Reminder: 2016-2017 Federal FAFSA Deadline is Approaching
ALERT: The federal deadline to submit your FAFSA for the 2016-2017 academic year is June 30, 2017.
May 17, 2017
Have you filed your FAFSA yet? Here’s an important reminder!
The federal government’s deadline for the form has a deadline of the June 30 following the academic year you’re applying for.
This means that June 30, 2017 is the federal deadline for the 2016-17 school year – it’s important to note these dates because the majority of students have likely already submitted a form for this past year. That deadline simply applies to the date in which students are able to file a FAFSA for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Again, if you haven’t already submitted a FAFSA form this year, the federal deadline to submit your FAFSA for the 2016-2017 academic year is June 30, 2017.
It’s important to note, however, that the form needs to be submitted much earlier if you’re looking to meet financial aid deadlines for the state you live in, at least for the majority of states.
You can find your state’s financial aid deadlines here.
Remember, you want to apply as early as possible so you’re able to use your granted financial aid in time for the start of your next school year. Also, many state and institutional grants, scholarships and federal work-study funding are all awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. That means that, when it comes to the FAFSA, the early bird gets the worm.
But, if you’ve missed your state’s deadline, you can still qualify for federal funding if you submit your FAFSA sooner than later. It’s worth it to double check your state’s deadlines because some states, like Arkansas and Alaska, have later deadlines than others and you still may have time to meet yours!
Already filed your 2016-2017 FAFSA and are looking for the 2017-2018 information? The next FAFSA will be available in October and we’ll always keep you in the know about upcoming releases.
If you’re still curious and want to plan ahead for next year, you can find a comprehensive list of all 2017-2018 federal and state deadlines here.
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