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2022 - 23 Financial Aid and FAFSA State Deadlines

Submit your FAFSA by the state deadline in order to qualify for state aid.

Kathryn Knight Randolph

September 16, 2021

Many states advise students to complete the FAFSA by their designated deadline in order to qualify for more financial aid.
2022 - 23 Financial Aid and FAFSA State Deadlines
High school seniors, college, and grad students, start your engines: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as the FAFSA, will be available on October 1. Though the federal deadline for this particular academic year is June 30, 2023, it’s best to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after the form becomes available. That’s because most states and colleges and universities distribute financial aid on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your best chance of qualifying for as much aid as possible is to submit your FAFSA application as soon as possible – but also by the state deadline, which are all listed below. Know your state’s deadline, and gather all of the materials you need in order to complete the FAFSA. It’s nearly go-time.

State Deadlines: A - D

Alabama – Check with your financial aid administrator. Alaska -- Alaska Education Grant: ASAP after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Alaska Performance Scholarship: For priority consideration, submit your application by June 30, 2022. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Arizona – Check with your financial aid administrator. Arkansas -- Academic Challenge: July 1, 2022. ArFuture Grant (fall term): July 1, 2022. ArFuture Grant (spring term): January 10, 2023. California -- For many state financial aid programs: March 2, 2022 (date postmarked). Cal Grant also requires submission of a school-certified GPA by March 2, 2022. For additional community college Cal Grants: September 2, 2022. If you’re a noncitizen without a Social Security card or had one issued through the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, you should fill out the California Dream Act Application found at dream.csac.ca.gov. Contact the California Student Aid Commission csac.ca.gov or your financial aid administrator for more information.
Colorado – Check with your financial aid administrator. Connecticut -- For priority consideration, submit your application by February 15, 2022. Additional forms might be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency. Delaware -- April 15, 2022 District of Columbia -- For priority consideration, submit your FAFSA form by August 19, 2022. For the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG), complete the DC OneApp and submit supporting documents by August 26, 2022, for priority consideration.

State Deadlines: F – L

Florida -- May 15, 2022 Georgia -- ASAP after October 1, 2021. Hawaii -- Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required. Idaho -- Opportunity Grant: For priority consideration, submit your application by midnight CT, March 1, 2022. Additional forms might be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency. Illinois -- ASAP after Oct. 1, 2021. Visit isac.org for Monetary Award Program renewal deadline information. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Indiana -- Adult Student Grant: ASAP after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are made until funds are depleted. New applicants must submit additional forms at ScholarTrack.IN.gov. Workforce Ready Grant: ASAP after Oct. 1, 2021. Frank O'Bannon Grant: April 15, 2022. 21st Century Scholarship: April 15, 2022. Iowa -- July 1, 2022. Earlier priority deadlines might exist for certain programs. Additional forms might be required. Kansas -- For priority consideration, submit your application by midnight CT, April 1, 2022. Additional forms might be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency. Kentucky -- ASAP after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Louisiana -- July 1, 2023

State Deadlines: M – O

Maine – May 1, 2022 Maryland – March 1, 2022 Massachusetts – For priority consideration, submit your application by May 1, 2022. Michigan – March 1, 2022 Minnesota – 30 days after term starts, by midnight CT. Mississippi – October 15, 2022. MTAG and MESG Grants: Oct. 15, 2022, by midnight Central Time (CT). HELP Grant: April 30, 2022, by midnight CT Missouri – For priority consideration, submit your application by February 1, 2022. Applications are accepted through April 1, 2022. Montana – For priority consideration, submit your application by December 1, 2022. Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required. Nebraska – Check with your financial aid administrator. Nevada – ASAP after October 1, 2021. Silver State Opportunity Grant: ASAP after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Nevada Promise Scholarship: March 1, 2022. Additional forms might be required. Awards are made until funds are depleted. All other aid: Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required. New Hampshire – Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required. New Jersey – April 15, 2022. Renewal applicants (2021–22 Tuition Aid Grant recipients): April 15, 2022, by midnight Central time (CT). All other applicants for the fall and spring terms on Sept. 15, 2022, by midnight CT. All other applicants for spring term only on Feb. 15, 2023, by midnight CT. New Mexico – Check with your financial aid administrator. New York – June 30, 2023, by midnight CT. Additional forms might be required. North Carolina – ASAP after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are made until funds are depleted. North Dakota – ASAP after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Ohio – October 1, 2022 Oklahoma – ASAP after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Oregon -- Oregon Opportunity Grant: ASAP after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are made until funds are depleted. OSAC Private Scholarships: March 1, 2022. Additional forms might be required. Oregon Promise Grant: Contact your state agency. Additional forms might be required.

State Deadlines: P – T

Pennsylvania – All first-time applicants enrolled in a community college, business, trade, or technical school, hospital school of nursing, designated Pennsylvania Open-Admission institution, or nontransferable two-year program: August 1, 2022. All other applicants: May 1, 2022. Additional forms might be required. Rhode Island – Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required. South Carolina – SC Commission on Higher Education Need-based Grants: ASAP after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Tuition Grants: June 30, 2022, by midnight CT. South Dakota – Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required. Tennessee – State Grant: Prior-year recipients receive award if eligible and apply by February 1, 2022. All other awards made to neediest applicants. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Tennessee Promise: February 1, 2022 (date received). State Lottery: Fall term: September 1, 2022 (date received). State Lottery: Spring and summer terms: February 1, 2023. Texas – For priority consideration, submit your application by January 15, 2022. Additional forms might be required. Private and two-year institutions might have different deadlines. Check with your financial aid administrator.

State Deadlines: U – W

Utah – Check with your financial aid administrator. Awards made until funds are depleted. Additional forms may be required. Vermont – ASAP after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Additional forms might be required. Virginia – Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required. Washington – ASAP after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Students ineligible for federal aid but who meet state financial aid program and residency requirements should complete the Washington Application for State Financial Aid at readysetgrad.org/wasfa instead of the FAFSA form. Contact the Washington Student Achievement Council (readysetgrad.org/wasfa) or your financial aid administrator for more information. West Virginia – PROMISE Scholarship: March 1, 2022. New applicants must submit additional forms at cfwv.com. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency. WV Higher Education Grant Program: April 15, 2022. WV Invests Grant: For priority consideration, submit your application by April 15, 2022. Wisconsin – Check with your financial aid administrator. Wyoming – Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required. Are you ready to file the FAFSA? Get prepared with our FASFA Checklist.

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