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FAFSA Due in as Little as Three Days for some Students

Students are advised to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1, 2011.

By Leah Westfall

March 07, 2011

FAFSA Due in as Little as Three Days for some Students
An Indiana state campaign says about half of Indiana’s prospective college students potentially forfeit thousands of dollars in state aid because of late paperwork according to a March 7 story on Courier-Journal.com. The most common mistake is not getting the FAFSA in on time. According to the article, state officials believe the easiest and fastest way to apply for aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The state deadline for Indiana is March 10, 2011.
Here’s the deadlines for the remaining 49 states and surrounding areas for 2011-2012 according to fafsa.ed.gov. *Alabama* Check with your financial aid administrator.
*Alaska* AK Education Grant – April 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. AK Performance Scholarship – June 30, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
*American Samoa* Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
*Arizona* Check with your financial aid administrator.
*Arkansas* For Academic Challenge – June 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For Workforce Grant – check with your financial aid administrator. For Higher Education Opportunity Grant – June 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
*California* For initial awards – March 2, 2011. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency. For additional community college awards – September 2, 2011 – date postmarked. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
*Colorado* Check with your financial aid administrator.
*Connecticut* February 15, 2011. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
*Delaware* April 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
*District of Columbia* June 30, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
*Florida* May 15, 2011 – date processed.
*Georgia* Check with your financial aid administrator.
*Hawaii* Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
*Idaho* Opportunity Grant – March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
*Illinois* As soon as possible after January 1, 2011. Awards made until funds are depleted.
*Indiana* March 10, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time.
*Iowa* July 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time; earlier priority deadlines may exist for certain programs.
*Kansas* April 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
*Kentucky* As soon as possible after January 1, 2011. Awards made until funds are depleted.
*Louisiana* June 30, 2012 (July 1, 2011 recommended)
*Maine* May 1, 2011
*Maryland* March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time.
*Massachusetts* May 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
*Michigan* March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time.
*Minnesota* 30 days after term starts by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
*Mississippi* MTAG and MESG Grants – September 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. HELP Scholarship – March 31, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
*Missouri* April 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
*Montana* March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
*Nebraska* Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
*Nevada* Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
*New Hampshire* May 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
*New Jersey* 2010-2011 Tuition Aid Grant recipients – June 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. All other applications – October 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time, for fall and spring terms; March 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Daylight Time, for spring term only.
*New Mexico* Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
*New York* June 30, 2012 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
*North Carolina* Check with your financial aid administrator.
*North Dakota* March 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
*Ohio* October 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
*Oklahoma* March 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
*Oregon* OSAC Private Scholarships – March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time. Oregon Opportunity Grant – As soon as possible after January 1, 2011. Awards made until funds are depleted.
*Pennsylvania* All 2010-2011 State Grant recipients and all non-2010-2011 State Grant recipients in degree programs – May 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency. All other applicants – August 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
*Puerto Rico* Check with your financial aid administrator.
*Rhode Island* March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
*South Carolina* Tuition Grants – June 30, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. SC Commission on Higher Education – As soon as possible after January 1, 2011. Awards made until funds are depleted.
*South Dakota* Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
*Tennessee* For State Grant – As soon as possible after January 1, 2011. Awards made until funds are depleted. For State Lottery – September 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
*Texas* Check with your financial aid administrator.
*U.S. Virgin Islands* Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
*Utah* Check with your financial aid administrator.
*Vermont* Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
*Virginia* Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
*Washington* Check with your financial aid administrator.
*West Virginia* April 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
*Wisconsin* Check with your financial aid administrator.
*Wyoming* Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.

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