FAFSA Deadline

The federal FAFSA deadline is June 30 each year but may differ from state to state, with the earliest on Feb. 15 in Connecticut.

FAFSA becomes available on October 1 and has an 18-month application cycle. The FAFSA deadline for the 2021—2022 is midnight, Central Time, June 30, 2021.

In addition to complying with the federal deadline above, students must also adhere to state financial aid deadlines in order to be eligible for state aid.

Below is a complete list of financial aid deadlines, state-by-state, for the 2021—2022 academic year. #

STATE DEADLINE REMARKS
Alabama *
Alaska June 30, 2021 Alaska Performance Scholarship
As early as October 1, 2020 Alaska Education Grant
American Samoa *
Arizona *
Arkansas June 1, 2021 Academic Challenge and Higher Education Opportunity Grant
Workforce Grant - *
California March 2, 2021 Cal Grants (date postmarked)
September 2, 2021 Additional community college awards (date postmarked)
Colorado *
Connecticut February 15, 2021 Date received.
Delaware April 15, 2021 Date received.
District of Columbia May 31, 2021 Date received.
Florida May 15, 2021 Date processed.
Georgia *
Guam *
Hawaii *
Idaho March 1, 2021 Opportunity Grant
Illinois As early as October 1, 2020 Awards made until funds are depleted.
Indiana As early as October 1, 2020 Awards made until funds are depleted.
Iowa July 1, 2021 Date received;
earlier priority deadlines may exist for certain programs.
Kansas April 1, 2021 Date received.
Kentucky As early as October 1, 2020 Awards made until funds are depleted.
Louisiana July 1, 2021 Date received.
Maine May 1, 2021 Date received.
Marshall Islands *
Maryland March 1, 2021 Date received.
Massachusetts May 1, 2021 Date received.
Michigan March 1, 2021 Date received.
Minnesota 30 days after term starts
Mississippi March 31, 2021 HELP Scholarship
September 15, 2021 MTAG and MESG Grants
Missouri February 1, 2021 For priority consideration,
submit application by date specified
April 1, 2021 Date received.
Montana March 1, 2021 Date received.
Nebraska *
Nevada As early as October 1, 2020 Awards made until funds are depleted.
New Hampshire
New Jersey April 1, 2021 Tuition Aid Grant recipients
September 15, 2021 All other applicants for fall and spring terms.
February 15, 2020 All other applicants for spring term only.
New Mexico *
New York June 30, 2020 Date received.
North Carolina As early as October 1, 2020 Awards made until funds are depleted.
North Dakota As early as October 1, 2020 Awards made until funds are depleted.
Ohio October 1, 2021 Date received.
Oklahama As early as October 1, 2020 Awards made until funds are depleted.
Oregon As early as October 1, 2020 Oregon Opportunity Grant
March 1, 2021 OSAC Private Scholarships
April 1, 2021 Oregon Promise Grant – Fall term
Palau *
Pennsylvania May 1, 2021 Date received; except for
August 1, 2021 first-time applicants at a community college;
a business/trade/technical school;
a hospital school of nursing;
or enrolled in a non-transferable 2-year program.
Puerto Rico *
Rhode Island *
South Carolina June 30, 2021 Tuition Grants
As early as October 1, 2020 SC Commission on Higher Education;
awards made until funds are depleted.
South Dakota *
Tennessee January 17, 2021 For State Grant & Tennessee PROMISE
September 1, 2021 For State Lottery: Fall term
February 1, 2020 Spring & summer terms
Texas As early as October 1, 2020 Awards made until funds are depleted.
March 15, 2021 Texas Public Colleges
* Texas Private Colleges
U.S Virgin Islands *
Utah February 1, 2021 Regents’ Scholarship
Vermont As early as October 1, 2020 Awards made until funds are depleted.
Virginia *
Washington As early as October 1, 2020 Awards made until funds are depleted.
West Virginia March 1, 2021 PROMISE Scholarship
April 15, 2021 WV Higher Education Grant Program
Wisconsin *
Wyoming *

*Check with your financial aid administrator.