Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

“The U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) provides more than $120 billion in financial aid to help pay for college or career school each year,” (https://studentaid.gov/ , 2020). At Gloco Counselors one of our goals is to help as many students as possible complete this free application and get help with their university tuition. We have design the FAFSA table below by state to help students meet the recommended deadlines for filling out the Free FAFSA Application.

State / Territory

2020-2021 Deadlines

Alabama

AL

Check with your financial aid administrator

Alaska

AK

AK Education Grant - Immediately after Oct. 1, 2020
AK Performance Scholarship - June 30, 2020 for priority consideration.

American Samoa

AS

Check with your financial aid administrator; additional forms may be required

Arizona

AZ

Check with your financial aid administrator

Arkansas

AR

For Academic Challenge and Higher Education Opportunity Grant - June 1, 2020
Higher Education Opportunity Grant – June 1, 2020.
For Workforce Grant - check with your financial aid administrator.

California

CA

For initial awards - March 2, 2020
For additional community college of California awards - Sept. 2, 2020
(If you are a non-citizen without a Social Security card or had one issued through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, you should fill out the California Dream Act Application found at caldreamact.org. FAFSA application completion is not necessary in California to be eligible for the California student financial aid.
Contact the California Student Aid Commission or your financial aid administrator for more information

Colorado

CO

Check with your financial aid administrator

Connecticut

CT

February 15, 2020 .

Delaware

DE

Submit your application by midnight April 15, 2020.

District of Columbia

DC

May 1, 2020 is the deadline for priority application submission.
For DCTAG, complete the DC OneApp and submit all supporting documents by before May 31, 2020.

Federated States of Micronesia

FM

Check with your financial aid administrator

Florida

FL

May 15, 2020 (date processed)

Georgia

GA

Check with your financial aid administrator

Guam

GU

Check with your financial aid administrator

Hawaii

HI

Check with your financial aid administrator

Idaho

ID

Opportunity Grant - March 1, 2020  is the deadline for priority consideration.

Illinois

IL

Immediately after October 1, 2020

Indiana

IN

Frank O'Bannon Grant and 21st Century Scholarship Grant - April 15, 2020 (date received)
Adult Student Grant- As soon as possible after October 1, 2020
Workforce Ready Grant - As soon as possible after October 1, 2020

Iowa

IA

July 1, 2020 (date received); Earlier priority deadlines may exist for certain programs.

Kansas

KS

April 1, 2020 CT by midnight (date received)

Kentucky

KY

Immediately after October 1, 2020

Louisiana

LA

July 1, 202o for priority consideration (July 1, 2020 recommended)

Maine

ME

May 1, 2020 by midnight CT

Marshall Islands

MH

Check with your financial aid administrator

Maryland

MD

March 1, 2020 by midnight CT (date received)

Massachusetts

MA

Submit your application by May 1, 2020 for priority consideration (date received)

Michigan

MI

March 1, 2020 CT (date received)

Minnesota

MN

Submit your application 30 days after term starts by midnight (date received)

Mississippi

MS

By midnight CT June 1, 2020

Missouri

MO

February 1, 2019. Applications accepted through April 1, 2019.

Montana

MT

For priority consideration, Dec. 1, 2019 - check with financial aid officer

Nebraska

NE

Check with your financial aid administrator

Nevada

NV

Silver State Opportunity Grant – immediately after October 1, 2020
Nevada Promise Scholarship - April 1, 2020
All other aid - Check with your financial aid administrator

New Hampshire

NH

Check with your financial aid administrator

New Jersey

NJ

2018-2019 Tuition Aid Grant recipients - April 15, 2020 by midnight CT
All other applications:
Fall & Spring terms - September 15, 2020
Spring term only - February 15, 2021

New Mexico

NM

Check with your financial aid administrator

New York

NY

Submit your application by June 30, 2021 CT (date received)

North Carolina

NC

Immediately after October 1, 2020

North Dakota

ND

Immediately after October 1, 2020

Northern Mariana Islands

MP

April 30, 2020

Ohio

OH

Submit your application by October 1, 2020 CT (date received)

Oklahoma

OK

Immediately after October 1, 2019

Oregon

OR

Oregon Opportunity Grant: Immediately after October 1, 2020
OSAC Private Scholarships: March 1, 2020
Oregon Promise: Contact your state agency

Palau

PW

Check with your financial aid administrator

Pennsylvania

PA

All first-time applicants at a community college; a business/trade/technical school; designated Pennsylvania Open-Admission institution, or a hospital school or nursing; or enrolled in a non-transferable two-year program - August 1, 2020  midnight CT(date received)
All other applicants - May 1, 2020 (date received)

Puerto Rico

PR

Check with your financial aid administrator

Rhode Island

RI

Check with your financial aid administrator

South Carolina

SC

Tuition Grants - June 30, 2020 (date received)
SC Commission on Higher Education Need-based grants - As soon as possible after October 1, 2020

South Dakota

SD

Check with your financial aid administrator

Tennessee

TN

State Grant- February 1, 2020: Eligible prior-year recipients receive priority, and all other awards made based on economic standing to applicants until funds are depleted.
For State Lottery - Fall term, September 1, 2020 (date received)
Spring & summer terms, February 1, 2020 (date received)
For TN Promise -  February 2, 2020

Texas

TX

January 15, 2020 for priority consideration.
Private and two-year institutions may have different deadlines

U.S. Virgin Islands

VI

Check with your financial aid administrator

Utah

UT

Check with your financial aid administrator

Vermont

VT

Immediately after October 1, 2020

Virginia

VA

Check with your financial aid administrator

Washington

WA

Immediately following October 1, 2020
Students ineligible for federal aid but meet state financial aid program and residency requirements should complete the Washington Application for State Financial Aid

West Virginia

WV

For PROMISE Scholarship submit your application by March 1, 2020
New applicants must also submit additional application at www.cfwv.com. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
For WV Higher Education Grant Program - April 15, 2020

Wisconsin

WI

Check with your financial aid administrator

Wyoming

WY

Check with your financial aid administrator