2011/2012 COLLEGE FAFSA DEADLINE DATES

Below is the official list from FAFSA.gov on the deadline dates for financial aid documents in all states. Be sure to follow this list and get your FAFSA paperwork in on time.

REMEMBER: if you’ve already been accepted to a college, please see your financial aid advisers for the next steps in applying for financial aid. If not, go to FAFSA.GOV to apply and receive a pin # that you will use to access your financial aid information. Each state has a different deadline.

2011-2012 FAFSA Deadlines
Federal Deadline:
Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight Time, June 30, 2012.
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight Time, September 15, 2012.

College Deadlines:
Each college may have a different deadline. Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about their definition of an application deadline – whether it is the date they receive your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.

STATE DEADLINES…

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. Aadditional 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.
Federated States of Micronesia Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Florida May 15, 2011 – date processed.
GeorgiaCheck with your financial aid administrator.
GuamCheck with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
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
Marshall Islands- Check with your financial aid administrator. *Additional form may be required.
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. Aadditional 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.
N. Mariana Islands- Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
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.
Palau- Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
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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