Important FAFSA® Deadlines You Need to Know

The 2022-23 FAFSA® opened on October 1, 2021. It’s important for students to submit their applications for financial aid as soon as possible. 

The sooner you file your FAFSA® the better your chances of maximizing your financial aid. 

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Important FAFSA® Dates to Add to Your Calendar

There are three key dates students should circle in their calendars every year: October 1st, June 30th, and September 15th. If you have any questions about school-specific deadlines, you should talk to your financial aid administrator.

  • October 1st  – FAFSA® opens for the next academic year
  • June 30th  – FAFSA® closes for the current academic year
  • September 15th – Deadline to make FAFSA® corrections for the previous academic year

*Until further notice from the FSA, those dates will not change for subsequent academic years. Students should be prepared to file their 2022-2023 FAFSA® on October 1st, 2021.

Current FAFSA® Applications Available

  • The 2021-22 FAFSA® opened on October 1, 2020, and will remain open until June 30, 2022. 
  • The 2022-23 FAFSA® opened on October 1, 2021, and will remain open until June 30, 2023. 

College FAFSA® Deadlines

Each college may have its own deadline. Check with the college(s) you’re interested in attending so you can be sure not to miss their deadlines. 

You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline. For instance, the dates your FAFSA® is submitted, processed, and received by the college can differ greatly. So having this information will help you get your application submitted on time. 

State FAFSA® Deadlines

FAFSA® deadlines vary by state. Use the chart below to view your state’s deadline. 

         2022–23 Academic Year State Deadlines:

State Deadline
Alabama Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator.
Alaska ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021
Alaska Education Grant: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are given until funds are depleted.
June 30, 2022
Alaska Performance Scholarship: For priority consideration, submit your application by June 30, 2022. Awards are given until funds are depleted.
Alberta Contact Your Financial Aid Office
There is no state (or province) deadline for Alberta.
American Samoa Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
Arizona Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator.
Arkansas July 1, 2022
Academic Challenge: July 1, 2022, by midnight Central time (CT). ArFuture Grant (fall term): July 1, 2022, by midnight CT.
Jan. 10, 2023
ArFuture Grant (spring term): Jan. 10, 2023, by midnight CT.
British Columbia Contact Your Financial Aid Office
There is no state (or province) deadline for British Columbia.
California March 2, 2022
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.
Sept. 2, 2022
For additional community college Cal Grants: Sept. 2, 2022 (date postmarked).
Contact Your Financial Aid Office
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 at dream.csac.ca.gov. Contact the California Student Aid Commission at csac.ca.gov or your financial aid administrator for more information.
Colorado Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator.
Connecticut Feb. 15, 2022
For priority consideration, submit your application on Feb. 15, 2022, by midnight Central time. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency. Additional forms may be required.
Delaware April 15, 2022
April 15, 2022, by midnight Central time.
District of Columbia Aug. 19, 2022
For priority consideration, submit your FAFSA® form by Aug. 19, 2022.
Aug. 26, 2022
For the DC Tuition Assistance Grant, complete the DC OneApp and submit supporting documents by Aug. 26, 2022, to receive priority consideration.
Federated States of Micronesia Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
Florida May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022 (date processed).
Georgia ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021
As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2021. Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required. Visit GAfutures.org for additional information.
Guam Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
Hawaii Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
Idaho March 1, 2022
Opportunity Scholarship: For priority consideration, submit your application on March 1, 2022, by midnight Central time. Additional forms may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Illinois ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021
As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2021. Visit isac.org for the Monetary Award Program renewal deadline; awards are offered until funds are depleted.
Indiana ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021
Adult Student Grant: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are offered until funds are depleted. New applicants must submit additional forms at ScholarTrack.IN.gov.
Workforce Ready Grant: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2021.
April 15, 2022
Frank O’Bannon Grant: April 15, 2022, by midnight Central time (CT).
21st Century Scholarship: April 15, 2022, by midnight CT.
Iowa July 1, 2022
July 1, 2022, by midnight Central time. Earlier priority deadlines may exist for certain programs. Additional forms may be required.
Kansas April 1, 2022
For priority consideration, submit your application on April 1, 2022, by midnight Central time. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency. Additional forms may be required.
Kentucky ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021
As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are offered until funds are depleted.
Louisiana July 1, 2023
July 1, 2023 (Feb. 1, 2022, recommended).
Maine May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022, by midnight Central time.
Manitoba Contact Your Financial Aid Office
There is no state (or province) deadline for Manitoba.
Marshall Islands Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
Maryland March 1, 2022
March 1, 2022, by midnight Central time.
Massachusetts May 1, 2022
For priority consideration, submit your application on May 1, 2022, by midnight Central time.
Michigan March 1, 2022
March 1, 2022, by midnight Central time.
Minnesota Contact Your Financial Aid Office
30 days after term starts, by midnight Central time.
Mississippi Oct. 15, 2022
MTAG and MESG Grants: Oct. 15, 2022, by midnight Central Time (CT).
April 30, 2022
HELP Grant: April 30, 2022, by midnight CT
Missouri Feb. 1, 2022
For priority consideration, submit your application by Feb. 1, 2022. Applications are accepted through April 1, 2022, by midnight Central time.
Montana Dec. 1, 2021
For priority consideration, submit your application by Dec. 1, 2021. Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
Northern Mariana Islands April 30, 2022
For priority consideration, submit your application on April 30, 2022, by midnight Central time. Additional forms may be required.
Nebraska Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator.
Nevada ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021
Silver State Opportunity Grant: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are offered until funds are depleted.
March 1, 2022
Nevada Promise Scholarship: March 1, 2022; additional forms may be required. Awards are offered until funds are depleted.
Contact Your Financial Aid Office
All other aid: Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
New Brunswick Contact Your Financial Aid Office
There is no state (or province) deadline for New Brunswick.
New Hampshire Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
New Jersey April 15, 2022
Renewal applicants (2021–22 Tuition Aid Grant recipients): April 15, 2022, by midnight Central time (CT).
Sept. 15, 2022
All other applicants for the fall and spring terms on Sept. 15, 2022, by midnight CT.
Feb. 15, 2023
All other applicants for spring term only on Feb. 15, 2023, by midnight CT.
New Mexico Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator.
New York June 30, 2023
June 30, 2023, by midnight Central time. Additional forms may be required.
Newfoundland Contact Your Financial Aid Office
There is no state (or province) deadline for Newfoundland.
Newfoundland/Labrador Contact Your Financial Aid Office
There is no state (or province) deadline for Newfoundland/Labrador.
North Carolina ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021
As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are offered until funds are depleted.
North Dakota ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021
As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are offered until funds are depleted.
Northwest Territories Contact Your Financial Aid Office
There is no state (or province) deadline for Northwest Territories.
Nova Scotia Contact Your Financial Aid Office
There is no state (or province) deadline for Nova Scotia.
Nunavut Contact Your Financial Aid Office
There is no state (or province) deadline for Nunavut.
Ohio Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 1, 2022, by midnight Central time.
Oklahoma ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021
As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are made until funds are depleted.
Ontario Contact Your Financial Aid Office
There is no state (or province) deadline for Ontario.
Oregon ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021
Oregon Opportunity Grant: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are made until funds are depleted.
March 1, 2022
OSAC Private Scholarships: March 1, 2022; additional forms may be required.
Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Oregon Promise Grant: Contact your state agency. Additional forms may be required.
Palau Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
Pennsylvania Aug. 1, 2022
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: Aug. 1, 2022, by midnight Central time (CT).
May 1, 2022
All other applicants: May 1, 2022, by midnight CT. Additional forms may be required.
Prince Edward Island Contact Your Financial Aid Office
There is no state (or province) deadline for Prince Edward Island.
Puerto Rico Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator.
Quebec (QC) Contact Your Financial Aid Office
There is no state (or province) deadline for Quebec (QC).
Rhode Island Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
Saskatchewan Contact Your Financial Aid Office
There is no state (or province) deadline for Saskatchewan.
South Carolina ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021
SC Commission on Higher Education Need-based Grants: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are made until funds are depleted.
June 30, 2022
Tuition Grants: June 30, 2022, by midnight Central time.
South Dakota Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
Tennessee Feb. 1, 2022
State Grant: Prior-year recipients receive awards if eligible and apply by Feb. 1, 2022. All other awards are made to the neediest applicants. Awards are made until funds are depleted.
Tennessee Promise: Feb. 1, 2022, by midnight Central time (CT).
Sept. 1, 2022
State Lottery for the fall term: Sept. 1, 2022, by midnight CT.
Feb. 1, 2023
State Lottery for the spring and summer terms: Feb. 1, 2023, by midnight CT.
Texas Jan. 15, 2022
For priority consideration, submit your application by Jan. 15, 2022. Additional forms may be required. Private and two-year institutions may have different deadlines. Check with your financial aid administrator.
U.S. Virgin Islands Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
Utah Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Additional forms may be required.
Vermont ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021
As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2021. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Additional forms may be required.
Virginia Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
Washington ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021
As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2021.
Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Students ineligible for federal student aid but who meet state financial aid program and residency requirements should complete the Washington Application for State Financial Aid at wsac.wa.gov/wasfa instead of the FAFSA® form. Contact the Washington Student Achievement Council at wasfa@wsac.wa.gov or your financial aid administrator for more information.
West Virginia March 1, 2022
PROMISE Scholarship: March 1, 2022. New applicants must complete and submit the additional form at cfwv.com. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
April 15, 2022
WV Higher Education Grant: April 15, 2022.
WV Invests Grant: For priority consideration, submit your application by April 15, 2022.
Wisconsin Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator.
Wyoming Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
Yukon Contact Your Financial Aid Office
There is no state deadline (or province) for Yukon.

 

Need help filing the FAFSA®? The Frank Team is here to help! You can reach our team of FAFSA® experts via email at support@withfrank.org

Good luck!

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does FAFSA® open?

FAFSA® opens each year on October 1.

Do I have to file FAFSA® to get financial aid?

Yes, if you’re interested in receiving federal financial aid for college, you will need to file the FAFSA®. Some scholarships even have FAFSA® completion as a requirement to apply.

Do I have to fill out FAFSA® every year?

Yes, you will need to file the FAFSA® for every year you plan on attending college. Most academic institutions require students to re-apply for financial aid because the amount of financial aid a student is eligible for may fluctuate across the years depending on a variety of factors.

How early should I file FAFSA®?

You should file your FAFSA® as soon as possible. The sooner you file your FAFSA®, the better your chances are of maximizing your financial aid.

How do I know which FAFSA® application to file?

You’ll need to file the FAFSA® application the aligns with the year you plan on attending college. For example, if you’re planning on attending school during the fall of 2022, you’ll need to file the 2022-23 FAFSA® application.

Do I have to file FAFSA® to get financial aid?

Yes, if you’re interested in grants, scholarships, work-study programs, or federal student loans, you will need to file the FAFSA®.