State Financial Aid Programs

File FAFSA® First

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as FAFSA®, is the first and most important step when searching for financial aid for college. 

The FAFSA® application determines a student’s eligibility for both federal and some state grants, work-study programs, federal student loans, and even some school-sponsored scholarships. 

Some states require FAFSA® completion before applying for state financial aid. 

What is State Aid?

Almost every state education agency has at least one grant or scholarship available to residents, and many have a long list of student aid programs. Eligibility is usually restricted to state residents attending a college in-state, but that’s not always the case. 

Applying for State Financial Aid

Find your state below to see state aid program requirements and how to apply. 

Alabama (AL) Idaho (ID) Massachusetts (MA) New Mexico (NM) South Dakota (SD)
Alaska (AK) Hawaii (HI) Michigan (MI) New York (NY) Tennessee (TN)
Arizona (AZ) Illinois (IL) Minnesota (MN) North Carolina (NC) Texas (TX)
Arkansas (AR) Indiana (IN) Mississippi (MS) North Dakota (ND) Utah (UT)
California (CA) Iowa (IA) Missouri (MO) Ohio (OH) Vermont (VT)
Colorado (CO) Kansas (KS) Montana (MT) Oklahoma (OK) Virginia (VA)
Connecticut (CT) Kentucky (KY) Nebraska (NE) Oregon (OR) Washington (WA)
Delaware (DE) Louisiana (LA) Nevada (NV) Pennsylvania (PA) West Virginia (WV)
Florida (FL) Maine (ME) New Hampshire (NH) Rhode Island (RI) Wisconsin (WI)
Georgia (GA) Maryland (MD) New Jersey (NJ) South Carolina (SC) Wyoming (WY)


Have more questions about FAFSA® or state financial aid? The Frank Team is here to help. You can email us at or text us at (347) 690-7886. 

Good luck!