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2009-2010 FAFSA Application Deadlines


February 3, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
As we mentioned last month, financial aid application deadlines are fast approaching for the coming fall.  While students technically have until June 30, 2010 to complete a FAFSA on the Web for the 2009-2010 school year, state aid deadlines happen much sooner with some occurring as early as February--this February.  So if you're waiting to do your taxes first or just generally procrastinating on your application, check the deadlines below to make sure you don't miss out on state or campus-based aid programs.   Alabama:
     Check with your financial aid administrator  Alaska:   April 15, 2009   American Samoa:  Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)  Arizona:   March 1, 2009  
Arkansas:  
 For Academic Challenge - June 1, 2009  For Workforce Grant - check with your financial aid administrator  
For Higher Education Opportunity Grant - June 1, 2009 (fall term); November 1, 2009 (spring term)   
 California:    For initial awards - March 2, 2009  
For additional community college awards - September 2, 2009 - date postmarked (additional forms may be required)   
 Colorado:  Check with your financial aid administrator  Connecticut: Priority deadline February 15, 2009 (additional forms may be required)  Delaware:  April 15, 2009  District of Columbia:  June 30, 2009 (additional forms may be required)   Federated States of Micronesia:  Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)  Florida:  May 15, 2009 - date processed  Georgia:  Check with your financial aid administrator   Guam:  Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)  Hawaii:  Check with you financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)  Idaho:   Opportunity Grant - Priority deadline March 1, 2009 (additional forms may be required)   Illinois:   First-time applicants - September 30, 2009  Continuing applicants - Priority deadline August 15, 2009    Indiana:  March 10, 2009  Iowa:  July 1, 2009   Kansas: Priority deadline  April 1, 2009 (additional forms may be required)  Kentucky: Priority deadline  March 15, 2009   Louisiana:  July 1, 2009  Maine:  May 1, 2009   Marshall Islands:  Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)  Maryland:  March 1, 2009   Massachusetts: Priority deadline  May 1, 2009  Michigan:  March 1, 2009  Minnesota:  30 days after term starts   Mississippi:   MTAG and MESG Grants - September 15, 2009  HELP Scholarship - March 31, 2009    Missouri:  April 1, 2009   Montana: Priority deadline  March 1, 2009   Nebraska:  Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)   Nevada:  Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)   New Hampshire:  May 1, 2009   New Jersey:    June 1, 2009 if you received a Tuition Aid Grant in 2008-2009  All other applications - October 1, 2009, for fall and spring terms;  March 1, 2010, for spring term only    New Mexico:  Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)   New York:  May 1, 2010 (additional forms may be required)  North Carolina:  Check with your financial aid administrator  North Dakota:  March 15, 2009   Northern Mariana Islands:  Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)   Ohio:  October 1, 2009   Oklahoma: Priority deadline  April 15, 2009 for best consideration   Oregon:  Check with your financial aid administrator   Palau:  Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)   Pennsylvania:   All 2008-2009 State Grant recipients and all non-2008-2009 State Grant recipients in degree programs - May 1, 2009  All other applicants - August 1, 2009 (additional forms may be required)    Puerto Rico:  Check with your financial aid administrator   Rhode Island: Priority deadline  March 1, 2009   South Carolina:  Tuition Grants - June 30, 2009  South Dakota:  Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)  Tennessee:   For State Grant - Priority deadline March 1, 2009  For State Lottery - September 1, 2009    Texas:  Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)   U.S. Virgin Islands:  Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)   Utah:  Check with your financial aid administrator  Vermont:  Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)   Virginia:  Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)   Washington:  Check with your financial aid administrator   West Virginia: Priority deadline  March 1, 2009 (additional forms may be required)   Wisconsin:  Check with your financial aid administrator   Wyoming:  Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)  Additional information about federal and state financial aid application deadlines can be found on the official FAFSA website.  Deadlines for individual campuses may occur earlier than the deadline for your state.  Check with your college's financial aid office to find out deadlines for campus financial aid.

As we mentioned last month, financial aid application deadlines are fast approaching for the coming fall.  While students technically have until June 30, 2010 to complete a FAFSA on the Web for the 2009-2010 school year, state aid deadlines happen much sooner with some occurring as early as February--this February.  So if you're waiting to do your taxes first or just generally procrastinating on your application, check the deadlines below to make sure you don't miss out on state or campus-based aid programs

     
  • Alabama:   Check with your financial aid administrator
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  • Alaska:  April 15, 2009
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  • American Samoa:  Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)
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  • Arizona:  March 1, 2009
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  • Arkansas
       
    • For Academic Challenge - June 1, 2009
    •  
    • For Workforce Grant - check with your financial aid administrator
    •  
    • For Higher Education Opportunity Grant - June 1, 2009 (fall term); November 1, 2009 (spring term)
    •  
     
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  • California
       
    • For initial awards - March 2, 2009
    •  
    • For additional community college awards - September 2, 2009 - date postmarked (additional forms may be required)
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  • Colorado: Check with your financial aid administrator
  •  
  • Connecticut: Priority deadline February 15, 2009 (additional forms may be required)
  •  
  • Delaware: April 15, 2009
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  • District of Columbia: June 30, 2009 (additional forms may be required)
  •  
  • Federated States of Micronesia: Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)
  •  
  • Florida: May 15, 2009 - date processed
  •  
  • Georgia: Check with your financial aid administrator
  •  
  • Guam: Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)
  •  
  • Hawaii: Check with you financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)
  •  
  • Idaho:  Opportunity Grant - Priority deadline March 1, 2009 (additional forms may be required)
  •  
  • Illinois
       
    • First-time applicants - September 30, 2009
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    • Continuing applicants - Priority deadline August 15, 2009
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  • Indiana: March 10, 2009
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  • Iowa: July 1, 2009
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  • Kansas: Priority deadline April 1, 2009 (additional forms may be required)
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  • Kentucky: Priority deadline March 15, 2009
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  • Louisiana: July 1, 2009
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  • Maine: May 1, 2009
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  • Marshall Islands: Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)
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  • Maryland: March 1, 2009
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  • Massachusetts: Priority deadline May 1, 2009
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  • Michigan: March 1, 2009
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  • Minnesota: 30 days after term starts
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  • Mississippi
       
    • MTAG and MESG Grants - September 15, 2009
    •  
    • HELP Scholarship - March 31, 2009
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  • Missouri: April 1, 2009
  •  
  • Montana: Priority deadline March 1, 2009
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  • Nebraska: Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)
  •  
  • Nevada: Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)
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  • New Hampshire: May 1, 2009
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  • New Jersey
       
    • June 1, 2009 if you received a Tuition Aid Grant in 2008-2009
    •  
    • All other applications - October 1, 2009, for fall and spring terms;
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    • March 1, 2010, for spring term only
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  •  
  • New Mexico: Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)
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  • New York: May 1, 2010 (additional forms may be required)
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  • North Carolina: Check with your financial aid administrator
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  • North Dakota: March 15, 2009
  •  
  • Northern Mariana Islands: Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)
  •  
  • Ohio: October 1, 2009
  •  
  • Oklahoma: Priority deadline April 15, 2009 for best consideration
  •  
  • Oregon: Check with your financial aid administrator
  •  
  • Palau: Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)
  •  
  • Pennsylvania
       
    • All 2008-2009 State Grant recipients and all non-2008-2009 State Grant recipients in degree programs - May 1, 2009
    •  
    • All other applicants - August 1, 2009 (additional forms may be required)
    •  
     
  •  
  • Puerto Rico: Check with your financial aid administrator
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  • Rhode Island: Priority deadline March 1, 2009
  •  
  • South Carolina: Tuition Grants - June 30, 2009
  •  
  • South Dakota: Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)
  •  
  • Tennessee
       
    • For State Grant - Priority deadline March 1, 2009
    •  
    • For State Lottery - September 1, 2009
    •  
     
  •  
  • Texas: Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)
  •  
  • U.S. Virgin Islands: Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)
  •  
  • Utah: Check with your financial aid administrator
  •  
  • Vermont: Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)
  •  
  • Virginia: Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)
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  • Washington: Check with your financial aid administrator
  •  
  • West Virginia: Priority deadline March 1, 2009 (additional forms may be required)
  •  
  • Wisconsin: Check with your financial aid administrator
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  • Wyoming: Check with your financial aid administrator (additional forms may be required)
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 Additional information about federal and state financial aid application deadlines can be found on the official FAFSA website.  Deadlines for individual campuses may occur earlier than the deadline for your state.  Check with your college's financial aid office to find out deadlines for campus financial aid.
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