Here’s some information regarding general deadlines for FAFSA this year, for next school year. Pay close attention to them. I posted an article listing specific STATE deadline dates. Many states are different and have specific requirements.
My best advice for you is to do it as soon as possible. When they say first come first served, they really mean it. I gathered this information directly from:
Please let me know if you have further questions. It’s always necessary to maintain a solid and steady relationship with your FAFSA advisor at your school.
The good thing about this is that when you do it once it becomes easier as you go.
The FAFSA is the federal application for financial aid, but it is also used to apply for aid from other sources, such as your state or school.
TIP: The deadlines for your state or schools may be different from the federal deadlines and you may be required to complete additional forms.
Check with your high school guidance counselor or a financial aid administrator at your school about state and school sources of student aid.
Federal Student Financial Aid Deadlines
The 2009-2010 School Year (July 1st, 2009 – June 30th, 2010):
- FAFSA on the Web applications must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight time, June 30, 2010.
- Corrections on the Web forms must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight Time, September 21, 2010.
- Note: Your school must have your complete and correct information by your last day of enrollment in the 2009-2010 school year.
The 2010-2011 School Year (July 1st, 2010 – June 30th, 2011):
- FAFSA on the Web applications must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight time, June 30, 2011.
- Corrections on the Web forms must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight time, September 15, 2011.
- Note: Your school must have your complete and correct information by your last day of enrollment in the 2010-2011 school year.
Pay close attention to deadlines! Ask your school about their definition of an application deadline – whether it is the receipt date and time or the process date and time of the application.
Federal Student Aid considers a FAFSA’s receipt date and time to be when the FAFSA/correction is submitted successfully.
TIP: When you submit your FAFSA, be sure to print out the confirmation page and keep it for your records. It contains a confirmation number with the exact date and time (Central Standard Time) the form was received. You can also choose to have a copy e-mailed to you if you have provided an e-mail address.
Note: Transactions must be completed and accepted by midnight to meet the deadline. If you wait too long to submit your application and it is rejected, you may miss your school’s deadline.
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Keith Lipke is a careers and college coach, mentor and blogger at the hope chest. His passion is to educate, inspire, and give hope to young people who need it upon their search for the right career and college.