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2018-2019 FAFSA AND STATE FILING DEADLINES

As of  2016, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) becomes available four (4)  months earlier than previously.  Instead of the FAFSA becoming available January 1st, the FAFSA is now available October 1st annually.

While the FAFSA is an important document for many financial aid programs, it should be treated as a starting point for for college financial aid and not the end point. All too often college bound students complete the FAFSA as their first and final step in the college financial aid process, missing out on an infinite number of scholarship and grant opportunities.  We implore students who are using FAFSA to continue their search for financial aid by applying for all available scholarships commensurate with their financial need.

The following list is a comprehensive listing of key state and federal FAFSA deadlines for academic year 2018-2019.  While the federal deadline is universal, the state deadlines vary.

For your convenience, we have included a list of  available signature state grant and scholarship programs requiring the FAFSA.

ALABAMA

State Grants:  Alabama Student Assistance Program, Alabama Student Grant, Police Officer’s and Firefighters Survivor’s Educational Assistance Program, Alabama National Guard Educational Assistance Program, Alabama G.I. Dependents Educational Benefits Program, Alabama Student Grant Program, American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Program, American Legion Scholarship Program, Junior and Community College Athletic Scholarship Program, Junior and Community College Performing Arts Scholarship Program, Senior Adult Scholarship Program, Two Year College Academic Scholarship Program

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline: Check with academic institution financial aid administrator

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

 

ALASKA

State Grants:  Alaska Education Grant, AlaskAdvantage Grant, Alaska Space Grant Program, University of Alaska Completion Grant, Alaska Performance Scholarship (“APS”), GEAR-UP Alaska Scholarship Program

Alaska Education Grant: ASAP after October 1, 2017

Alaska Performance Scholarship:  June 30, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

ARIZONA

State Grants:  Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (“AzLEAP”), Arizona Teacher Student Loan Program (formerly, the Math, Science and Special Education Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program (“MSSE”)

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  ASAP after October 1, 2017

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

ARKANSAS

State Grants:  Academic Challenge and Higher Education Opportunity Scholarship, Arkansas Future Grant (“ArFuture”)

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  June 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

CALIFORNIA

State Grants:  Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B, Cal Grant C, Cal Grant A Competitive Awards, California Chafee Grant, California DREAM Act, California Middle Class Scholarship, Child Development Grant Program, California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program, California Community College Transfer Entitlement Grant, Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  March 2, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 (Community College Cal Grant) :  September 2, 2018

 

COLORADO

State Grants:  College Opportunity Fund, Colorado Student Grant, Colorado Graduate Grant, Colorado National Guard Tuition Assistance Program

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  ASAP after October 1, 2017

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

CONNECTICUT

State Grants:  Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program, Connecticut Minority Teacher Incentive Grant, Connecticut Aid for Public College Students, Connecticut Independent College Student Grant Program, Connecticut Veterans Tuition Waiver, Connecticut Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver, College Access Grant

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  February 15, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

DELAWARE

State Grants:  Academic Competitiveness Grants, Scholarship Incentive Program (“ScIP”), Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others, B. Bradford Barnes Memorial Scholarship, Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship, Herman M. Holloway, Sr. Memorial Scholarship, Diamond State Scholarship, Inspire Scholarship

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

State Grants:  DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program (“DCTAG”), DC College Access Program (“DC CAP”), Mayors Scholars Program

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  April 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 (DCTAG):  April 30, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

FLORIDA

State Grants:  Florida Public Student Assistance Grant, Career Education Student Assistance Grant, Minority Teacher Education Scholars, First Generation Matching Grant Program (“FGMG”), Florida Resident Access Grant (“FRAG”), Access to Better Learning and Education (“ABLE”) Grant, Florida Work Experience Program, Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship (“MMB”), Rosewood Family Scholarship, Florida Private Student Assistance Grant Program (“FSAG-Private”), Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program (“FBFSP”)

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  May 15, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

GEORGIA

State Grants: Tuition Equalization Grant, Georgia HOPE Grant Program, Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant, Zell Miller Scholarship, Georgia HERO Scholarship Program, Public Safety Memorial Grant, Accel Program, REACH Georgia Scholarship Program, Georgia’s HOPE GED Grant, Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  ASAP after October 1, 2017

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

IDAHO

State Grants:  Post-Secondary Credit Scholarship, Opportunity Scholarship, GEAR-UP Idaho Scholarship 1, GEAR-UP Idaho Scholarship 2Governor’s Cup Scholarship, Tschudy Family Scholarship, Armed Forces and Public Safety Officer Scholarship

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

ILLINOIS

State Grants:  Golden Apple Scholars, Nursing Education Scholarship Program, Illinois Monetary Award Program (“MAP”)MIA/POW Scholarship

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  ASAP after October 1, 2017

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

INDIANA

State Grants:  Frank O’Bannon Grant Program, 21st Century Scholars Program, EARN Indiana, Child of Veteran and Public Safety Officer Supplement Grant, Indiana National Guard Supplement Grant, Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship, Adult Student Grant, Next Generation Hoosiers Educator Scholarship, William A. Crawford Minority Teachers Scholarship, Student Teaching Stipend for High-Needs Fields, Earline S. Rogers Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:   March 10, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

IOWA

State Grants:  All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant, Iowa Barber & Cosmetology Arts and Science Tuition Grant, Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Grant (“NGEAP”), Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  July 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

KANSAS

State Grants:  Kansas Scholars Program, Kansas Military Service Scholarship, Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant, James B. Pearson Fellowship, Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship Kansas Optometry Service Scholarship, Kansas Ethnic Minority Grant, Kansas Comprehensive Grant, Kansas Osteopathic Medical Service Scholarship

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  April 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

KENTUCKY

State Grants:  College Access Program (“CAP”), Kentucky Tuition Grant (“KTG”)Go Higher Grant, Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  ASAP after October 1, 2017

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

LOUISIANA

State Grants: Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (“TOPS”), Go Grant, Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:    July 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

MAINE

State Grants:  Nextgen Student Grant Program, Maine Alliance for Arts and Education Grants, Guy P. Gannett Scholarship, Patriot Education Scholarship, State of Maine Grant Program

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  May 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

MARYLAND

State Grants:   Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant, Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant, Maryland Delegate Scholarship, Maryland Senatorial Scholarship, Graduate and Professional Scholarship Program, Baltimore Mayors Program, 2+2 Transfer Scholarship

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline: March 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

MASSACHUSETTS

State Grants:  Massachusetts Gilbert Matching Student Grant Program (“GMSGP”), MASSGrant, Massachusetts Cash Grant, Massachusetts Part-Time Grant, Massachusetts Public Service Grant, Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant, Massachusetts Educational Rewards Grant, John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Agnes M. Lindsey Scholarship, Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program, Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship Program, One Family Scholarship Program, Paul Tsongas Scholarship, Graduate Tuition Waiver, DCF Foster Child Tuition Waiver and Fee Assistance Program

 

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  May 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

MICHIGAN

State Grants:  Michigan Tuition Grant (“MTG”), Michigan Competitive Scholarship (“MCS”), Tuition Incentive Program, GEAR-UP Michigan Scholarship, GEAR UP College Day Scholarship

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

MINNESOTA

State Grants: Minnesota-Wisconsin Tuition Reciprocity,  Minnesota State Grant, Minnesota Indian Scholarship, Minnesota Child Care Grant, Minnesota Academic Excellence Scholarship

Fall 2018/ Fall 2019 State Deadline:  30 days after start of term

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

MISSISSIPPI

State Grants:  The Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (“MTAG”), Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (“MSEG”), Nissan Scholarship, Mississippi Higher Education Legislative Plan (“HELP”), Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers & Firemen Scholarships, Healthcare Professional Loan/Scholarships for Undergraduates, Graduate and Professional Degree Loan/ Scholarship, State Dental Education Loan/Scholarship, Critical Needs Alternate Route Teacher Loan/ Scholarship

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline (Help Scholarship):   March 31, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline (MTAG/MSEG Grants):  September 15, 2018

 

 

MISSOURI

State Grants:  A+ Scholarship Program, Access Missouri Program, Advance Placement Incentive Grant, Bright Flight Program, Minority Teaching Scholarship, Public Service Officer Survivors Grant, Marguerite Ross Barnett Program, Wartime Veterans Survivor Grant, Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program, Kid’s Chance Program

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  April 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

MONTANA

State Grants: Montana University System Honor Scholarship, American Indian Waiver, Montana University System Dependent Partial Tuition Waiver, Honorably Discharged Veteran Waiver, Montana Higher Education Grant (“MHEG”), Montana Tuition Assistance Program (“MTAP”)

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

NEBRASKA

State Grants: College Access Challenge Grant, Access College Early (“ACE”) Scholarship Program, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Nebraska Opportunity Grant

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline: Check with academic institution financial aid administrator

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

 

NEVADA

State Grants:  Silver State Matching Grant Program, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood-Nevada Grant, Nevada Millennium Grant

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  ASAP after October 1, 2017

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

NEW JERSEY

State Grants:  Tuition Aid Grant (“TAG”), Governor’s Urban Scholarship, NJ STARS and NJ STARS II

2017-2018 TAG recipients  (Renewal applicants):  April 15, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline (TAG):  June 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline (Fall and Spring):  October 1, 2018


NEW HAMPSHIRE

State Grants:   New England Regional Student Program, A.V. Stout Fund, Eastern Michigan University National Scholars Program

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  ASAP after October 1, 2017

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

NEW MEXICO

State Grants:  New Mexico Student Incentive Grant, New Mexico Scholars, New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship Program, Fire Fighters and Peace Officers Survivors Scholarship, 3% (The Bridge) Scholarship, Competitive Scholarship, Graduate Scholarship, Vietnam Veterans Scholarship, Student Choice Grant, Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (“HPLRP”)

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  ASAP after October 1, 2017

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

 

NEW YORK

State Grants:  The Tuition Assistance Program (“TAP”)New York State Aid for Part Time Study, New York State Educational Opportunity Program, New York State Aid to Native Americans, Excelsior Scholarship

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  June 30, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

NORTH CAROLINA

State Grants:  North Carolina Student Incentive Grant (“NCSIG”), North Carolina Community College Grant Program (“NCCCG”), Certain Private Education Institutions Grant (“CPEI”)North Carolina Legislative Tuition Grant (“NCLTG”), Golden Leaf Scholars Program, North Carolina Education Lottery

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  ASAP after October 1, 2017

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

NORTH DAKOTA

State Grants:   North Dakota Academic Scholarship, North Dakota Career & Technical Education Scholarship, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, SMART Grant, Indian Scholarship Program, Tribal Higher Education Grant, North Dakota Scholarship Program, North Dakota State Student Incentive Grants Program

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

OHIO

State Grants:  Ohio College Opportunity Grant (“OCOG”), Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund, Forever Buckeyes Program, Choose Ohio First Scholarship, Ohio War Orphans Scholarship, Ohio National Guard Scholarship, Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  October 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

 

OKLAHOMA

State Grants:  Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant (“OTEG”), Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (“OTAG”)

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

OREGON

State Grants:   Oregon Opportunity Grant (“OOG”),  Oregon Barber and Hairdresser (“B&H”) Grant, Chafee Education And Training Grant, Oregon Student Child Care Grant

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline (OSAC Private Scholarship):  March 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

PENNSYLVANIA

State Grants:  Pennsylvania State Grant Program, Pennsylvania Summer State Grant Program, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant, Pennsylvania Postsecondary Education Gratuity Program

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  August 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

 

RHODE ISLAND

State Grants:  Academic Promise Program Grant, Rhode Island State Grant

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

State Grants:  LIFE Scholarship Program, Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program, South Carolina HOPE Scholarship Program, South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance Program, South Carolina Need-Based Grant, DAYCO Scholarship Program, South Carolina National Guard College Assistance Program

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  June 30, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

State Grants:  Ardell Bjugstad Award, American Legion South Dakota Oratorical Contest, Critical Needs Scholarship, Dakota Corps Scholarship, Need-based Grant, Annis I. Fowler/Kaden Scholarship, Marlin R. Scarborough Memorial Scholarship, South Dakota Space Grant Consortium

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  ASAP after October 1, 2017

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30,2018

 

 

TENNESSEE

State Grants:  Tennessee Student Assistance Award Program (“TSAA”), Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant, Tennessee HOPE Access Grant, Tennessee HOPE Foster Child Tuition Grant, Ned McWherter Scholars Program, General Assembly Merit Scholarship (“GAMS”), Helping Heroes Grant, Aspire Award

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  (Tennessee Promise): January 16, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline (State Grant):  January 16, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

State Lottery (Fall Term): September 1, 2018

State Lottery (Spring/Summer Term):  February 1, 2019

 

TEXAS

State Grants:  Texas Educational Opportunity Grant, Texas Public Educational Grant, Tuition Equalization Grant Program, TEXAS GrantTexas Educational Opportunity Grant Program (“TEOG”), Texas Armed  Services Scholarship Program

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  ASAP after October 1, 2017

Texas Public Colleges:  March 15, 2018

Texas Private Colleges: Check with academic institution financial aid administrator

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

UTAH

State Grants:  New Century Scholarship, Regents Scholarship, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (“LEAP”) Program, College of Fine Arts Grants

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  ASAP after October 1, 2017

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

 

VERMONT

State Grants:  Vermont Incentive Grant, Vermont Part-Time Grant, Vermont Non-Degree Grants

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  ASAP after October 1, 2017

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

VIRGINIA

State Grants:  Virginia Commonwealth Award Program, Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program, Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (“VTAG”),Two (2) Year College Transfer Grant, Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program (“VMSDEP”),Workforce Credential Grant, Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  ASAP after October 1, 2017

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

 

WASHINGTON

State Grants:  Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges Opportunity Grant, Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, Washington State College Bound Scholarship, Washington’s State Need Grant, American Indian Endowed Scholarship, Washington Aerospace Loan Program, Health Professional Loan Repayment Program, Washington State Governor’s Scholarship For Foster Youth

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  ASAP after October 1, 2017

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

 

WEST VIRGINIA

State Grants:  West Virginia Higher Education Grants, Higher Education Adult Part-Time Student Grant Program, West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline (PROMISE Scholarship): March 1, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline (WV Higher Education Grant): April 15, 2018

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

WISCONSIN

State Grants: Wisconsin Grant – UW System, Wisconsin Technical College, Tribal CollegesWisconsin Grant – Private Non-Profit (“WG-PNP”), WPGC Grant, Minnesota-Wisconsin Tuition Reciprocity, Wisconsin Higher Education Grant, Talent Incentive Program Grant, Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant, Indian Student Assistance Grant

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  Check with academic institution financial aid administrator

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

WYOMING

State Grants:  Leveraging Education Assistance Partnership (“LEAP”) Grant, Athletic Grants-In-Aid at the University of Wyoming, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Grant

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 State Deadline:  ASAP after October 1, 2017

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Federal Deadline:  June 30, 2018

 

 

 

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