Federal and state governments and colleges and universities set different deadlines for submitting your FAFSA. Some states and schools award their funds on a first-come, first-served basis, until the money runs out. Learn more about 2018 - 2019 FAFSA deadlines now.
The FAFSA award year runs from October 1 to June 30 two years prior. For example, if you are applying for financial aid for the 2018-2019 academic year, you would provide income and tax information from your 2016 federal tax returns. Learn more about the federal deadline for submitting your FAFSA form to qualify for federal student aid funds to pay for college.
Each state has its own FAFSA deadline, which can be much earlier than the federal deadline. Some states award their student aid funds on a first-come, first-served basis. Check this list to confirm your state’s FAFSA deadline for 2017-2018.
PrivateStudentLoans.com recommends you consider all financial aid alternatives including grants, scholarships and federal loans
(Federal Stafford, Federal Parent PLUS, Federal Grad PLUS) prior to applying for private student loans.