What is the deadline for filing a FAFSA?

To be considered for financial aid, you will need to file a FAFSA each year. There is a new FAFSA each academic year.

The earliest you may file a FAFSA is the January 1st preceding the start of the academic year. An academic year generally begins in August and ends in May of the following calendar year.

The latest you may file a FAFSA is the June 30th following the end of the academic year. This means that you have eighteen months during which you can file your FAFSA for the ten month academic year.

However, you should file your FAFSA as early as possible to secure the greatest opportunity for financial aid. Many sources of financial aid have their own deadlines. Contact your school's financial aid administrator for specific information.

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