Seems like a straightforward question, but different States and different colleges have different deadlines for completing the FAFSA®–it can be confusing! The FAFSA®, which stands for the Department of Education's Free Application for Federal Student Aid, becomes available before the college school year even starts. The FAFSA® for the 2019-2020 school year, for example, became available on October 1, 2018. It's always a good idea to do so sooner rather than later. Certain financial aid programs have limited funds and award them on a first-come basis until they run out.
Every financial aid program has its own eligibility requirements and can have its own additional application procedure or separate deadline. The priority deadline for submitting aid applications to public universities in Texas is January 15, for example. The deadline for submitting aid applications for California State aid is March 2. The U.S. Department of Education's deadline is the last day of the academic year (June 30).
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As a reminder, federal and state government operate financial aid programs. Many have their own applications, FAFSA® being the most important one. Mos is not affiliated with the Department of Education or any state agencies. Mos helps students with their FAFSA® for free, and the FAFSA® is also always available from fafsa.gov.