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Is the financial aid deadline the same as the application deadline?

I’ll finish high school next year and I have started looking for information about colleges. I ask about the financial aid deadline because I’ll need to get financial support and I need to apply for it, but I don’t know the FAFSA deadline or how to apply for FAFSA.

Samantha Barber

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Tara Andrews on July 17, 2018

It is clever to think about applying to get financial support at the same time that you apply to get accepted to the university. Ensuring that you will get the financial support to afford your expenses all through your college studies will give youIt is clever to think about applying to get financial support at the same time that you apply to get accepted to the university. Ensuring that you will get the financial support to afford your expenses all through your college studies will give you the necessary peace of mind that will allow you to focus on your courses without worrying about a possible lack of money.

The financial aid deadline and the application deadline are actually different dates. The application deadline has to do with the date to apply to get admitted to study at a given university or college. Each high education center sets its own deadline. While the deadline for financial aid has to do with the date to apply for financial support.

All undergraduate applicants can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as FAFSA ( https://fafsa.ed.gov/ ). It is a separate form that is required for grants, loans and work-study.

The deadline for FAFSA is June 30, 2019. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by September 14, 2019. That is the federal deadline common to most states, but you can verify the deadline corresponding to your state on the FAFSA website at https://fafsa.ed.gov/deadlines.htm#  
That website recommends to check deadlines with the college you are interested in attending and ask it about its definition of an application deadline to know whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA or the date your FAFSA is processed.

On the FAFSA website, you can get information regarding the requirements to apply for college financial aid. You are eligible to submit an application for FAFSA if you are a citizen or eligible noncitizen of the USA, have a valid Social Security number, have a high school diploma or a GED certificate, are enrolled in an eligible program as a regular student seeking a degree or certificate, maintain satisfactory academic progress, do not owe a refund on a federal student grant, do not have a conviction for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid.

Leigh Mann2 years ago

I’ll never thank enough all those organizations that provide support, and in this particular case financial support, to students that cannot afford the expenses of going to college. When we finish high school, we usually don’t have a job or savings that can pay our higher education. Some people are good athletes or artists or are gifted and have the highest grades. They can get into college because of their talents, there are scholarships for them. But other people need to look for other ways to get the financial support that will allow them to pay their studies at college. That’s what I had to do. The deadline for FAFSA was marked in big letters in my agenda because I knew how important it was not to miss it. I completed my FAFSA application as carefully as I completed my college application, and fortunately, I got positive results from both.

Emily Alexander2 years ago

It can be difficult, but we need to have our eyes wide open when we look for information on the financial aid deadline because it is as important as the college application itself. It’d be tough if we got accepted into college and we had to drop out later because we cannot afford to pay our college expenses. It’s common that many students apply for FAFSA. Some people need more financial help than others, but usually, we all need some help, especially when we apply to famous and expensive universities. 


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