FAFSA deadlines 2013-2014

by Grace

Upcoming FAFSA filing deadlines, courtesy of StudentAdvisor.com:

The FAFSA is the first and most crucial step to getting the money you need to help you pay for college. However, the most important part of the FAFSA is filing on time. We’ve found it difficult to find the 2013-2014 FAFSA deadlines, so we have located and organized the most updated federal, college and state financial aid deadlines for 2013-2014 school year.

Federal Deadline:
The FAFSA application deadline for the 2013-2014 school year must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2014. Any corrections or updates to an existing FAFSA application can be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 24, 2014.

College Deadlines:
Some colleges set a different financial aid deadline than the state and federal FAFSA deadlines. They may also have additional FAFSA forms their financial aid department needs from you in order for you financial aid application to be considered complete. If the college deadline is significantly earlier than the state and federal deadline, have that deadline take priority. You should also ask your college about their definition of an application deadline – whether it is the date they receive your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.

State Deadlines:
To be considered for state financial aid like grants and need-based scholarships, you should submit your FAFSA before your state’s deadline. Each state has a different FAFSA deadline for this…. Keep in mind that your state of residence is often used to determine your eligibility for state-funded financial aid.

In New York, aid continues to be distributed until funds are depleted, so it makes sense to file your FAFSA right after the January 1. Deadlines for other states can be found at StudentAdvisor.com.

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