FAFSA: Don’t miss out on $1,000 in college financial aid

As March draws to a close, millions of high school students are nearing the end of school. This means that many think about their FAFSA and their university.

The FAFSA offers eligible students thousands of dollars in financial aid to pursue a college education.

To get financial assistance from the state or federal government, you must file a FAFSA.

More than $120 billion is given to students each year in the form of scholarships, professional studies and low-interest loans.

Get refunds on student loan repayments

The money is designed to help people from low- to middle-income families pay for their education.

Studies show that millions of dollars go unclaimed each year that students may be entitled to.

Deadlines for FAFSA Application

The FAFSA filing is free, you don’t need to pay anyone to complete it for you like a tax return.

There are college, state, and federal deadlines, all of which you should keep in mind if you’re trying to get all the help you can get.

Different states have different FAFSA deadlines for various grants or scholarships.

FAFSA 2022 explained

These were first reported by The Sun.

  • Alaska: June 30 for the Alaska Performance Scholarship
  • Arkansas: July 1 for the Academic Challenge and ArFuture Scholarship
  • California: September 2 for additional grants for community colleges
  • Delaware: April 15
  • Florida: May 15
  • Indiana: April 15 for the Frank O’Bannon Scholarship and the 21st Century Scholarship
  • Iowa: July 1
  • Kansas: April 1
  • Maine: May 1
  • Massachusetts: May 1
  • Michigan: May 1
  • Mississippi: April 30 for the HELP grant; October 15 for MTAG and MESG scholarships
  • New Jersey: April 15 for renewal applicants; September 15 for the fall and spring terms
  • Ohio: October 1
  • Pennsylvania: May 1 but August 1 for new applicants enrolled in a community college, trade, trade or technical school, hospital nursing school, designated open admissions institution in Pennsylvania, or a two-year non-transferable program
  • South Carolina: June 30 for tuition scholarships
  • Tennessee: September 1 for the state lottery for the fall quarter
  • West Virginia: April 15 for WV Graduate Scholarship

Student loans: $2,500 deduction available for interest

You can find out more about your state or college by contacting the financial aid office directly.

Where can I complete a FAFSA?

You can file a FAFSA using the government education website.

Other options include using the myStudentAid app on smartphones or filing the paper form and sending it by post.