2022/23 FAFSA Is Here! See the Changes and Deadlines by State

Today’s the day - the FAFSA for 2022/23 Opened on October 1st, 2021!

Yesterday I attended a webinar hosted by FAFSA.gov to go over the changes. You can see the slide deck here.

The biggest changes seem to be:

  • Eligibility updates: Drug convictions no longer hinder students’ ability to qualify for federal student aid! Prior drug convictions and Selective Service Registration will not affect a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Questions about both of these items will still be asked, however.
  • New Jersey Residents: Starting in 2022, New Jersey will no longer participate in the Auto Zero or Simplified Needs Test programs, so all NJ residents will now have to fill out the entire FAFSA form.
  • Tax-related changes: IRS no longer includes references to virtual currency (i.e. cryptocurrency) as part of Schedule 1 or uses the form IRS 1040 NR-EZ, so sections related to these items have been revised.
  • User experience changes: FAFSA.gov and the myStudentAid app have been streamlined and modernized to make them easier to navigate. It should also be easier for students to start an application and then parents to log-in sign off on it. *Note: While parents just need one FSA ID, each child in the family attending college will need their own FSA ID)

Between October 19th and 21st, 2021 FAFSA.gov will be hosting a series of webinars. These include line-by-line walkthroughs of the form, for anyone who has questions or concerns about filling it out. This is highly recommended for anyone navigating the financial aid process for the first time. Register for the webinars here.

You can also check out the [FAFSA Youtube channel](https://www.youtube.com/user/federalstudentaid) for helpful videos, like these ones on how to create an FSA ID and updates to the myStudentAid app.

The Federal FASFA deadline is June 30th, 2022, but each state has it’s own deadlines for state-specific grants and scholarships. I went through the list of FAFSA deadlines by state and pulled a list of deadlines for each state. It starts with states with 2022/2023 FAFSA deadlines that fall in 2021, and then moves onto states with deadlines in 2022 and 2023. I added links to any state-specific grants that were mentioned. (Tip: do a command+F search to find your state)

See the list of deadlines by state below. (Tip: do a command+F search to find your state) And please post your questions or share your FAFSA tips or knowledge below.

2021 Deadlines for 2022/23 FAFSA
State Month Year Details
Alaska October 1 2021 ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021 for Alaska Education Grant. Awards made until funds are depleted.
June 30 2022 For priority consideration for the Alaska Performance Scholarship. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Georgia October 2021 ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021
Additional forms may be required. Visit GAfutures.org for additional information.
Illinois October 2021 ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021
Visit isac.org for the Monetary Award Program renewal deadline; awards made until funds are depleted.
Indiana October 2021 ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021: Adult Student Grant:. Awards made until funds are depleted. New applicants must submit additional forms at ScholarTrack.IN.gov.
The Workforce Ready Grant.
April 15 2022 Frank O’Bannon Grant and 21st Century Scholarship
Kentucky October 2021 ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Nevada October 2021 ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021: Silver State Opportunity Grant. Awards made until funds are depleted.
March 1 2022 Nevada Promise Scholarship. Awards made until funds are depleted.
North Carolina October 2021 ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021. Awards made until funds are depleted.
North Dakota October 2021 ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Oklahoma October 2021 ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Oregon October 2021 ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021: Oregon Opportunity Grant. Awards made until funds are depleted.
March 1 2022 OSAC Private Scholarships, additional forms may be required. For Oregon Promise Grant: Contact your state agency. Additional forms may be required.
Pennsylvania May 1 2022 All first-time applicants enrolled in a community college; business, trade, or technical school; hospital school of nursing; designated Pennsylvania open-admission institution; or nontransferable two-year program.
August 1 2022 All other applicants except the ones described above.
South Carolina October 2021 ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021: SC Commission on Higher Education Need-based Grants. Awards made until funds are depleted.
June 2022 Tuition Grants
Vermont October 2021 ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021. Awards made until funds are depleted. Additional forms may be required.
Montana December 1 2021 Dec. 1, 2021 for priority consideration. Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
Washington October 2021 ASAP After Oct. 1, 2021
Students ineligible for federal student aid but who meet state financial aid program and residency requirements should complete the Washington Application for State Financial Aid at nstead of the FAFSA form. Contact the Washington Student Achievement Council at wasfa@wsac.wa.gov or your financial aid administrator for more information.
2022/23 FAFSA Deadlines
State Month Year Details
Federal June 30 2023 The FAFSA form must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2023 to be considered for federal aid. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 10, 2023.
September 10 2023 Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 10, 2022.
Arkansas July 1 2022 Arkansas Academic Challenge
ArFuture Grant (fall term)
California March 2 2022 March 2, 2022 (date postmarked) for many state financial aid programs.
March 2, 2022: Submission of a school-certified GPA for Cal Grant
September 2 2022 Date postmarked for additional community college Cal Grants
Other 2022 If you’re a noncitizen without a Social Security card or had one issued through the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, you should fill out the California Dream Act Application . Contact the California Student Aid Commission or your financial aid administrator for more information.
Connecticut February 2022 For priority consideration. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency. Additional forms may be required.
Delaware April 2022 By midnight Central time.
District of Columbia August 19 2022 For priority consideration
Aug. 26 2022 For priority consideration for the DC Tuition Assistance Grant, (DCTAG) complete the DC OneApp and submit supporting documents.
Florida May 15 2022 Date Processed
Idaho March 1 2022 For priority consideration, Opportunity Scholarship. Additional forms may be required.
Iowa July 1 2022 Earlier priority deadlines may exist for certain programs. Additional forms may be required.
Kansas April 1 2022 For priority consideration. Additional forms may be required.
Louisiana July 1 2022 Recommended
Maine May 1 2022 May 1, 2022, by midnight Central time.
Maryland March 1 2022 March 1, 2022, by midnight Central time.
Massachusetts May 1 2022 May 1, 2022 by midnight Central time for priority consideration
Michigan March 1 2022 March 1, 2022, by midnight Central time.
Mississippi April 30 2022 For Higher Ed Legislative Plan (HELP) Grant
October 15 2022 MS Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG) and MS Emminent Scholars Grant (MESG)
Missouri February 1 2022 Priority consideration.
April 1 2022 Applications are accepted through April 1, 2022, by midnight Central time.
New Jersey April 15 2022 Renewal applicants (2021–22 Tuition Aid Grant recipients)
September 15 2022 All other applicants for the fall and spring terms. Note: New Jersey will no longer participate in the Auto Zero or Simplified
Needs Test programs starting in 2022. Any student who lives in New Jersey will now
have to fill out the entire FAFSA form, regardless of their income level.
February 15 2023 All other applicants for spring term only on Feb. 15, 2023
New York June 2022 June 30, 2022, by midnight Central time. Additional forms might be required.
Ohio October 2022 2022 Oct. 1, 2022, by midnight Central time.
Tennessee February 1 2022 State Grants: Prior-year recipients receive award if eligible and apply by Feb. 1, 2022. All other awards are made to neediest applicants. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Tennessee Promise
September 1 2022 Tennessee HOPE Scholarship (State Lottery) for the fall term
February 1 2023 Tennessee HOPE Scholarship (State Lottery) for the spring and summer terms: Feb. 1, 2023, by midnight CT.
Texas January 15 2022 For priority consideration.
Additional forms may be required. Private and two-year institutions may have different deadlines. Check with your financial aid administrator.
Utah TBD 2022 Regents’ Scholarship is being discontinued and replaced by the simplified Opportunity Scholarship, starting with the class of 2022.
All other states, including Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Wisconson, Wyoming TBD 2022
Contact Your Financial Aid Office
Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
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There is discrepancy in the dates for federal deadline. In the table 2022/23 it writes June 22 then next to it in the text says June 23!!!
Quite confusing for an article trying to clarify exactly the deadlines!

There is discrepancy in the dates for federal deadline. In the table 2022/23 it writes June 22 then next to it in the text says June 23!!!
Quite confusing for an article trying to clarify exactly the deadlines!

There is discrepancy in the dates for federal deadline. In the table 2022/23 it writes June 22 then next to it in the text says June 23!!!
Quite confusing for an article trying to clarify exactly the deadlines!

In addition right in your first paragraph you state the wrong date of June 2022 instead of 23 if we are referring to the federal deadline for the form for years 2022/23 as per FAFSA site.

Good point @sdbolesh…I’m going to double check that with FAFSA because it seems strange.

Here is what we were told…

Easy way to remember the FAFSA deadline for federally funded aid only like Pell (if entitled) or to access the Direct Loan.

The “deadline” for that FAFSA is the end of June of that academic year. So if 2022-2023, it would be June 2023 as that is the end of that academic year.

BUT….very important. If you file a FAFSA at the end of your academic year, it must be completed and totally processed before the end of YOUR SCHOOL academic year. And well before. So if school ends mid May, you really need to make sure this is all done by the end of April.

Once your academic year has ended, you can not go back and get aid for that year which would then be a previous year for you.

@Kelsmom is this correct? It is what we were told.

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The federal deadline for 2022-23 award year is June 30, 2023. Students should not wait until then to file, though. A FAFSA has to be processed by the processor and an ISIR (like the SAR, but for schools) must be generated while a student is still enrolled in school in order for a student to be eligible for Pell. For loans, there are additional steps that must be completed, and as with Pell, the FAFSA must be processed & an ISIR generated while the student is still enrolled; in the case of loans, enrollment must be at least half time. So while the official “last day to file” is June 30, 2023 for the 2022-23 award year, filing earlier & getting things in order while still enrolled trumps the June 30 date.

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