FAFSA deadline passed -- ack! what to do?

<p>I would be filing for the 2009-2010 fafsa since until the end of this year (december 2009) I will be dual enrolled at a local community college. (I don't know about elsewhere, but in Florida they let you take college courses while you're still in HS if you want to.)</p>

<p>Anyway, for some reason I didn't realize it was so close, and the deadline has passed...? Like I said, I won't need any financial aid for this fall semester, but I might need it for the spring 2010 semester. But if the deadline is passed, can/should I still file?</p>

<p>Will you be a matriculating student at the community college? I thought you had to be to file for financial aid. Perhaps someone can clarify this. I didn't think you could apply for college financial aid for courses taken as dual enrollment while in high school.</p>

<p>I've already been taking classes there, but my I will graduate from high school at the end of the fall semester, and will no longer be covered by that program for the cost of my classes -- aka will not be covered for my Spring 2010 classes.</p>

<p>So, the financial aid I'd be wanting/filing for..?? would NOT be for my dual enrolled fall '09 semester, but INSTEAD for my Spring 2010 semester.</p>

<p>I know that might sound confusing, does that make sense?</p>

<p>The deadline for filing the 2009-2010 FAFSA (for FAFSA purposes...not your college) is September 2010. You should call the financial aid office at the community college and explain that you will be enrolling as a full time student in January. They will tell you what to do. In the meantime, complete and submit the 2009-2010 FAFSA.</p>

<p>Thank you so much!! I'll try that...maybe there's hope! lol</p>

<p>I work at a university, and in our state students who graduate from high school at mid-year (December) are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid for the spring semester. I believe it has to do with the way state aid is calculated - if the high schools "release" the students in December they don't get reimbursed for the students as part of their funding per headcount. So even if students technically complete their graduation requirements in December, their diploma is not officially awarded until the spring so the secondary schools can collect their aid.</p>

<p>I don't know if all states have this policy (I'm in Kansas) but you should research your state/institution's policy.</p>