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Indiana’s FAFSA Filing Deadline Yesterday, Financial Aid Now First-Come, First-Served

Indiana’s filing deadline for the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is today, April 18. Students and families should submit the form at FAFSA.gov as soon as possible to ensure maximum financial aid consideration.

Students need to complete the federal form to be eligible for most financial aid. State financial aid programs such as the 21st Century Scholarship and the Workforce Ready Grant require students to have a current FAFSA on file in order to maintain their scholarship and grant funding.

The number of Hoosiers filing a FAFSA has steadily declined over the past several years. The overall FAFSA filing rate as of April 10 is down 14.18 percent from the same date in 2021. For the state’s high school class of 2022, FAFSA filings are down roughly 2 percent.

Students should still file the FAFSA if they miss the April 18 deadline. However, once the deadline passes, financial aid funding will only be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s eight outreach members are available by phone and email to help Hoosiers complete the form. A full list of counties and associated phone numbers can be found here. Additionally, INvestEd, a local nonprofit, is available any time at (317) 715-9007 for free assistance with the FAFSA.

¿Necesitas ayuda en español? Llame al 317-617-0318.

Created in 1971, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education plans, coordinates and defines Indiana’s postsecondary education system to align higher learning with the needs of students and the state. The Commission also administers Indiana’s financial aid programs, including the 21st Century Scholars early college promise scholarship, which celebrated 30 years in 2020. Learn more about the Commission’s Reaching Higher in a State of Change strategic plan at www.in.gov/che.