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State Scholarship Deadlines

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Edge Tip:

Many states have connected their scholarship programs to the FAFSA. It makes it easy to apply for a state scholarship through the FAFSA, as long as you make the deadline. Review the 2016-2017 FAFSA Deadlines document to see what the deadlines are for your state.  Below are the earliest of the state programs and deadlines. Don’t miss out! Set your calendar to submit by these dates.

NOTE: Your parents can submit the FAFSA before they file their taxes.


The clock is already ticking on these state funds. Scholarships are made available as long as there are funds. Get your FAFSA in as soon as possible so you don’t miss out in these states:

  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Vermont
  • Washington

February- March

Most states have deadlines in February-March. Is your state in this list?

  • Connecticut | 2/15/2016
  • Idaho | 3/1/2016
  • Maryland | 3/1/2016
  • Michigan | 3/1/2016
  • Montana | 3/1/2016
  • Oklahoma | 3/1/2016
  • Rhode Island | 3/1/2016
  • Tennessee | State Grants | 3/1/2016
  • West Virginia | PROMISE | 3/1/2016
  • California Cal Grant | 3/2/2016
  • Indiana | 3/10/2016
  • Texas | 3/15/2016
  • Mississippi | HELP scholarship | 3/31/2016


These states have April deadlines. File your FAFSA early helps ensure you have met the state deadlines here.

  • District of Columbia | 4/1/2016
  • Kansas | 4/1/2016
  • Missouri | 4/1/2016
  • Delaware | 4/15/2016
  • North Dakota | 4/15/2016

Other States

If your state or territory is not listed, check the full list.  Some programs direct you to check with the state agency. Others have due dates after April. Check your state for deadlines and steps you need to take to be considered for any state scholarship.

Your Edge:

Use your EDGE application plans to create a milestone/due date for your state scholarships in an assignment. Don’t miss out because you missed a deadline.