FASFAThe Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing deadline for Indiana has been extended beyond the Commission for Higher Education’s original state deadline of April 15. The extension is intended to ensure as many Hoosiers as possible can access financial aid in the coming academic year in the midst of challenges presented by the coronavirus.

Students who did not file the FAFSA before the April 15 deadline are urged to submit the form at FAFSA.gov as soon as possible. The Commission will consider students who file past the original deadline, however, limited funding is available on a first-come basis.

The extension applies to the 21st Century Scholarship and the Frank O’Bannon Grant. There is no FAFSA deadline for Hoosiers applying for the Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant.

High school seniors are encouraged to create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) prior to beginning the FAFSA. The FSA ID serves as a legal, digital signature, and both the student and at least one parent must have one. The FSA ID can be created on the Federal Student Aid website.

Students can get assistance with filing by contacting their outreach coordinator or our partners at INvestEd at 317-715-9007.

If you have any questions, please email Barbie Martin at bmartin@che.in.gov or your outreach coordinator.