Student Financial Aid Links & Deadlines


US Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid(FSA) – The FSA programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing nearly 70% of all student financial aid.

Indiana College Costs – Compare college costs and shop for scholarships – was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.

FastWeb – FastWeb is the Internet’s leading scholarship search service.  FastWeb lets students create a personalized profile that can be matched against an expansive databases of colleges and scholarships. The oldest and most popular free online scholarship service.

College Board’s Scholarship Search – Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. – Since our founding in 1998, has helped students find money for college as well as learn about the entire financial aid process.


Below are the deadlines for student financial aid for the college year beginning 2019-2020:


Federal Deadline

FAFSA opens October 1, 2019

Deadline for Indiana:  April 15, 2020

The deadline for the state of Indiana is April 15, 2020, however the college you are applying to may have a different deadline.


To fill out  your FAFSA:

However, there are a few federal student aid programs that have limited funds, so be sure to apply as soon as you can once the FAFSA form is available for the year you’ll be attending school.

State Deadline

Indiana – March 10, 2017 by midnight, Central Time.
Note that several states have financial aid programs with limited funds and therefore have a deadline of “as soon as possible (after the FAFSA form becomes available).”
College Deadline
Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline – whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.
School deadlines are usually early in the year (often in February or March, although some are even earlier now that the FAFSA form is available in October).