Indiana Extends FAFSA Filing Deadline Beyond April 15

April 17, 2020

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The Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) has extended the filing deadline for the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beyond the state’s original April 15 deadline. The extension is intended to ensure as many students can access financial aid in the coming academic year in the midst of challenges presented by coronavirus.

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

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Update: May 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Last month, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education extended the 2020-2021 FAFSA filing deadline. We announced that students who filed the FAFSA after April 15, 2020 would be considered for the Frank O’Bannon Grant and 21st Century Scholarship on a first come, first served basis.

Because of limited funding, students who filed the FAFSA after April 27, 2020 will not be considered for the Frank O’Bannon Grant or 21st Century Scholarship in 2020-2021. Students who filed the FAFSA from April 16, 2020 through April 27, 2020 will have Edit 01 (Late FAFSA) overridden in ScholarTrack.

If you have any questions, please contact us at CollegeFA@che.in.gov.

Sincerely,

Colby Shank
Associate Commissioner for Student Financial Aid
Indiana Commission for Higher Education