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Indiana Commission for Higher Education

CHE > State Financial Aid > Application Filing Deadlines Application Filing Deadlines

*The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the required application for all State financial aid programs and grants.* The Commission uses FAFSA data to generate State financial aid awards. Please complete the FAFSA prior to applying for any State financial aid awards or specialty programs (allow 5-7 business days for processing).

FAFSA Filing Information

In addition to the FAFSA, the Commission requires an additional application for its specialty programs and grants. The application deadline for these programs annually are provided below.

PLEASE NOTE: Some institutions may require separate, supplemental or institutional forms for financial aid programs. Please contact your institution's financial aid office for more information.

 Application Filing Deadlines

21st Century Scholarship

FAFSA

Open Enrollment Application

March 10

June 30 of 7th/8th Grade Year

EARN Indiana 

FAFSA March 10

Frank O’Bannon Grant 

FAFSA March 10

Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship 

FAFSA

MDEGS Application

Prior to application

September 4

Part-Time Grant 

FAFSA

Part-Time Grant Application

Prior to application

July 1

Military and Public Safety Officers

Children and Spouse of Indiana National Guard

FAFSA

Children and Spouse of Indiana National Guard Application

Prior to application

30 days prior to the end of the academic term

Children and Spouse of Public Safety Officers

FAFSA

Children and Spouse of Public Safety Officers Application

Prior to application

30 days prior to the end of the academic term

Child of Veteran (CVO)

FAFSA

CVO Application (veteran initially enlisted before June 30, 2011)

CVO Application (veteran initially enlisted after June 30, 2011)

Prior to application

30 days prior to the end of the academic term

Indiana Purple Heart Recipient

FAFSA

Indiana Purple Heart Recipient Application

Prior to application

30 days prior to the end of the academic term

National Guard Supplemental Grant  FAFSA

Contact ING Unit Commander

FAFSA: March 10

Must be completed every semester

Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home (Morton High School only)

FAFSA

Soldier's and Sailor's Children's Home Application

Prior to application

30 days prior to the end of the academic term

Teachers

Minority Teacher Scholarship  FAFSA

Minority Teacher Scholarship Application

FAFSA: Prior to application

Application: September 4

Student Teaching Stipend for High-Needs Fields  FAFSA

Student Teaching Stipend for High-Needs Fields Application not yet available

FAFSA: Prior to application

Application for Fall Term due October 4

Application for Spring Term due January 31

Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities  FAFSA

Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities Application not yet available

FAFSA: Prior to application

Application for Fall Term due October 4

Application for Spring Term due January 31


FAFSA FILING INFORMATION
In order to be eligible for state financial aid, students must complete the correct academic year's FAFSA by the deadline (March 10 annually). All FAFSAs must be error-free by the edit correction deadline (May 15 annually). The exception to this deadline is the Part-Time Grant (FAFSA deadline of July 1 annually and edit correction deadline of August 1 annually).

A student's FAFSA may have edits that pertain only to State of Indiana award and scholarship programs. A student should check his or her eStudent account for a list of any edits that may be on the FAFSA.

Even if a student's or parent's Federal income taxes are not complete by the FAFSA filing deadline, the FAFSA should be filed on or before the appropriate FAFSA deadline using ESTIMATED tax information. 

The Commission administers State financial aid only and is not affiliated with FAFSA. For assistance with completing the FAFSA, please contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center: 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).

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