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FAFSA Deadline Extended as Officials See a Drop in 2021 Applications

The original deadline for FAFSA forms was on April 15, but will now be processed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Posted: Apr 20, 2021 9:25 AM

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has extended deadlines for 2021-2022 applications.

This is the form prospective college students fill out to qualify for state and federal financial aid.

The extension comes after only roughly 44% of the state's soon-to-be high school graduates submitted a "FAFSA" form by the original April 15 deadline.

A new deadline has not been set, but those close to the program say financial aid will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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