Start: April 15, 2024 12:30 a.m.
End: April 15, 2024 11:30 p.m.
If you need financial aid to help pay for college, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).   The 2024–25 FAFSA form is currently available.

Find out more information about completing the FAFSA

  • To be considered for most financial aid options at Ball State, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at You need to file a new FAFSA each year you are in school.
  • Even if someone may not qualify for federal aid, the information on their FAFSA can help determine their eligibility for other awards, including need-based Ball State scholarships.
  • Some types of assistance are limited, so students should apply as early as possible for maximum consideration. The earlier they file, the sooner they’ll receive their award package.
  • To ensure priority consideration for all available grants and loans, the federal processor must receive the FAFSA on or before April 15. Filing after this deadline may severely limit a student’s eligibility for financial aid.
  • Four out of every five Ball State students qualify for some kind of merit- or need-based assistance, including scholarships, grants, low-interest loans, work-study programs, and veterans benefits.
  • To make a high-quality education more affordable, Ball State University provides nearly $300 million in financial aid each year.