Deadline Extended for FAFSA Portion of Scholarship Application

February 06, 2024

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation is extending the deadline for supplemental financial information due to delays with the Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) processing.

The first step of the submission process, the universal application, is still due Wednesday, February 7, at noon. The FAFSA information will now be due Friday, March 15 at noon. The Department of Education sets the timeline for the FAFSA, so this deadline may be extended again. More than half of the 140+ scholarship funds at The Community Foundation require this information.

“First and foremost, these changes impact local students,” said Brian Treece, President & CEO of The Community Foundation. “We want to ensure they can be considered for as many Foundation scholarships as they qualify for.”

Due to the Department of Education delaying the FAFSA, scholarship reviews are tentatively scheduled to take place in April. Recipients will be notified of their awards in late May/early June. Certificates and photo opportunities will be available at The Community Foundation office after that time.

“While the FAFSA process is out of our control, we are prioritizing students and their needs throughout this process,” said Andrea Clements, Scholarship and Business Process Manager. “We appreciate the patience of everyone involved in our scholarship program as we adapt to the changes this year.”

The Foundation will provide updates on FAFSA changes, deadlines and other pertinent information via email and on the scholarship page of our website. Should you have any questions, please contact the Foundation.