Scholarship Foundation announces EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE for 2024-2025 school year

Jess DewesAdvising, Alerts, Financial Aid, News

The Scholarship Foundation announces important updates and information related to the 2024-25 application and renewal applications. Please read carefully for more details.

  • EXTENDED DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2024. Due to ongoing challenges at the federal level with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and additional delays to processing FAFSA this cycle, The Scholarship Foundation has changed the new and renewal application deadline for 2024-25 funding to May 15, 2024. This change is for the 2024-25 school year only and is not a permanent change.
  • SOME EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE: Many students continue to encounter errors and glitches with the new FAFSA form and can’t submit their application at all until Federal Student Aid catches up in mid-March. This delay also means that no corrections can be made until late March. For this reason, The Scholarship Foundation will make additional exceptions to the May 15 deadline if the FAFSA Submission Summary is the only outstanding document, and students document that they are still unable to complete a successful filing due to system errors prior to May 15, 2024.
  • INELIGIBLE TO FILE: If students are ineligible to file the FAFSA, advisors can provide alternative application materials.

Though this has been stressful and frustrating for most applicants, the Foundation’s dedicated advisors are ready to support all students and families through this process.

The Foundation can assist with:

  • filing a FAFSA.
  • completing verification paperwork.
  • requesting a dependency override or special circumstances appeal.
  • reviewing a financial aid offer* when it arrives later this year, or if a college requests financial information from applicants other than the FAFSA.
  • other questions or concerns.

For assistance, please schedule an appointment with an advisor, call 314-725-7990, or email

While challenges like these come and go, the Foundation is committed to supporting students, as it has been for over 100 years.

For more information on the initial FAFSA delay, including quotes from Foundation advising director Teresa Steinkamp:

FAFSA deadlines delayed due to congressional push to make changes – The Lancer Feed

For more information on why the FAFSA is further delayed:

*CLICK HERE for the upcoming Decision-Making Workshop schedule.