The earliest date a FAFSA can be filed is January 1 of the upcoming award year. Please use the following worksheet to determine eligibility for financial aid.  Deadline for the FAFSA is May 1 for Pennsylvania (college deadlines may vary).  Check on college websites to confirm specific deadlines. Students and parents can electronically sign their FAFSA by applying for a pin number.  Please use the following link to apply for your pin. -if filing after March 1,2015 you will need to create a username and password - anyone who currently has a PIN will be prompted to create a username and password. Pennsylvania State Grant and Financial Aid Information