In accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.0256, beginning with students enrolled in 12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year, each student must do one of the following in order to graduate:
- Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
- Complete and submit a Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA); or
- Submit a signed opt-out form
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form allows you to be considered for federal student aid. In addition, states and colleges use FAFSA information to award their own grants, scholarships, and loans. But, since aid is limited, you have to meet the deadlines!
Federal financial aid is available to US citizens, permanent residents, and certain eligible non-citizens. If none of these, apply please visit the TASFA page.
FAFSA opens Oct. 1st, 2021
2022–23 Academic Year
The 2022-2023 FAFSA, which is used to apply for aid for the period from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023, requires 2020 income tax information.