Financial Aid Requirement for graduation per Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.0256, for students enrolled in 12th grade, 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.
What is FAFSA? Remember, FAFSA opens 12/1/2023 for c/o 2024.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form you need to fill out to get any financial aid from the federal government to help pay for college. Each year, over 13 million students who file the FAFSA get more than $120 billion in grants, work-study, and low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Education.
Lots of states and colleges also use the FAFSA to determine which students get financial aid—and how much they’ll get.
The FAFSA asks for information about you the student and your family’s finances, including tax returns, so you’ll need your family's help to complete it.
Video: How to complete the FAFSA
Complete the FAFSA go here Important FAFSA Deadlines
What are the different types of aid?
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