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Financial Aid Graduation Requirement Information from TEA



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.

*Update as of October 1, 2021:  The 2022-2023 FAFSA form is now open!  Visit the Federal Student Aid webpage to learn more, or to apply for aid.  For more information regarding the TASFA, please visit the Texas Application for State Financial Aid webpage.  


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is completed online at: or through the myStudentAid Mobile app

Application opened October 1st with a “priority” deadline for the state of Texas as January 15, 2022