NEW TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY (TEA)FAFSA GRADUATION REQUIREMENT STARTING FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
New Texas Education Agency (TEA) FAFSA Graduation Requirement Starting for the 2021-2022 School Year
House Bill 3 (HB 3) Implementation: FAFSA Application
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)
- Submit a signed opt-out form
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will make a variety of resources available to support school districts and open-enrollment charter schools in implementing the new requirement.
Find the FAFSA Application here: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
Find the TASFA Application here: http://reportcenter.highered.texas.gov/agency-publication/blank-forms-templates/texas-application-for-state-financial-aid-tasfa-2021-22/
Helpful information for completing the FAFSA and TASFA:
http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/index.cfm?objectid=a3119543-cbf8-c202-f1b0eefd5f4b9805 (College For All Texans)
If you would like to opt-out of completing the FAFSA or TASFA for your senior, you can find the Opt-Out form in Skyward Family Access under Online Forms.