Financial Aid and FAFSA Resources
What is Financial Aid?
Financial Aid is any grant, scholarship, loan, or paid employment by the school that is offered to help a student meet college expenses. College expenses may include tuition and fees, books, supplies, housing, food, transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses.
**New FAFSA Graduation Requirement**
- The State of Texas requires all senior students to submit the FAFSA, TASFA or Opt Out form.
- Important Financial Aid Information for Parents and Students
- Submit the FAFSA, TASFA or Opt Out form by Dec 1, 2022 to be eligible for final exam exemptions. All other exemption requirements are still required.
- More information listed below.
- How to Fulfill the FAFSA Requirement
- Video about the FAFSA.
Texas Priority Deadlines for Financial Aid:
- Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st.
- Texas public colleges: For priority consideration, submit your application by January 15. Additional forms may be required.
- Texas private colleges: Check with the school's financial aid office. Additional forms may be required.
- For out-of-state private and public schools: Check with the school's financial aid office. Additional forms may be required.
- For more information about FAFSA deadlines, please visit the Federal Student Aid website. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa. After accessing this website, scroll down to see the Student Aid Deadlines section.
Six Items To Do After Filing the FAFSA
Financial Aid and Scholarship Information for Students and Parents
- See the Financial Aid and FAFSA sections of this document for helpful financial aid information and resources.
- In Spanish
- If a student does not have a social security number, the student may complete the TAFSA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid)
- 23/24 TASFA
- 23/24 TASFA (Spanish Version)
FAFSA/TASFA Opt Out Form
- If you do not need/want to complete the FAFSA or TASFA, complete the opt out form and return it to the school to fulfill the State of Texas FAFSA requirement.
- Return the completed form to your counselor or Mrs. Dozier
- If you are planning to attend college, please check with your college(s) of interest to see if they require the FAFSA to review you for financial aid or scholarships that they provide to students.
- If you submit an opt out form, you can still complete the FAFSA or TASFA later if needed.