Student Federal Aid (FAFSA)

Student Federal Aid (FAFSA)

In accordance with Texas Education Code Section 28.0256, seniors graduating in 2022 and thereafter must complete and submit, and show proof of submission, a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) or a Texas application for state financial aid (TAFSA). 

Seniors who choose to opt out must complete one of the following options: 

  1. The student’s parent or other person standing in parental relation submits a signed form indicating that the parent or other person authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application; 
  2. The student signs and submits the TEA opt-out form on the student’s own behalf if the student is 18 years of age or older or the student’s disabilities of minority have been removed for general purposes under Chapter 31 (Removal of Disabilities of Minority), Family Code; or 
  3. The school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application for good cause, as determined by the school counselor. 

TEA Opt-out form:  Opt Out Form (English) Opt Out Form (Spanish)                        

Each High School campus’ College and Career Facilitator will send out further instructions regarding how to submit proof of FAFSA/TASFA or Opt Out form using SchooLinks at the end of September. The FAFSA application opens for the Class of 2023 on October 1.  

FAFSA Application:  FAFSA Application Information