New Texas Education Agency (TEA)FAFSA Graduation Requirement Starting for the 2021-2022 School Year

FAFSA gear upNew Texas Education Agency (TEA) FAFSA Graduation Requirement beginning the 2021-2022 School Year

House Bill 3 (HB 3) Implementation: FAFSA Application

Students enrolled in 12th grade during the 2022-2023 school year, are required to satisfy one of the following in order to satisfy the financial aid graduation requirement:

  • 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 (please visit your high school counselor for more details)

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.

New! FAFSA Graduation Requirement

Parents of Students of the Class of 2023

An important part of students completing the FAFSA is parents completing their tax returns. Parents, please be sure to have your 2021 Tax Returns. The 2022-23 FAFSA opens on October 1 of your students' senior year.