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FASFA and Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FAFSA opens December 31.


Due to a new Texas law, ALL seniors are now required to complete the FAFSA.


The first step in the financial aid process is filling out the FASFA. It is used to determine the financial need in awarding aid packages by colleges and universities. Some financial aid is on a first eligible, first awarded basis.


Attention Seniors:

In order to fill out the FAFSA, you will need the following items:

  • Your FSA ID Number - apply on-line
  • Your Parent's FSA ID Number
  • Driver’s License #
  • Social Security #
  • Tax information or tax return that was filed last April
  • Record of untaxed income such as social security or welfare benefits
  • Information on savings, investments, farm & business assets


Free Tuition Programs per University: See attached PDF for specific details


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