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***FAFSA/TASFA is now a high school graduation requirement for the state of Texas. 

Step1: FSA ID

Before you can start on your 2023-2024 FAFSA, you and your parent/guardian (if they are a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen) will need to create a FSA ID.  This is essentially your login information for your FAFSA application and allows you to sign the official documents electronically.  You will need to remember this login information because you will use it every year you apply for financial aid! 

Step 2: FAFSA

The FAFSA opens up on October 1 for the 2023-2024 school year. Make sure you select the  2023-2024 Application!  This is the year you will attend college!  To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or trade school. In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.  

Items needed to complete the FAFSA: 

Additional Information & Resources

I've Submitted My FAFSA: Now What?

Six Things To Do After Filing the FAFSA