What is FAFSA and why do I have to apply for it?

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FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid that students should complete to apply for student aid, even if they don’t think they will qualify for it. As of the 2021-2022 school year, all students will be required to complete and submit either the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA), Texas application for state financial aid (TASFA), or submit a signed opt-out form. 

October 1 is when senior students should apply for financial aid because the earlier you complete your application the better the chance is to be in line for that aid. The longer you wait to apply, the less funds become available. Below is the link to a helpful video that can assist you in completing the FAFSA application. Tutorial video to complete FAFSA