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If students are hoping to get scholarships based on scores, they need to start taking the tests in the spring/summer before their senior year. Retests can continue to be sent in to qualify for more scholarship money.
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Apply Texas is a website where you can apply to all Texas public colleges and universities. Most schools will use this tool as their application. It is important to create an account and then create applications to any school you are interested in attending. www.applytexas.org
Many colleges now offer students the option of using the Common Application. The Common Application allows the student to complete one application online which then submits the same information to all the schools the student designates. Some colleges may require supplemental information in addition to the Common Application.
Every 12th grade student must do one of the following in order to graduate:
* Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
* Complete and submit a Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA); or
* Submit a signed opt-out form.
Your FSA ID is your username and password for your StudentAid.gov account. You and your parents will all need an FSA ID, and separate emails will be required for creating accounts.
You and anyone contributing to your FAFSA will need 2022 income tax returns, records of investments and assets, social security numbers, and child support information (if applicable).
Who can submit a TASFA?
Students who are classified by the institution as a Texas Resident who cannot apply for federal financial aid, using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), are encouraged to complete the TASFA. To see if you qualify for the FAFSA, please visit www.studentaid.gov. Do not complete both the FAFSA and TASFA.
Fill out the TASFA application here