The “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (or FAFSA) is the form you must complete to be considered for all forms of financial aid aid from the federal government, and most forms of student aid from your state or college. If the idea of completing the FAFSA fills you with dread, you’re not alone. The FAFSA can seem intimidating, but with the right information and a little help, you can overcome your FAFSA fears.
FAFSA is undergoing a makeover, and will be delayed opening this year until December 1st.
Please watch your emails from the KHS Counseling office and the colleges you are applying to for additional information as it becomes available.
Spring is the time of year that financial aid packages start arriving in your inbox and portals for each college. Use this annotated awards letter to help you and your parents better understand financial aid award letters and the critical components found in each one.
FAFSA Completion is a Texas State Graduation Requirement
The Texas State Board of Education is requiring ALL seniors to complete the FAFSA or complete an opt-out form as one of the graduation requirements. If a senior is not completing the FAFSA, he/she will need to complete the Financial Aid Opt-Out Form for the Texas State Board of Education and will need to submit the printed & signed form to his/her school counselor to meet this graduation requirement. The Financial Aid Opt-out Form is provided below.
The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is used to collect information to help determine eligibility for state financial aid programs that are administered by institutions of higher education in the state of Texas. Students that are classified 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.
Introduction to TASFA
2023-2024 TASFA Application info
Students, you can also go to GenTx.org for helpful information pertaining to college! It's your future--own it!
Low income students, click here for information pertaining to you.