New Graduation Requirement as of April 2021--FAFSA Completion for all Seniors
A mandate was signed by the state board of education in April 2021 that all seniors must complete the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, before graduation. The FAFSA is a free application for many forms of financial aid for college including federal grants, scholarships, work-study jobs, and loans. Many colleges also use it to award their institutional financial aid. The FAFSA website is fafsa.gov.
The state department of education is allowing seniors to file a waiver with the school system if they choose not to complete the FAFSA before graduation. Contact me if you need a waiver. Request your waiver early. It must be signed by the principal and superintendent before it is filed.
If you would like to have help filling out the FAFSA there will be a FAFSA Night on October 17th in the library. Cole Richards from Bevill Admissions will be here to help. You will need parent/guardians income tax refund information, social security numbers for the student and parents/guardians, and the student permit/license number and expiration date. IMPORTANT: At least 3 days in advance, you will need to go to the FAFSA website to create the student and parent FSA ID's in order to complete the FAFSA.