FAFSA is connected with the Pell Grant and Student Loans. Most colleges will ask you to complete this for any type of scholarship or financial aid.
Begining for the graduating class of 2022 FAFSA is a requirement for graduations
For FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The student and any parent or guardian that is on the income tax claiming the student will need an ID Number
The FAFSA Application opens each year on October 1 do not attempt to do it before this date. It should be completed as soon as possible, however the Texas absolute deadline is January 15 and for the rest of the US is March 15.
TASFA is available for students who are not documented or for some reason cannot do FAFSA. It also opens October 1 and most schools require a hard copy with signatures.
Certain schools may also ask for the CSS Profile. This application is much more detailed than FAFSA