What is the FAFSA?
To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.
In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid. THE FAFSA WINDOW OPENS ON OCTOBER 1st 2019!
2020 Graduation Requirements
As of 2017, Louisiana requires public school students graduating from high school to take one of the following steps as part of their Individual Graduation Plan:
A parent or legal custodian, or a student legally emancipated or of the legal age of majority, may certify a waiver in writing to the LEA (sample: Non-participation LEA form); or recieve a waiver through the district hardship waiver process.
One of the above mentioned items must be on file for a student by March 1st or the student will not be permitted to graduate. Once students have completed the FASFA, they should print their completion and turn it in to their counselor.Free FASFA Help for Louisiana Residents: 1-844-463-2372 (8:30am to 5:00pm) For more information on whose financial information is needed for FAFSA, please click here: Information on Reporting Parent Info on FASFA