New graduation requirement for current 12th graders


The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has implemented House Bill 3 (HB 3) Implementation: FAFSA Application as a graduation requirement, beginning with students enrolled in 12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year. Each 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)
  • Submit a signed opt-out form

Dallas ISD will make a variety of resources available to support students and parents in completing the FAFSA application to get 12th graders college bound.

Visit for a list of resources and an FAQ to answer all your questions.

The Dallas ISD College Access Program (CAP) will host webinars on Tuesday, March 29, and Thursday, March 31, from 7 to 8 p.m. to help guide students and parents through the entire financial aid application process. To register, please visit

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