House Bill 3 - New graduation requirements

House Bill 3

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 

House Bill 3 exemptions

  • The student’s parent or other person standing in parental relation submits a signed form indicating that they authorize the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application;
  • The student signs and submits the FAFSA Opt-Out form on the student's own behalf, if the student is 18 years of age or older or the student’s disabilities of minority (student emancipation) have been removed for general purposes under Chapter 31, Family Code, or
  • A school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application for good cause, as determined by the school counselor.

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