Affording College: Financial Aid & Scholarships
October marks the start of the financial aid application season. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) opened Saturday, October 1.
Since 2021, the State of Texas requires all seniors to submit either the FAFSA or the TASFA to graduate. YES Prep College Counselors are here to help 100% of seniors in the Class of 2023 complete these documents.
In addition, students applying to private college and universities may also be required to submit the CCS Profile. All the applications for financial aid help colleges and universities determine students’ eligibility for loans, grants, and scholarships.
Seniors will have the opportunity to work with their college counselors on applying for financial aid during seminar; so be sure to have your 2021 tax return on hand as this will be one of the main documents needed to apply for federal student aid.