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CCMR Graduation Requirements

How to Graduate College, Career, and Military Ready

FAFSA/TASFA & Opt-Out Requirements

Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, all high school seniors must submit a financial aid application to graduate. That's right; it is a State of Texas high school graduation requirement.

The good news is that it is one of the easiest graduation requirements.

Review the resources below to help you complete this process with ease.

Becauase this is a graduation requirement, Seniors must submit evidence that they have completed either the FAFSA/TASFA or the Opt-Out Form using the FAFSA/TASFA/Opt-Out Form link HERE. Take note that the link will require you to submit one of the following as evidence of completion. 

FAFSA - A screenshot of your "Congratulations" page showing your name and stating that your FAFSA has been submitted.

TASFA - A screenshot of your submission page. See your campus CCF for assistance. 

Opt-Out - A photo or PDF of your completed Opt-Out Form. 

Incomplete or inaccurate submissions will be returned for resubmission. 

NOTICE: The FAFSA is changing to make it shorter and less confusing. Due to this change, the FAFSA will not open until December 2023. 

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