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On April 8, 2021, the Alabama State Board of Education approved a resolution to amend the Alabama Administrative Code so that, effective with the graduating class of 2022, the following requirements shall be fulfilled on behalf of the graduating seniors as part of the graduating senior's transition into postsecondary education, training, or the workforce:

1. Submit to the United States Department of Education a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

2. Certify a non-participation waiver, in writing, to the superintendent of the local education agency if the graduating senior chooses not to complete and submit FAFSA. Certification of the non-participation waiver may be completed by a parent, legal custodian, legal guardian, or a minor legally emanciipated or of the legal age of majority.

Click here for FAFSA Information.

Click here for the detailed Alabama FAFSA Application Process.

The deadline for the State of Alabama is a student's high school graduation. The federal deadline is June 30, 2024.