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FAFSA Completion A Graduation Requirement

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that determines student eligibility for federal, state as well as needs-based institutional financial aid at the college level. 

With the passage of SB 147 (2021) and RSA 193-26-a, the state of New Hampshire has mandated the completion of the FAFSA form as a high school graduation requirement, regardless of whether or not the student has plans to attend college immediately upon graduation. The new 2024–2025 FAFSA form is available now and offers a streamlined user experience to make the completion of the FAFSA easier for students and their families.

If a graduating student has no intent to go to college, there is a waiver available. The waiver must be filed with the Main Office in order to count as having completed the requirement. Students over the age of 18 can sign the waiver form themselves.

In order to better serve your needs, please fill out this form from the School Counseling Department. For more information on the new FAFSA form in the news, see this brief report on WMUR.