Aug. 8, 2019
Texas recently became the second state (after Louisiana) to mandate FAFSA completion for high school graduation. The policy will go into effect during the 2021-22 academic year. This is big news, mostly because Texas is, well, big. Anything that affects FAFSA completion in the nation’s second-most populous state is likely to have an effect on the national FAFSA completion cycle. How big an effect? That remains to be seen, but we can look to Texas’ eastern neighbor, Louisiana, and try to estimate.