Current Students

Lawson State School Code:  001059

The Department of Education renewal application process is currently available for  each year on October 1 of each year.

All renewal-eligible applicants can access Renewal FAFSA on the Web using their FSA ID to complete, sign, and submit a Renewal FAFSA on or after OCTOBER 1. 

Each aid applicant who meets the eligibility requirements for a Renewal FAFSA by October 1 of each year, will be sent a Renewal Reminder e-mail to the email of record by the Department of Education. With the elimination of the paper Renewal FAFSA, it is particularly important that renewal-eligible students receive a Renewal Reminder, which informs them that they can use the Web to reapply for aid. The Department encourages students to update their address and e-mail address on their FAFSA to ensure the most current e-mail and mailing address information is present.

Do you remember your personal FSA ID number?  If not, click on the icon below to request the option to update your FSA ID number.                            

Button: Create Your FSA ID Now

Additional information and links are listed below.

23/24  Application Checklist (PDF)

Applications Steps - Application to Disbursement - The Application - Priority Dates - Student Aid Report (SAR) - General Eligibility

Requirements - When student MUST Provide Parental Information - Types of Aid Available

Satisfactory Academic Progress (Minimum Academic Standards)

Scams, Financial Aid Fraud, and Identity Theft   Caller impersonating Federal Official requesting bank information

Tuition and Fees

Federal Work Study Program
Education and Training Voucher Program

The State of Alabama has a new program designed to help foster youth, emancipated foster youth and young people adopted after the age of 16 with the costs of attending post-secondary school.
The Education and Training Voucher Program offers up to $5000 a year towards tuition and eligible living expenses to former foster youth on a first-come, first-served basis.
Eligible students need to be:

•Under the age of 21 (for a first time application)
•Enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program
•Able to show progress towards a degree or certificate
Applications are available at

Please post the attached flier and inform your students of the availability of this program as appropriate.
For further information please contact the AL-ETV Program at: or 1.800.950.4673.

Alabama Fostering Hope Scholarship 

Alabama’s FOSTERING HOPE SCHOLARSHIP is an investment in the post-secondary education and training goals of youth who were in the foster care system when they earned a high school diploma or GED, as well as those adopted from Alabama foster care after age 14. This comprehensive program covers tuition and fees for eligible students enrolled in a post-secondary certificate or degree program; additionally, it helps eligible high school students begin planning ahead towards achievable goals. For more information visit