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

For young people leaving foster care, the daily struggle with adult responsibilities often makes planning for the future and pursuing higher education or training very difficult. The John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 addressed this challenge with programs to help youth transition to adulthood. The Education Training Voucher (ETV) Program followed in 2002, creating a federally-funded, state-administered initiative to provide funding and support for post-secondary education. The design of the program drew in part upon best practices that had evolved through Foster Care to Success’ work with foster youth.

Eligible students may receive grants up to $5,000 per year for up to five years or until the state’s age limit.  ETV funds can be combined with other grants and scholarships to minimize or eliminate the need for student loans.

For more information, choose your state below:

North Carolina
Other ETV State
For further information please contact the AL-ETV Program at: or 1.800.950.4673.

Alabama Fostering Hope Scholarship 
Foster Care to Success scholarships for foster youth, orphans, adoptees, and those in guardianship are awarded based on a combination of merit and need. Funding levels are determined based on cost of attendance and availability of other resources. Awards range from $1,500 to $6,000 per academic year and are renewable for up to five years provided the student remains eligible.

Please refer to the following pages for more information:
Foster Care to Success Scholarships
Casey Family Services Alumni Scholarship
The Casey Family Programs Continuing Education and Job Training Scholarship