Prospective Students (New Applicants & Guests)

 Lawson State School Code:  001059

Here is information for prospective students outlining the Financial Aid process.

2023-2024  FA Checklist

Application Steps - Application to Disbursement - The Application - Priority Dates - Student Aid Report (SAR) - General Eligibility Requirements - When students MUST Provide Parental Information - Types of Aid Available 

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U.S. Department of Education FSA ID Registration Information  

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What is the FSA ID?

The FSA ID serves as your identifier to let you access your personal information in various U.S. Department of Education systems. It's like the Personal Identification Number that you get from your bank that enables you to access your account. Because your FSA ID serves as your electronic signature, you should not give it to anyone.
Once you successfully complete a request, the Department of Education will e-mail or mail your FSA ID. 
When you use your FSA ID, you must type the FSA ID exactly as it appears.

Where can I use my FSA ID?

You can use your FSA ID at these U.S. Department of Education Web sites:
FAFSA on the Web: Access and complete your Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
•You may also use your FSA ID to electronically sign your submitted FAFSA
•Submitting corrections to your processed FAFSA.
•Obtain a copy of your processed FAFSA information.
•The National Student Loan Data System     Web site: View a history of the federal student financial aid you have received. 

Alabama 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 $6000 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
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