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FAFSA---- A New Graduation Requirement 

Following a public hearing that included multiple proponents and one opponent of the proposed policy, the board voted in favor of adopting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as a new requirement for graduation on a 6-3 vote. Click here to read more about the conversation from January’s work session discussion of this policy. Dr. Mackey shared his support of the policy and noted that it aligns with Governor Kay Ivey’s Alabama workforce goal of achieving 500,000 qualified workers by 2025. With this vote, Alabama becomes the fourth state to make FAFSA completion a graduation requirement and it will take effect in the 2021-2022 school year.