This week, we are taking a look at FAFSA and why it matters so much when it comes to getting kids to their first day of a postsecondary experience. You can find the series here.
“[N]ationally, students who complete financial aid applications are 82 percent more likely to go straight on to higher education than their peers who don’t finish the forms. That number jumps to 127 percent for students from the lowest-income backgrounds, according to the National College Attainment Network,” notes this article in The 74 on the impact of COVID-19 on FAFSA completion. Today, take a look at the map in the article by Molly and Analisa and see where your district stands on FAFSA completion.
‘I Am Beyond Worried’: More HS Students Are Applying for Financial Aid — and Enrolling in College as a Result. Coronavirus May Put an End to Both
"Integrating financial aid applications into high school really normalizes the experience of application completion for students."... Read the rest