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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.

These are the sources EdNC checks every day: The New York Times, The 74, Education Week, The NC Tribune, The Insider, The News & Observer, The Charlotte Observer, WUNC, WFAE, Brookings, Education Commission of the States, and DPI’s News. A cross section of diverse sources are checked weekly and monthly. If you have an article you think needs to be included, email [email protected].

Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.

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