The Guide

WHAT WORKS

We’ve collected personal stories, successful tactics, and strategies that illustrate what schools and communities are doing to encourage FAFSA completion. Have your own story to share? Drop us a line, and we’ll consider posting it here.

 

CATEGORY ONE
Tyshae: Not Shy About Asking for Help

Encouragement from her college advisor made all the difference for Tyshae when it came time to complete the FAFSA.

Mar 22, 2021 |
FAFSA Completions Bounce in December, Still Down 12.3%

On Nov. 27, the 2021-22 FAFSA cycle hit its low point of -16.8% FAFSA completions compared to the 2020-21 cycle on the same date. On Dec. 25, the 2021-22 FAFSA cycle was at -12.3%.

Jan 7, 2021 |
Get2College staff
Get2College’s Advice for Planning and Hosting a Drive-In FAFSA Completion Event

Get2College in Mississippi hosted a drive-in FAFSA completion event as a way to offer socially distanced, in-person assistance to students and families.

Oct 22, 2020 |
New FAFSA Tracker
#FormYourFuture FAFSA Tracker Gets a Makeover, Returns for ’21-22 Cycle

We revamped the FAFSA Tracker to streamline existing features and add new functionality.

Oct 20, 2020 |
Chat with Wyatt, a personal FAFSA assistant
College Board Offers $1,000 Scholarships for FAFSA Completion, a Chatbot for Support

The “Complete the FAFSA” step of the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is designed to reward high school seniors for applying for financial aid.

Oct 9, 2020 |
Rashid: Escaping Civil War for a Better Future

Rashid’s family moved to the U.S. to escape the civil war in Kenya. Learning about the FAFSA from an I Know I Can counselor gave him options on how pay for college.

Sep 10, 2020 |