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
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 |
#FAFSABrightSpots: Hawaii P-20 Acted Fast to Support Seniors in FAFSA Completions During COVID-19

After the pandemic hit, Hawaii P-20 provided FAFSA completion assistance through an email hotline, offered webinars, and took additional steps to support students virtually.

Aug 23, 2020 |
#FAFSABrightSpots: LOSFA Embraces the Opportunity to Provide Virtual FAFSA Completion Assistance

The pandemic presented unforeseen challenges, and the LOSFA team worked quickly and creatively to launch several initiatives to provide virtual FAFSA completion assistance.

Aug 5, 2020 |
#FAFSABrightSpots: Indiana Creates a Virtual FAFSA Frenzy

When planning virtual FAFSA events, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education considered which platform to use, what time of day to attempt the events, and how best to share information and connect with students and families.

Jul 31, 2020 |
#FAFSABrightSpots: Alabama Possible Leverages Partnerships to Support FAFSA Completion

To address challenges faced by educators and students while schools remained closed due to the pandemic, Alabama Possible used several initiatives to boost FAFSA completion and support a college-going culture.

Jul 23, 2020 |
Michigan Gov. Whitmer
#FAFSABrightSpots: MCAN Spearheads Collective FAFSA Completion Efforts in Michigan

As part of a collective effort focused on FAFSA, Michigan’s governor challenged every high school in the state to increase their FAFSA completion rates from the year before, aiming for a 75% completion rate in 2020.

Jul 7, 2020 |