The Guide


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.


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 |
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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 |
#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 |