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.


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 |
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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 |