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.


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Large-Scale Efforts to Boost FAFSA Completion Are Happening Across the Country

Organizations across the country are working tirelessly to help students complete the FAFSA and stay on a postsecondary path, despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

May 27, 2020 |
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Laura: Patience is Critical

Laura leads a team of college and career coaches at Career Compass of Louisiana who help students create plans for what happens after high school graduation.

Apr 17, 2020 |
Katie: Deciding If College Is Worth It

Katie’s advice is don’t assume you won’t qualify for anything. A FAFSA workshop at her school helped with the form completion process.

Feb 27, 2020 |
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Mila: Doing What Works for Today’s Students and Families

Mila Tappan uses a variety of resources, such as YouTube videos and Facebook Live events, to help students and families with FAFSA completion.

Jan 13, 2020 |
Zachary: Building a Stable Future for Myself

The Educational Talent Search helped Zachary navigate the FAFSA.

Dec 19, 2019 |
Sambat: Helping Every Single Student, No Matter How Long It Takes

After graduating from college, Sambat returned to his alma mater, Hunter High School, to help students realize their college dreams.

Nov 22, 2019 |