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
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 |
EducationQuest Staff
#FAFSABrightSpots: EducationQuest Foundation Virtually Supports FAFSA Completion

After EducationQuest staff began working from home due to COVID-19, they didn’t miss a beat in the continuation of free services, especially since some already had experience with virtual FAFSA filing.

Jun 20, 2020 |
Man using phone
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 |
Laura Weego quote
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 |
Mila Tappan quote card
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 |