Florida College Access Network (FCAN) is pleased to announce the release of this year’s Florida FAFSA Challenge dashboard, which provides school, district, and state-level data on high school seniors who have completed FAFSA to date during the 2018-19 school year.
The Florida FAFSA Challenge, a statewide campaign to increase the proportion of 12th graders who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), runs through March 31.
Florida’s 61.5% FAFSA completion rate for the 2017-18 school year represented a 0.5 percentage point increase, the 12th highest change in FAFSA completion nationwide compared to the 2016- 17 school year. During that same time span, the overall FAFSA completion rate in the U.S. decreased by 0.2 percentage points.
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The Florida FAFSA Challenge recognizes the highest-performing schools and districts in the following categories:
- MVP (Highest FAFSA completion rate through the end of March)
- Most Improved (FAFSA completion rate improved the most compared to last year through March)
FCAN will also again recognize “FAFSA Champions” — all schools and districts that increase their FAFSA completion rate by at least 5% compared to last school year.
New this year, FCAN will honor “FAFSA Innovators,” the schools and community organizations that demonstrate innovative approaches in helping more students complete a FAFSA.