The Florida FAFSA Challenge wraps up exactly one month from today, and Florida is still about 19,100 FAFSAs away from reaching the goal of improving FAFSA completion statewide by 5% over last year!
As of February 14, there were 42 high schools and five school districts in Florida that had met the 5% goal, resulting in a statewide completion rate of 32.9%. With six weeks left, that figure places Florida less than 10 percentage points away from this year’s FAFSA Challenge completion goal of 42.5%. However, the state’s current 6.6% error rate (percentage of FAFSAs submitted with errors) means Florida’s current completion rate if those errors are corrected is 35.2%, putting Florida closer to the goal.
Visit FCAN’s Florida FAFSA Challenge page for help with common mistakes and access to free resources to help boost FAFSA completion. In the meantime, you can visit our FAFSA challenge dashboard to see how your school or district is doing.