According to recent data
, Florida’s population is the 3rd highest for the proportion of students eligible for federal Pell grants, but ranks 31st for the proportion of eligible high school seniors completing a FAFSA. Because of this, Florida’s students leave behind over $100 million in potential Pell Grants every year. To address this problem, schools and community partners across the state of Florida have taken on the goal of increasing FAFSA completion rates
in their areas.
FCAN’s Amy Bolick, Community Engagement and Programs Manager, was recently joined by Doug Griesenauer, Director of Workforce Development and Financial Stability Initiatives at United Way Suncoast, and Jessica Manchette, Senior Director of Program Initiatives at Champions For Learning, who shared how communities can work together to drive FAFSA completion in their areas.
The Top FAFSA Mistakes Students Make
The Florida FAFSA Challenge Toolkit
FutureMakers Coalition: FAFSA First!