Florida FAFSA Challenge

58% of Florida high school seniors who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) qualify for a Pell Grant, one of the largest forms of federal aid available to low-income students.

But Florida ranks 48th in the nation for FAFSA completion.

Florida College Access Network started the Florida FAFSA Challenge in 2015 to encourage all Florida schools and districts to increase FAFSA completion by 5 percentage points over the previous year.


Will You Accept the Challenge?
Register your school or community.

FAFSA Data Sharing Agreement

The Florida Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance’s (OSFA) offers a data sharing agreement as a key resource in driving FAFSA completion. Through this agreement, schools can gain access to student-level FAFSA completion information, giving school counselors the ability to provide targeted outreach to students who need extra support.

Florida College Access Network encourages districts without this agreement to contact Pedro Hernandez, OSFA Director of Outreach Services, for an application.

Need a Speaker for Your Financial Aid Night?

The Office of Student Financial Assistance can connect you with a local financial aid expert through its speakers’ bureau. Contact Pedro Hernandez for more information.

FCAN thanks the following for their generous support of Florida FAFSA Challenge

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Get Involved!

  • Register as a College Ready Florida host site
  • Download the Introduction to College Ready Florida guide
  • Questions? Contact Adriana Pavicic, FCAN's Community Engagement Coordinator

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