Florida FAFSA Challenge
59% 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 34th in the nation in FAFSA completion.
Because of this, FCAN estimates that Florida students who don’t complete the FAFSA leave behind $100 million in Pell Grants every year.
The Florida FAFSA challenge encourages all Florida schools and districts to increase FAFSA completion by 5% over the previous year.
By the end of the most recent Florida FAFSA Challenge period on March 31, 2017, FAFSA completion across the state of Florida increased by 9.1%!
“MVP” (Highest FAFSA completion rate through March 31st)
“Most Improved” (Improved their FAFSA completion rate the most compared to last year through March 31st)
50/50 Club: Schools that have 50% or more students who qualify for free and reduced price lunch and achieve 50% or more FAFSA completion by March 31
“Champions” (Florida schools and districts that set and achieve a boost in FAFSA completion by at least 5% over last year, or that meet a goal they set for their school.)
FAFSA completion resources for schools and communities
- Register as a host site
- Subscribe to the College Ready Florida mailing list
- Download the Introduction to College Ready Florida guide
- Listen to the College Ready Florida Podcast
- Watch our on-demand training webinar
- Schedule an in-person presentation for your school or organization
- Questions? Contact Amy, our Statewide Programs Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org @abolick_FCAN