Florida CAN is thrilled to announce the City of Jacksonville is one of 22 cities selected to receive a FAFSA completion grant through the National College Access Network (NCAN). The grant was awarded to Duval County Public Schools, a partner of Earn Up, the local college access network serving Northeast Florida.
The initiative, supported by a $1.6 million grant from the Kresge Foundation, challenges the 22 cities to raise the FAFSA completion rates by 5% for the graduating class of 2017.
Additional funding will be awarded to the cities that demonstrate the greatest improvement percentage-wise in FAFSA completion, the highest high school FAFSA completion rate, and the most innovative FAFSA completion effort or partnership with postsecondary institutions during the challenge.
For more information on the NCAN FAFSA Completion Challenge, including a full list of the cities selected to participate, click here.