October 18, 2016

Note: The full FAFSA Finish Line data dashboard for the 2016-17 school year has been released. Click here to view FAFSA completion rates by state, district or school.

Thanks to the U.S. Department of Education, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion data for 12th graders during the 2016-17 school year is now available!

The data is available earlier this year compared to previous years because of the FAFSA’s new start date, October 1st, which is three months earlier than the start date for previous years.

FAFSA completion rates for the current school year cannot be provided until school enrollment data for the 2016-17 school year becomes available, which is expected in late 2016. When enrollment data becomes available, Florida CAN will provide updates to the Florida FAFSA Finish Line, our public, interactive dashboard that allows users to easily compare FAFSA completion rates during the school year.

Until then, track your school’s progress using our “First Look” dashboard using the filters in the table below. FAFSA completion data for the 2017-18 aid cycle corresponds with students completing the form during the 2016-17 school year, with FAFSA completion data for the 2016-17 aid cycle corresponding with students completing the form during the 2015-16 school year.

Also be aware that because the 2016-17 FAFSA wasn’t available to complete until January 1, 2016, there aren’t comparable figures to compare 2017-18 FAFSA completions, which is why January 8, 2016 FAFSA completion data is included below to use as a baseline.

Are more of your 12th graders completing the FAFSA this year? To learn more about the Florida FAFSA Challenge and how your school can gain recognition, and possibly a trophy, visit our Florida Initiatives page for access to our toolkit, resources, email list and much more.


Updated to include FAFSAs completed through January 13, 2017.

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