March 15, 2017

Two weeks left in the Florida FAFSA Challenge! Which schools will win?  Check out the leaderboard below or view data for all schools by clicking the FAFSA Finish Line dashboard image below.

There’s still plenty of time for students to complete the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which determines eligibility for over $150 billion in federal financial aid programs that can be used to attend postsecondary institutions.

The FAFSA is a strong indicator of future college attendance and tells students and their families how much money they can receive to attend college or career schools, making it a critical step in the college-going process. To ensure all students have access to postsecondary opportunities regardless of their income, Florida schools and districts across the state have pledged to set ambitious goals to boost FAFSA completion rates in 2017.

Click image to view data dashboard

As part of the Florida FAFSA Challenge, schools and districts can receive recognition and awards for having the highest FAFSA completion rate (“MVP”), being most improved (“Most Improved”) and completing the most FAFSAs during a one-week period (“Biggest Boost”).  Schools are also recognized for beating last year’s FAFSA completion rate (Jan. 1, 2016 through Mar. 31, 2016) by 5%.  Through March 3, almost 320schools and 39 districts have increased last year’s FAFSA completion rate by 5%!

Want to see which schools in Florida are boosting FAFSA completion rates in 2017?  Check out the Florida FAFSA Challenge Leaderboard below, which includes data through March 3.

A downloadable version of the leaderboard can be found here.

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