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MN schools encouraged to apply for national FAFSA completion initiative

Here's a simple fact: if you want financial aid to help you continue your education after high school, you have to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 70% of Minnesota students and their families do this every year, putting us well above the 59% national rate, but that still leaves 30% of our population behind.

And it's not just about money - according to national data, 90% of students who fill out a FAFSA go on to postsecondary. Something about taking that step helps students follow through on applying for and enrolling in college.

It was just announced that the U.S. Department of Education is looking for 80 high schools to join their "FAFSA Completion Project". Qualifying schools will be selected on a random basis, and will have access to both FAFSA completion data and student information about how to pursue a college education.

The deadline to apply is March 2nd. Read more about it here:FAFSA Completion Project

posted by Sandy Connolly • 1/30/2012 at 12:54 PM


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