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FAFSA completion rates already at 40% in some high schools

New information from the U.S. Department of Education gives us an early look at how many students have already filled out the FAFSA in Minnesota.

As of March 19th, the FAFSA completion rate in state public high schools is 27%. Eighteen public high schools have FAFSA completions rates of 40% or higher.

Minnesota's private high school FAFSA completion rate is 34%; nine private high schools have FAFSA completion rate of 40% or higher.

As pointed out by OHE researcher Meredith Fergus, however, the timing of FAFSA completion is primarily dictated by what school a student is planning to attend.

Based on the most recent data available (2009-2010), 86% of Minnesota high school graduates enrolling in a Minnesota college in the fall will complete a FAFSA.

More information can be found on the OHE website at: FAFSA DATA under the heading "FAFSA Data by High School".

posted by Sandy Connolly • 3/29/2012 at 4:04 PM


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