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FAFSA Completion Initiative


2020-2021 now available.

The Office of Higher Education (OHE) began participating in the FAFSA Completion Initiative effective with the 2016-2017 academic year. Participating high school districts, high schools and/or other designated entities (public or non-profit organizations providing direct services to students related to postsecondary attendance) are able to log into OHE's FAFSA completion web portal to determine which individual students have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and whether the FAFSA has any problems requiring follow-up with the student. For example, missing signatures or selected for verification. The goal is to increase the number of students completing the FAFSA, make sure any FAFSA problems are resolved prior to the beginning of the college academic year, and to give college prep personnel a tool to conduct targeted outreach. To participate in this project, a district/school/organization will need to complete the data-sharing agreement (DSA) and return it to OHE. A new DSA is required every two years and must be signed by a Data Receiver Authorized Representative (Principal, Superintendent or Other Executive).

  • Data Sharing Agreement
    If your school, district or organization is participating in the FAFSA Completion Initiative for the first time, please complete the Data Sharing Agreement.
  • Addendum to the Data Sharing Agreement
    If your school, district or organization signed a Data Sharing Agreement prior to March 1st, 2017, please complete the Addendum to the Data Sharing Agreement. Please note that Data Sharing Agreements signed prior to March 1st, 2017 will expire December 31st, 2017. To continue access, a signed addendum is required.
  • Appendix A
    If individuals in your organization who should have access to the FAFSA Completion Initiative web portal have changed, please submit an updated Appendix A to
  • Introductory Webinar (January 27, 2015) [.wmv]
  • Instructions for Accessing System and Retrieving Output
    This document provides guidance on how to set your password, read the summary and student detail screens and general database information.

For questions about the FAFSA Completion Tool (web portal), please contact Nicole Whelan at

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