FAFSA Completion Tool for Counselors

The office of Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education, wanted to share some information on a new tool that can help you track and increase Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completions at your school. The FAFSA Completion Tool provides high schools with current data about their FAFSA submissions and completions so schools can track their progress and help to ensure that their students complete a FAFSA. Data for the high school graduating class of 2014 is now available on the Tool.

Updated biweekly during the peak application period, the FAFSA Completion Tool provides every high school in the United States whose students have completed five or more FAFSAs with information about how many applications were submitted and completed for the 2014–15 application year as well as comparison data from the 2013–14 FAFSA application year.

The promise of the FAFSA Completion Tool lies in its simplicity and its use of current data to effectively measure the success of FAFSA completion efforts. Last year, the Tool provided FAFSA submission and completion data for the senior classes at over 25,000 high schools in all 50 states, Washington, DC, and all U.S. territories. More than 55,000 visitors accessed the data throughout the spring of 2013 to inform their local FAFSA completion strategies and overall college access initiatives.

For more information on the Tool and to search updated FAFSA Completion Data by High School for the senior class of 2014, visit StudentAid.gov/fafsa-hs-data.

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