“The FAFSA is the first step in helping students pay for college. The new form is simple, makes sense and is easy to complete.” – Arne Duncan
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the expansion of an innovative pilot project to increase the number of students completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in selected districts.
The one-year-old pilot project will be expanding to an additional 92 school districts, helping identify students who need to complete the FAFSA.
Research indicates that 90 percent of students who complete the FAFSA will enroll in postsecondary education.
Through the pilot project, participating districts will have access to FAFSA completion data and give students information about how to pursue a college education.
ED will be accepting applications for the pilot project until March 2. For details, see this announcement.