Phoenix, One of 22 Cities Selected to Receive Up to $55,000 in FAFSA

Posted by Communications on 8/11/2016

Phoenix is one of 22 cities selected to receive up to $55,000 in the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Completion Challenge through National College Access Network (NCAN).

Through this project, NCAN is challenging the 22 cities to increase FAFSA completion rates by at least 5 percent for the graduating high school class of 2017.  FAFSA will opening up October 1, 2016.  It will make applying for aid easier. The grant funding will support the planning and execution of citywide, cross-sector FAFSA completion efforts for the 2016-17 school year, with strategic efforts to help students navigate the new changes and timing.  Phoenix Union counselors began working with community partners this summer at the FAFSA Brainstorming event in July. They have set an internal goal of reaching 50% FAFSA completion for the District.