Iowa FAFSA Completion
For many students, especially those from low-income backgrounds, completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a critical step in making the dream of college a reality. A completed FAFSA allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine a potential student’s eligibility for federal student aid – a key factor in families’ college decisions. In addition, there is a strong correlation between FAFSA completion and college enrollment. Unfortunately, a large percentage of Iowa students each year fail to complete a FAFSA, thereby missing out on federal and state financial aid opportunities and impeding their likelihood of college enrollment.
FAFSA completion by high school
Aggregate FAFSA Completion by High School
The U.S. Department of Education provides high schools with aggregate data about their FAFSA submissions and completions for the current FAFSA year with comparisons to last year's numbers.
Help your students succeed with the Financial Aid Toolkit
The recently launched Financial Aid Toolkit, provided by the Federal Department of Education, serves to assist students, parents and professionals to better understand the financial aid process. The toolkit features four different components. "Learn About Financial Aid" covers the basics of the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), types of aid available and financial planning for college. "Conduct Outreach" provides resources for professionals wanting to host a financial aid night. "Get Training" offers national training for counselors and mentors on financial aid. The last section is "Search Financial Aid Tools and Resources". This allows users to look for specific financial aid topics.