Students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are more likely to enroll and graduate in college, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics.
Knowing that a college degree contributes to a successful life, then completing the FAFSA is an important step for students.
As a school counselor, you can encourage your students to complete the FAFSA by doing the following:
To see statistics on how many students at your school have completed the FAFSA this year and to compare those statistics to previous years or to other school districts in South Dakota, go to studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/data-center/student/application-volume/fafsa-completion-high-school.
Mapping Your Future in South Dakota, sponsored by the South Dakota Education Access Foundation, will have new publications and other materials and resources for you and your students beginning in late summer. Contact Cathy Mueller or Beth Ziehmer at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-800-374-4072 for more information or assistance.