The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the essential first step students must take to apply for college financial aid. Missing out on free financial aid could mean taking on more debt to pay for college – so let’s work together to make sure that every student who qualifies for college aid receives it and goes on to earn their degree.
In the 2018-19 FAFSA cycle, Rhode Island ranked eighth in the country for the number of high school seniors completing the form. This year, we want to make Rhode Island number one! We're challenging all high schools to meet a minimum 70% completion goal but are encouraging all to go even further to help us meet a statewide goal of 85%.
As an added bonus, with the generous support of the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority, we've launched the FAFSA Dash challenge for high schools to compete for $25,000 in scholarships. Learn more about the FAFSA Dash Challenge here.
Use this dashboard to check in on how your school is doing. If you want to recieve updates on Rhode Island's FAFSA completion efforts, sign up here. If you are a school administrator and counselor looking for the student-level portal, find more information here.
OF RI PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS HAVE COMPLETED THE FAFSA
View FAFSA completion data by Rhode Island high school or school district by navigating the dashboard below.
This dashboard has been updated to reflect the most recently released FAFSA completion data through 3/8//2019.
About the Dashboard:
FAFSA completion data is provided by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid.
View the source data at this link: http://studentaid.ed.gov/about/data-center/student/application-volume/fafsa-completion-high-school
Rhode Island high school senior enrollment data is provided by the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Enrollment figures presented are based on second-month enrollment counts.
Note: Numbers provided in this chart may not be an exact representation of student enrollment and/or FAFSAs submitted. If fewer than five FAFSAs have been submitted for a school, data will not be reported by the U.S. Department of Education.
As of April 14, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education began to include most 19-year olds in the completion data. These data were previously excluded.
Please direct questions about the FAFSA Completion Dashboard to FAFSA@riopc.edu