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Help your children. Educating yourself about education is one of the three ways parents can help teachers, according to educator Chris Crouch. (Huffington Post)
More stability. Children of military parents often find themselves being moved from school to school, but the military is helping to find a way to solve that. Parents are embracing homeschooling for their children, and military bContinue Reading »
Thanks to the fed’s updated Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion reports, school administrators and policymakers finally can wash their hands of unreliable student-reported data.
The new numbers from the Department of Education give a FAFSA count for public and private schools, state-by-state and school-by-school. It’s enough to make any analyst starry-eyed.
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While completion rates for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) vary tremendously by school, they vary by state as well. Using newly released data from the U.S. Department of Education, we created the map below to show state-level FAFSA completion rates.
Nationwide, 55 percent of high school graduates completed their FAFSA in 2012.* Twenty-four states had statewide compleContinue Reading »
More District of Columbia high school seniors completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this year. Citywide, 67.5 percent of 3,097 public and public charter high school seniors completed the FAFSA this year, up from 65.5 percent last year.* That’s a positive sign, especially since researchers have found that, even after controlling for student and family demographics, studeContinue Reading »
More than 1.3 million high school seniors have already completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this year, up 2.4 percent from the same time period last year. In D.C. public schools, however, the percentage of students completing a FAFSA is down 6.9 percent from a year ago. (You can download the data for your local high schools here.)
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This spring the U.S. Department of Education has been releasing real-time completion data for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for every high school in the country. I’ve been following the progression in D.C. public schools for the The Quick and the Ed (see the latest installment here). This month, I sat down with Greg Darnieder, a senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of EducatiContinue Reading »
Some say I’m a lucky anomaly, but I believe I am the poster child of a faulty college financial aid system. When my mother unexpectedly passed away two months before my third year of college, I knew nothing about how to find the more than $25,000 needed to pay for my next year of school. My lack of knowledge about financial aid was only exacerbated by multiple run-arounds from the Office of FinContinue Reading »
More than half a million high school seniors have already completed a FAFSA this year, up more than 10 percent from the same time period last year. In D.C. public schools, however, the number of students completing a FAFSA is down 3.2 percent from a year ago. (You can download the data for your local high schools here.)
D.C. students are progressing, but they appear to be behind last yeaContinue Reading »
Only about one in eight high school seniors at District of Columbia public schools have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at this stage in the application cycle. These completion rates suggest that while some District of Columbia high schools are well on their way to getting students financially prepared for college, others haven’t had a single student complete the fContinue Reading »
You can’t get federal student aid unless you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Research suggests that helping students complete a FAFSA can increase the number of students who receive financial aid, the amount of aid they receive–even the proportion of students who enroll in college. The American Council on Education estimates that nearly one in five low-income studContinue Reading »