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DC FAFSA Completion Initiative

DC FAFSA Completion Initiative

Completing the FAFSA is the first step to accessing financial aid for college.

The DC FAFSA Completion Initiative encourages schools, and community-based organizations to set a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion goal to increase the proportion of their high school seniors who complete the FAFSA by 3 percent from the prior year. This year the initiative runs from Dec. 2023 – Sept. 2024 and is open to all public and public charter high schools in the District and interested community-based organizations.

While many schools and community-based organizations in the District have already begun working hard to boost FAFSA completion rates, this initiative will recognize their achievements and support their efforts through the following:

  • The FAFSA Portal
  • DC FAFSA Completion Initiative Toolkit
  • DC FAFSA Completion Awards

For more information about this exciting initiative, please contact Joi Jones at [email protected].

Congratulations to our 2022-23 FAFSA Completion Award Winners!

OSSE is excited to announce the winning schools for the 2022-23 FAFSA Completion Awards. The winners are:

  • MVP Awards – BASIS DC Public Charter School and Benjamin Banneker High School
  • Most Improved Awards – Ballou STAY High School and Columbia Heights Education Campus
  • Biggest Boost Awards –Friendship Technology Preparatory High School and KIPP DC College Preparatory High School

Winning high schools in each category will receive a trophy to display at their high school. Congratulations to the winners!