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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. The initiative runs from Oct. 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 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].

Upcoming Events

FAFSA & DC TAG Updates Workshop – Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Join us for a virtual workshop to discuss the updates to the 2022-23 FAFSA application cycle. This session will also include a Q&A with US Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid. Additionally, this workshop will provide information and updates for the 2021-22 cycle of DC TAG.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees can join us for an optional panel session featuring college access professionals sharing tips and strategies to improve FAFSA completion rates at their respective high schools.

To attend the virtual session, please RSVP here.

For questions or more information, please contact Joi Jones at [email protected].