FAFSA Completion by High School
As the cost of college continues to increase, financial aid becomes ever more important. While many factors are involved in the decision to attend college, there is a strong correlation between FAFSA completion and college enrollment.
Previously, high schools relied on self-reported surveys to estimate their FAFSA completion rate and that data can be inaccurate. For this reason, Federal Student Aid is providing high schools with current data about their FAFSA submissions and completions so that high schools can track their progress and help to ensure that their students complete a FAFSA. A completed FAFSA allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine a potential student's eligibility for federal student aid – a key factor in families' college decisions.
The data included in the attached charts reflect the number of submitted and completed FAFSAs among applicants no older than 18 who will have received their high school diploma by the start of the school year to which they are applying for aid. For each high school, the number of submitted and completed applications is reported for the current application cycle (2013-2014) and the same time period last year for the previous application cycle (2012-2013).
The data is displayed in spreadsheets broken down by state or territory that include the school name and city of the high school.
Below, you can select a state or territory from the drop-down menu to view its data, get more information about the data assumptions, or find answers to the most frequently asked questions.
For high schools to track their progress FSA regularly updates estimates for the first twelve months of an application cycle. From January through June, data releases are biweekly starting on the last Monday in January. For the remainder of the calendar year, data releases are monthly occurring on the last Monday of the month starting on the last Monday of July.