Effective Strategies to Increase FAFSA Completion
April 19, 2017


Go Alliance staff presented an strategic planning outline for how plan and implement a statewide FAFSA completion campaign. Representatives from Tennessee and West Virginia, who lead the nation in FAFSA completion rates, shared best practices, lessons learned, and effective strategies for engaging, training and supporting partners, as well as grassroots marketing tactics that compel students and families to take action. Stephanie Ricker from the Colorado Department of Higher Education then discussed data sharing agreements and how states can get involved in their Kresge-funded FAFSA completion tracking tool. Finally, Allie Ciaramella from the National College Access Network (NCAN) provided an overview of the national Form Your Future campaign and how state FAFSA efforts can link with Form Your Future and/or use NCAN’s resources.


Louisiana FAFSA Completion Report

Percentage of 2003-04 High School Graduates Who Filed a FAFSA
National Center for Education Statistics

Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators: Scheduling

Effective Strategies to Increase FAFSA Completion

Three Reasons to Fill Out the FAFSA – No Matter How Rich You Are
From Time.com

Federal Student Aid Toolkit

TN FAFSA Frenzy Guidebook and Toolkit for Educators, School Counselors, and College Access Professionals

NCAN Form Your Future