Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion


Building on our efforts to improve postsecondary enrollment outcomes, the CT State Department of Education has partnered with CT’s College and Career Readiness Alliance (CCCRA) to announce Connecticut’s first FAFSA Completion Challenge. This Challenge is designed to spark and support local creativity to increase FAFSA completion and postsecondary enrollment rates. This builds on the CSDE’s previous effort to support Districts’ FAFSA completion efforts by providing student-level data through EdSight Secure. The goal is for Connecticut school districts to raise their FAFSA completion rates among the Class of 2021 by at least 5%, compared to the Class of 2020.

Additionally, this partnership seeks proposals from 21 Connecticut school districts who are eligible for additional support. Ten districts will ultimately be selected to participate in the FAFSA Learning Community. More details about the challenge, eligibility, and timeline can be found in the announcement linked below: