U.S. Department of Education Launches Multi-Million Dollar FAFSA Student Support Strategy to Boost College Enrollment

By Trish Svoboda

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a multi-million-dollar program, the FAFSA Student Support Strategy, to boost FAFSA completion rates. The program will provide resources to organizations to increase the availability of advisers and facilitate FAFSA submission clinics. It aims to increase the number of high school students, particularly first-time college students and students of color, who complete a 2024-25 FAFSA and enroll in college.

The program will provide up to $50 million for grantees, prioritizing organizations with deep ties to students and families. The Department has already made significant progress, with over 8.95 million FAFSA forms submitted since the new form became available on December 30, 2023.

The Department continues to develop and distribute resources for educational institutions, students, families, and higher education bodies. This is to guarantee they are equipped with the necessary tools and information for the receipt and distribution of financial aid. For more information, visit Ed.gov/better-FAFSA.

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