FAFSA Challenge


The Office of Postsecondary Readiness and Office of Strategic Partnerships will continue a District-wide effort to increase FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion again this year.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid also known as FAFSA, is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.  The application is used to apply for federal grants, loans, and work-study funds for college students. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Education, which provides more than $150 billion in student aid each year.  Your eligibility for federal grants (which don’t have to be repaid) and federal loans (which do) will generally be based on your financial need, as determined by the information you supply on your FAFSA.

Several FAFSA completion events will be hosted throughout the school year in collaboration with PhillyGoes2College starting with our annual Kickoff on October 3, 2019, where you can complete the application right on site, at one of our Completion Labs.

Many high schools will also offer their own FAFSA Nights to help students and families with the completion of the FAFSA application. Contact your high school to find out if they provide this service.