Fast Track FAFSA: Strategies in Action

Five Strategy Spotlights highlighting effective practices for increasing FAFSA completion rates.

Earlier this year, ESG released Fast Track FAFSA Completion, a report on the highest impact strategies for increasing FAFSA completion. Building on the lessons from this report, we have created a series of five case studies that highlight the impressive efforts of local communities across the country to support students and families in completing the FAFSA. 

Click on each of the tabs below to read more about how communities are taking action to ensure that the FAFSA is a springboard, not a barrier, to postsecondary access and success.

Additionally, as they have faced monumental changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, state agencies, local school districts, higher education institutions, and community organizations across the country have quickly pivoted to providing support virtually. In addition to the strategies we have outlined in the case studies below, we have also published a new post on our blog detailing some of the creative and effective approaches we have seen emerge since the start of the outbreak.

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Strategy Spotlight: Cross-Sector Collaboration

Strategy Spotlight: Data

Strategy Spotlight: Equity

Strategy Spotlight: Family Engagement

Strategy Spotlight: Partners