Adding emphasis to the importance of high school students completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), Governor Kay Ivey recently declared October to be FAFSA Completion Month. This designation comes on the heels of a new state law that will make FAFSA completion a graduation requirement for Alabama high school students in the upcoming school year – a move which could be an instrumental step in helping the state break through some of the most burdensome barriers to greater prosperity.
FAFSA is the largest source of financial aid for students pursuing postsecondary education, as well as a key component to career and workforce readiness — an issue aligned with the Bold Goals Coalition’s commitment to having 90% of Central Alabama high school seniors college and career ready by 2025.
In an effort to increase FAFSA enrollment and awareness, the Bold Goals FAFSA Action Network, in partnership with Alabama Possible and its statewide Cash for College campaign, aims to assist students and families with FAFSA completion, as well as provide regional support to schools in Central Alabama to ensure that more students are given equitable access to post-secondary education.
The Bold Goals Coalition is 200 organizations solving big community problems by aligning partners, resources and agendas.