College and Career Readiness
FAFSA Tools Released in Edwin
On November 22nd , the Commonwealth released two FAFSA reports for districts and high schools in Edwin Analytics: FAFSA Completion Report Summary (CR307) and FAFSA Completion Report Detail (CR607).
As you know, financial barriers to education are one of the leading factors of lower college attendance for many first generation and economically disadvantaged students. Access to financial aid is critical to help mitigate this. To apply for federal and state financial student aid, such as Pell Grant grants, Work Study, and educational loans, students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. Completing and submitting the FAFSA form is free and easier than ever, and it gives access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for postsecondary education.
The Massachusetts Departments of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Higher Education, in partnership with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education, have developed reports that allows schools and districts to monitor the status of student submission and completion of FAFSA. School counselors and other educators can use this alongside other college and career readiness resources to support students in the college application process.
The reports are compiled from FAFSA data from the US Department of Education via the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education matched to data submitted by districts , such as Student Information Management System (SIMS) and other sources.
The date the FAFSA data was updated is noted on both reports. Matching techniques have been applied to current high school student records to maximize identification of students. For school year 2019-20, the reports now include demographic information and date of FAFSA acceptance to help set goals and improve equitable outcomes.
To access this report, please log in to Edwin Analytics. Or go to the FAFSA tool info sheet for more information.
Last Updated: November 22, 2019