myFutureNC and partners will announce the NC First in FAFSA Challenge 2020-21 district and school winners for FAFSA completion and growth as soon as the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) finalizes high school graduation data for the 2020-21 academic year (anticipated late fall).  Preliminary FAFSA completion data currently presented in the 2021  FAFSA Tracker includes the high school senior counts from NCDPI’s Principal Monthly Report (PMR) Enrollment for Month 2. 

Thank you for your patience as the state is experiencing a delay in finalizing these graduation counts. We are thrilled to recognize and celebrate your hard work increasing the FAFSA completion rates in your community. 

Look out for Innovation Grant recipients as early as the beginning of the academic year!


2022 First In FAFSA Challenge

All North Carolina public high schools will be enrolled in the 2022 Challenge to promote FAFSA completion and the chance to win $500 for their school! The 2022 Challenge will run January 1 – March 31. More details will be announced early November. 

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