To be eligible to win the $500 Innovative Grant for the best FAFSA completion strategy, please share your school’s innovative strategy for boosting FAFSA completion rates by completing this Innovation Grant Submission form. The deadline to submit your school’s strategy is April 30, 2021 5pm ET.
The following criteria will be used by a committee to determine the winner for most innovative FAFSA completion strategy. For a printable PDF of the criteria, click here.
|Innovative||Strategy is innovative — either trying something new that hasn’t been done before and/or doing something old in a new and more effective way.|
|Student and Family Centered||Strategy is designed empathetically with students and families at the center based on what students and families say they need.|
|Data Driven||Strategy uses available quantitative and qualitative data to set goals, drive decisions, plan, and implement services leading to results.|
|Collective Impact||Strategy actively includes community and/or statewide partners collaborating to shape the strategy and share information/resources to achieve a common goal.|
|Equity||Strategy ensures that every student and family has the support they need to be successful–and seeks out partners to provide this support when needed.|