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2016 FAFSA Completion Rates By State

(Note: This post is an updated version of my 2015 piece on the same topic. The data are new for 2016.)

Tomorrow is College Signing Day, a day to celebrate students and their commitment to complete their education beyond high school.

In anticipation of the day’s events, I pulled the latest state-level data on Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion rates. See the table below for the full results. The numbers are mostly bad news: FAFSA completion rates are down a bit nationally, and only five states have seen increases this year. Continue reading