Monthly Archives: January 2016

FAFSA Trouble

From Inside Higher Ed

Several changes have been made to the application process for federal financial aid in recent months, with none bigger than the move from a four-digit PIN to a more secure log-in ID and Password to access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The move has been met with critics who say the change has sacrificed ease of use for security, which has negatively impacted low-income students.

Some complaints of the new system ….

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Seeding Success joins Strive Together’s first Impact and Improvement Network

StriveTogether has developed a variety of tools and techniques to support Cradle to Career Network members as they work to change their local education systems and improve results for students. We’ve seen communities achieve results more quickly when they have a chance to work together and learn from each other. Now, based on common challenges shared by our Cradle to Career Network members, lessons learned from last year’s Project FAFSA and ….

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Seeding Success partners with local high schools for FAFSA completion campaign

Seeding Success is teaming up with six local schools to provide hands on assistance to help increase the number of students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Seeding Success data analysts will work alongside school counselors, principals and teachers to help identify graduating students who may need assistance starting or completing the FAFSA forms.

Analysts will meet with the schools once a week to help map out an action plan, and to help guide students though the application ….

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2016 FAFSAMemphis Kickoff Event!

Carver High School students helped kick off the 2016 FAFSAMemphis campaign yesterday, January 7, in a crowded auditorium complete with cheerleaders, the school color guard, and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.

The event, put together by Memphis Talent Dividend, an initiative of Leadership Memphis, was the official launch of a county-wide effort to increase FAFSA completion among high school graduates.

The FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation and determines all ….

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