Hawai‘i P-20 coordinates outreach efforts to raise awareness about the affordability of college and encourage more students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). P-20 is working with Federal Student Aid to provide student level data to public and private high schools statewide so they can identify students that have or have not completed the application. In addition, Hawai‘i P-20 coordinates a statewide Cash for College Challenge for fifteen GEAR UP schools supported by the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation. Schools with the top FAFSA completion rates as well as the greatest increase in FAFSA completions from the previous year were awarded cash prizes that could be used to support senior class activities such as high school graduation, prom, and end-of-year events.
- Financial Aid Toolkit for High School Counselors
- Helping Students and Families Submit and Complete the FAFSA in Hawai‘i —Barriers, Solutions and Helpful Resources, September 2017—Study conducted by Education Northwest to be used as a resource for Hawai‘i educators as they support seniors with submitting and completing the FAFSA.
- Not sure you can afford college? Fill out the FAFSA, Island Voices, Star Advertiser, March 19, 2018