The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a key to unlocking access to higher education for students from lower-income households.
Nationwide, 100,000 fewer high school seniors completed the FAFSA this past fall compared to last year, according to the National College Attainment Network.
A Hechinger Report analysis of Census Bureau data found that families with annual income below $75,000 are about three times as likely to say they canceled all plans to take college classes in fall compared to families with income above $100,000.
M-cubed — a groundbreaking partnership connecting Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee Area Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee — has driven higher FAFSA completion in recent years and will continue to work tirelessly to promote this critical step in the college process.
We invite you to attend this event to learn about M-cubed strategies to combat the decline — and how you can support students accessing higher education.
M-cubed partner strategies include:
- In-person FAFSA support April 12-23 at MPS high schools
- Virtual support every day at MPS College & Career Centers
- MATC Live! Financial Aid sessions
- Paid MPS, MATC and UW System advertising to promote FAFSA