Houston FAFSA Day results in: Large increase in applications for financial aid

The recently held Houston FAFSA Day, a partnership between HISD, Spring Branch ISD, the city of Houston and other local organizations, was a huge success and district administrators have the data to prove it. Early numbers from the Department of Education show an increase of more than 159 percent in the number of seniors who completed FAFSA applications.

The number of applications increased from 618 in 2013 to 1601 in 2014, mainly due to the efforts of a city-wide partnership during the first Houston FAFSA Day. The event opened the doors of all HISD High School to host parents, students and family members who were interested in completing the federal aid application. It took place for the first time on February 20 from 6-8 p.m.

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