Arizona FAF$A Challenge

OCT 2018 Newsletter

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Are You Ready for the Challenge?

The Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education along with its partners are excited to announce that the statewide FAFSA completion dashboard and website is now available at ! The Arizona FAF$A Challenge is a statewide initiative to increase FAFSA completions among Arizona high school seniors while promoting friendly competition. The goal of the challenge is to increase the FAFSA completion rate to at least 50% for the current 2018-2019 school year and then gradually increasing the rate to 78% by the year 2030. For the 2017-2018 school year, Arizona had a high school senior FAFSA completion rate of 43% which is well below the 60.9% national average. Our goal is to increase this rate so to that Arizona can be a leader among high school senior FAFSA Completions!

FAFSA Completion Dashboard

Want to know your high school's FAFSA completion rate? Check out the FAFSA completion dashboard on The dashboard contains the FAFSA completion rates for over 400 public high schools throughout Arizona with a senior class. Users can also view and compare rates by county, high school district, and charter holder.

The 2019-2020 FAFSA completion rates will be updated on the dashboard in mid to late October 2018!


In order to reach our 50% FAFSA completion rate goal this year we have created three statewide challenges to promote friendly competition among Arizona high schools.

1. MVP - Highest FAFSA completion rate from OCT 1, 2018- March 31, 2019

2.Most Improved FAFSA completion rate compared to last year - OCT 1, 2018- March 31, 2019

3. Most Innovative Player - Monthly award for OCT, NOV, DEC, JAN and FEB

Nominate your high school at:

OCT 2018 nominations are NOW being accepted - Nominate your school today!

Customized trophies, laptops, certificates, and gift cards will be awarded!

Visit to learn more!

Challenge FAQ's

Click HERE to access the FAF$A Challenge FAQ's