PA FAFSA Go!
PA FAFSA Go! is a cross-collaborative campaign to bring together professionals who are supporting high school seniors and postsecondary students in completing their first FAFSA or their renewal FAFSA for 2023-24.
The high school class of 2021 left an estimated $3.75 billion in Pell grants on the table by not completing the FAFSA1 – these are dollars that students do not have to repay. In order to apply and qualify for a Pennsylvania State Grant, learners must have their FAFSA on file as well.
PA Department of Education (PDE) teamed up with the Governor's office, along with PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), PA Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA), PA Association of College Admission Counselors (PACAC) and PA School Counselors Association (PSCA), to create a PA FAFSA Go! campaign – we want students to go out and complete their 2023-24 FAFSA as soon as it becomes available on October 1, 2022.
The PA FAFSA Go! partners are committed to providing support for FAFSA completion events, directing students to resources at their high school or postsecondary institution, providing a toolkit of resources for schools, students, and their families, and overall, ensuring that our Pennsylvania learners are not missing any of the free dollars for which they qualify.
We also invite you to prioritize FAFSA completion and become a FOCUS on FAFSA Partner. Your commitment will provide you with additional contacts and information to ensure our Pennsylvania learners do not leave free money on the table.
Certify your commitment
November 2022 FAFSA Completion Training (courtesy of Philly College Prep Roundtable) (YouTube)
Questions - contact RA-EDPAFAFSAGO@pa.gov
1NCAN Report: $3.75 Billion in Pell Grants Goes Unclaimed for High School Class of 2021 - National College Attainment Network