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fafsa week of action: Ways to engage
APRIL 15-19, 2024
#FAFSAFASTBREAK
ed.gov/Better-FAFSA
High School Counselors
Carve out 30 minutes during the school day for on-site FAFSA clinics.
Host in-person/virtual workshops that walk students and parents/families through the process.
Share Better FAFSA resources including "How To" Videos, FAFSA Pro-Tips, FAFSA Toolkit for Students & Families via
newsletters, announcements, school TV screens, and across social media.
Call and text students and parents to explain the importance of and steps to submit a FAFSA.
Distribute QR codes to students and parents to schedule time for 1:1 help completing the FAFSA.
Print toolkits, post, and hand out in high traffic areas such as sporting and other school events.
Hold a special assembly for all high school seniors sharing FAFSA resources and deadlines.
Host a FAFSA Night/Weekend.
Superintendents, High School Principals and Other School Leaders
Host in-person and virtual workshops to walk students and parents/families through the process.
Promote district-wide FAFSA Challenges and celebrate the high school that has highest rate and greatest increases
of FAFSA submissions – weekly!
Share Better FAFSA resources including "How To" Videos, FAFSA Pro-Tips, FAFSA Toolkit for Students & Families via
newsletters and across social media.
Distribute QR codes to students and parents to schedule time for 1:1 help completing the FAFSA.
Post progress updates on social media spotlighting which high school is leading the district and which is making the
biggest jump week to week.
Hang toolkits in high traffic areas and hand out at sporting and other school events.
Host a district wide meeting for all high school seniors to share FAFSA resources and deadlines.
Non-profits, Community Organizations, and Philanthropy
Share FAFSA toolkits with afterschool program directors and providers, including tutors and mentors so they can
work 1:1 with students to submit their FAFSA.
Host a FAFSA event afterschool and/or during the weekend.
Organize workshops, webinars, or share information at community events.
Email/send text messages to your membership/email lists.
Amplify the Better FAFSA on social media channels and/or publish a blog post highlighting students who have
completed the form.
Incorporate information on submitting the Better FAFSA during events with students and parents/families, and on
your website.
Elected Officials
Host a statewide or citywide FAFSA submission effort.
Host a city vs. city or state vs. state FAFSA competition (recognizing those with the biggest increases in completion).
Share Better FAFSA resources including "How To" Videos, FAFSA Pro-Tips, FAFSA Toolkit for Students & Families via
newsletters and across social media.
Post state or district FAFSA submission rankings on social media.
Promote FAFSA Nights on social media.
Invite schools and local education organizations to come together to host a FAFSA night or event.
Issue a city-wide or statewide proclamation declaring that April is Financial Aid Month, and/or that April 15-19 is
FAFSA Week of Action.

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US Department of Education FAFSA Week of Action

  • 1. fafsa week of action: Ways to engage APRIL 15-19, 2024 #FAFSAFASTBREAK ed.gov/Better-FAFSA High School Counselors Carve out 30 minutes during the school day for on-site FAFSA clinics. Host in-person/virtual workshops that walk students and parents/families through the process. Share Better FAFSA resources including "How To" Videos, FAFSA Pro-Tips, FAFSA Toolkit for Students & Families via newsletters, announcements, school TV screens, and across social media. Call and text students and parents to explain the importance of and steps to submit a FAFSA. Distribute QR codes to students and parents to schedule time for 1:1 help completing the FAFSA. Print toolkits, post, and hand out in high traffic areas such as sporting and other school events. Hold a special assembly for all high school seniors sharing FAFSA resources and deadlines. Host a FAFSA Night/Weekend. Superintendents, High School Principals and Other School Leaders Host in-person and virtual workshops to walk students and parents/families through the process. Promote district-wide FAFSA Challenges and celebrate the high school that has highest rate and greatest increases of FAFSA submissions – weekly! Share Better FAFSA resources including "How To" Videos, FAFSA Pro-Tips, FAFSA Toolkit for Students & Families via newsletters and across social media. Distribute QR codes to students and parents to schedule time for 1:1 help completing the FAFSA. Post progress updates on social media spotlighting which high school is leading the district and which is making the biggest jump week to week. Hang toolkits in high traffic areas and hand out at sporting and other school events. Host a district wide meeting for all high school seniors to share FAFSA resources and deadlines. Non-profits, Community Organizations, and Philanthropy Share FAFSA toolkits with afterschool program directors and providers, including tutors and mentors so they can work 1:1 with students to submit their FAFSA. Host a FAFSA event afterschool and/or during the weekend. Organize workshops, webinars, or share information at community events. Email/send text messages to your membership/email lists. Amplify the Better FAFSA on social media channels and/or publish a blog post highlighting students who have completed the form. Incorporate information on submitting the Better FAFSA during events with students and parents/families, and on your website. Elected Officials Host a statewide or citywide FAFSA submission effort. Host a city vs. city or state vs. state FAFSA competition (recognizing those with the biggest increases in completion). Share Better FAFSA resources including "How To" Videos, FAFSA Pro-Tips, FAFSA Toolkit for Students & Families via newsletters and across social media. Post state or district FAFSA submission rankings on social media. Promote FAFSA Nights on social media. Invite schools and local education organizations to come together to host a FAFSA night or event. Issue a city-wide or statewide proclamation declaring that April is Financial Aid Month, and/or that April 15-19 is FAFSA Week of Action.