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What is FAFSA Now Pilot?

Encouraging Louisiana high school seniors to complete the FAFSA by February 1!

The FAFSA Now Pilot campaign urges high school seniors to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1 each year. The FAFSA is the application for federal aid such as the Pell Grant, Work Study and Federal Student Loans. The FAFSA is also the application for state aid such as the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), and the Louisiana GO Grant. In addition, many institutions also use information from the FAFSA when deciding which students receive scholarships, also known as institutional aid. Some national scholarships also require completion of the FAFSA.

The FAFSA Now Pilot initiative will use text messaging and social media outlets (@LOSFA: Twitter and Facebook; @LOSFA001: Instagram) to get the word out to students about the importance of completing the FAFSA. 

Click the button on the right to view FAFSA Now campaign results

To view a list of high schools that participated in the FAFSA Now Pilot and their completion rate, view the list below.

West St. John Rams

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  • Participating Schools
    High School NameDistrictPercentage Check
    SICILY ISLAND HIGH SCHOOLCatahoula Parish100%
    WEST ST. JOHN HIGH SCHOOLSt. John the Baptist Parish100%
    CONVERSE HIGH SCHOOLSabine Parish94.59%
    FLORIEN HIGH SCHOOLSabine Parish90.41%
    EBARB SCHOOLSabine Parish84.00%
    JEWEL M. SUMNER HIGH SCHOOLTangipahoa Parish83.70%
    ZWOLLE HIGH SCHOOLSabine Parish83.33%
    LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOLEast Baton Rouge Parish79.22%
    CARROLL HIGH SCHOOLCity of Monroe School District78.03%
    EAST FELICIANA HIGH SCHOOLEast Feliciana Parish76.92%
    NEGREET HIGH SCHOOLSabine Parish76.00%
    EDNA KARR HIGH SCHOOLInspire NOLA Charter Schools75.57%
    LINCOLN PREPARATORY SCHOOLLincoln Preparatory School75.00%
    SCOTLANDVILLE MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL East Baton Rouge Parish72.93%
    RED RIVER HIGH SCHOOLRed River Parish71.01%
    WOSSMAN HIGH SCHOOLCity of Monroe School District70.07%
    JEANERETTE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLIberia Parish67.86%
    INDEPENDENCE HIGH MAGNET SCHOOLTangipahoa Parish66.15%
    NEVILLE HIGH SCHOOLCity of Monroe School District66.03%
    LAGRANGE HIGH SCHOOLCalcasieu Parish65.48%
    MCKINLEY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLEast Baton Rouge Parish64.46%
    MANY HIGH SCHOOLSabine Parish63.75%
    BASTROP HIGH SCHOOLMorehouse Parish62.38%
    EAST ST. JOHN HIGH SCHOOLSt. John the Baptist Parish61.73%
    NORTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOLSt. Landry Parish60.00%
    MADISON HIGH SCHOOLMadison Parish59.42%
    PLEASANT HILL HIGH SCHOOLSabine Parish58.33%
    WASHINGTON/MARION MAGNET HIGH SCHOOLCalcasieu Parish58.27%
    ISTROUMA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLEast Baton Rouge Parish57.47%
    NEW IBERIA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLIberia Parish56.31%
    GLEN OAKS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLEast Baton Rouge Parish55.77%
    BROADMOOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLEast Baton Rouge Parish55.60%

To participate in the FAFSA Now Pilot, register your school below.

Click on the button below for a full step-by-step guide on completing the FAFSA.

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See where Louisiana ranks in FAFSA Completion

High School students across the state of Louisiana compete in a friendly competition to get the most FAFSA applications completed.

Click the button below to see where your school ranks in competitions.Click the button below to track where Louisiana ranks in competitions.Click the button below to track early completing schools.

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) Partnership

Louisiana has created a policy and increased awareness about the importance of applying for financial aid to further postsecondary education. In December of 2015 the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approved a policy regarding postsecondary planning for graduating public high school seniors.  This policy was created after realizing 65 percent of the nation’s jobs will require postsecondary education by the end of 2020. While Louisiana has made great progress, there still remain gaps in access to and completing college by socio-economic status, even amongst higher-achieving economically disadvantaged students. Some students who are eligible for aid still fail to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA submission rates can be raised by providing education and personal assistance to students.

Click the button below to learn more about the initiatives that the Louisiana Department of Education is implementing toward the FAFSA.

Media Mentions

Louisiana high school seniors encouraged to complete the FAFSA by Feb. 1.

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Louisiana Office of Student Financial Aid encourages families to apply early for the FAFSA; applications now being accepted.

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Photo credit: BR Proud/Fox44/ Gerron Jordan

Louisiana high school seniors encouraged to complete FAFSA by Feb. 1. Click the button below to read more.

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Photo credit: WAFB/ Carmen Poe

Help us promote the FAFSA Now Pilot Campaign

To be a part of this initiative, you can help spread the word about the importance of completing the FAFSA Now by downloading our press kit which has everything you need to be an active part of the FAFSA NOW Pilot campaign. The logos, graphic templates, and social media posts are laid out for you to use; so get involved now! Remember to tag us in your social media posts (@LOSFA: Twitter and Facebook; @LOSFA001: Instagram).

Click the button below to download our press kit.

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