FAFSA COMPLETION

Research studies have found a positive link between submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and college enrollment. With nearly six out of 10 DPS students qualifying for free or reduced price lunch, a federal government proxy for poverty, it is assumed that many students could benefit from completing the FAFSA.

DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS FAFSA COMPLETION TREND

The percent of DPS seniors who successfully submit a completed FAFSA form.

Note: CDHE methodology updated in 2019

  • DPS Graduating Class, 2017 88% 88%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2016 87% 87%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2015 87% 87%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2014 89% 89%

COLORADO FAFSA COMPLETION TREND

The percent of Colorado seniors who successfully submit a completed FAFSA form.

Note: CDHE methodology updated 2019

  • Colorado Graduating Class, 2017 84% 84%
  • Colorado Graduating Class, 2016 88% 88%
  • Colorado Graduating Class, 2015 82% 82%
  • Colorado Graduating Class, 2014 83% 83%