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Guide to a Successful FAFSA Day
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Pre-College and Career Readiness for Students and Families
A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education
In Mississippi, the ten-year time horizon brings Goal 2025 into sharp focus – a policy brief from Lumina Foundation
The need to increase higher education attainment – the percentage of the population that holds a two-year or four-year college degree or other high-quality postsecondary credential – is well understood in Mississippi. As in other states, the economy of Mississippi is increasingly reliant on skills and knowledge that can only be obtained through postsecondary education. More than ever, the state’s residents need those college-level skills and knowledge to realize their own dreams and aspirations.
The most recent Census data (2013) show that 30.5 percent of the state’s 1.5 million working-age adults (those between the ages of 25 and 64) hold a two- or four-year college degree. The state’s rate of higher education attainment is below the national rate of 40 percent. Clearly, much more needs to be done for the state to meet the national goal of 60 percent.
Can Applying to More Colleges Increase Enrollment Rates?
College Board Advocacy & Policy Center Research Brief Summary notes
Summary of changes:
Earlier, Easier Process for Federal Financial Aid: Beginning on October 1, 2016, students can apply for financial aid a few months after they and their parents file their 2015 tax returns with reliable information retrieved electronically from the IRS, rather than waiting until the next year’s tax season to finalize their FAFSAs and to learn about their financial aid. Giving students and families the ability to submit their FAFSAs earlier and to use earlier income data, commonly referred to as “prior-prior” year, will have several important benefits:
College Signing Day
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