IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: LOUISIANA FAFSA SUBMISSION RATE SURPASSES NATIONAL AVERAGE

Jul 19, 2017

Louisiana Ranked Among Top 15 States in Nation for Growth

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Sixty-five percent of public high school seniors in Louisiana submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the July 1 priority deadline, surpassing the state's all-time high and the national average. Louisiana is ranked among theTop 15states for growth.

Following the Louisiana Department of Education's announcement that a record number of students had submitted the federal form, the National College Access Network (NCAN) published the national submission rate and a rank of all states by percent growth since last year.The national average was 61 percent by June 30, according to NCAN, and Louisiana was ranked No. 14 for growth in submissions since last year.

Rank

State

Total FAFSAs Complete June 30, 2017

Total FAFSAs Complete June 30, 2016

Percent Change

 

Nationwide*

2128524

1949048

9.21%

1

UT

16927

12773

32.52%

2

WY

3207

2621

22.36%

3

FL

106848

89426

19.48%

4

NV

14777

12513

18.09%

5

ID

10754

9119

17.93%

6

AZ

36444

31192

16.84%

7

TX

185966

159831

16.35%

8

OK

22552

19444

15.98%

9

AL

28538

24938

14.44%

10

CO

32073

28121

14.05%

11

GA

65547

58203

12.62%

12

NM

11290

10031

12.55%

13

NE

14335

12794

12.04%

14

LA

30202

27035

11.71%

15

AK

3623

3247

11.58%

NCAN reported 30,202 students in Louisiana submitted the FAFSA by June 30, 2017, a nearly 12 percent increase from the previous year. NCAN combined both private and public school students in its count, while the Department announced data for only public school students.

To read the NCAN report, click here.

To learn more about Financial Aid, click here.

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