Fewer high school seniors in Wisconsin are applying for federal student aid for college | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) The pandemic has impacted many things and now some worry a college education might be the next casualty. Fewer students are applying for federal student aid and experts want to change that.High school seniors preparing for college use the FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid form to apply for financial aid. But this year the head of Achieve Brown County says FAFSA completion rates are down 10 percent and that has him worried.
“Our high school students have been through a lot this last year,” said Jennifer Jones.
Jones is the vice chancellor for enrollment at UW-Green Bay and on the FAFSA team.
“Ask for help. We have offices at all of these institutions just ready and waiting for somebody to come and say I need help finishing this little task, so I can take that next step towards enrollment,” Jones said.