Gov. Whitmer Launches Campaign to Get Students to Fill Out FAFSA

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is launching a campaign to get more students to fill out college aid information.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly referred to as FAFSA, is for current and future college students.

It helps determine how much financial aid students can qualify for.

The governor’s office says the completion rate was down this year to 55.9%.

The FAFSA Challenge will use incentives for students, social media shout outs, and a chance to meet the governor to try boosting that number.

The state says nearly 25,000 eligible Michigan students did not fill out the form last year, leaving almost $100 million in Pell grants untouched.