FAFSA Completion Initiative

The FAFSA Completion Initiative enables HESC to share specific, limited information regarding FAFSA and TAP form completions with high schools and school districts across New York, providing customized reports critical for measuring students' progress in completing these forms. 

By tracking overall completion rates and identifying those students most in need, the program can be a vital tool to help schools more effectively target support and resources for students who require additional help, ensuring that students have the necessary assistance to complete these vital financial aid applications.

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Submit Agreement

Submit Agreement: Complete, sign and submit a Data Access and Security Agreement. If you have questions when completing the Agreement, email [email protected].

Sign and Submit Designation Form: Complete, sign and submit a Chief Authorizing Official (CAO) Designation Form. You will receive an email from HESC containing the CAO Designation Form once HESC is in receipt of your signed Data Access Security Agreement.

Wait for Instructions: A CAO account will be established for you and instructions will be emailed on how to grant other employees in your high school or district access to filing status information.

NYC School Districts: Contact the NYC Dept. of Ed. to Register; Kristen S. Harris Executive Director, College & Career Planning

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