Sarasota County Schools Earn FAFSA Awards

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SRQ DAILY MONDAY BUSINESS EDITION MONDAY APR 24, 2017

The Talent4Tomorrow Partnership has announced that Sarasota County Schools has won the top award for FAFSA completion rate amongst large school districts in the state of Florida. The award is presented based on results of the 2017 Florida FAFSA Challenge, a campaign to increase the proportion of high school seniors completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Through focused community efforts, many having been led by Talent4Tomorrow partners, 45.5% of Sarasota County high school seniors have competed the FAFSA. This is a 9.1% increase over the previous application year, which equates to an estimated additional $513,180 in Pell grants awarded to Sarasota County students. As a result, the Florida College Access Network (Florida CAN) has named Sarasota County Schools MVP for Large School District for having the highest FAFSA completion rate through March 31, 2017 and Riverview High School as Biggest Boost for Large Schools for having the largest week-to-week change in percentage of students completing the FAFS, as well as naming the following organizations “All-Stars” for achieving an increase of FAFSA completion by at least 5% over the last year: Sarasota County School district,  Suncoast Polytechnical High School,   Sarasota Military Academy,  Booker High School, Venice Senior High School,  Sarasota High School, North Port High School and Riverview High School.

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