Inland Empire regional leaders and practitioners are urging Inland Empire high schools to reach 90% FAFSA/CADAA completion by 2026.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion and the California Dream Act Application are one of the strongest predictors of postsecondary enrollment, which is key to boosting the Inland Empire’s educational and economic mobility. GIA’s Financial Aid Action Network Team (ANT) proposed an ambitious achievement goal for the region – 90% FAFSA completion by all high school seniors by 2026. This means we need to reach a minimum of 5,000 additional students every year! Learn More about the 90% Regional FAFSA Completion Goal.
The graph below tracks regional progress (updated bi-weekly) toward the 90% achievement goal.
FAFSA Applications in the Inland Empire
California Student Aid Commission Dashboard
Note: To access Inland Empire data, be sure to select San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and un-select all other counties from the drop-down on the top right side of the dashboard.