A Statewide Collaboration


Fall 2016 marked the first time the FAFSA was available starting October 1. The revised FAFSA timeline, as well as new rules allowing filers to use prior tax information, have provided an opportunity for a strong, collaborative push across Tennessee to empower as many students as possible to access funds they need to attend postsecondary institutions.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, the Tennessee Department of Education, tnAchieves, Southwest Tennessee Development District’s Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) and the Ayers Foundation have collaborated to create a campaign to increase statewide FAFSA filing rates called TN FAFSA Frenzy.

Information on TN FAFSA Frenzy Day 

TN FAFSA Filing Rates By High School

The FAFSA submission data by high school was pulled from the US Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid Office and the Tennessee Department of Education’s 12th grade enrollment file. Each FAFSA submission rate was calculated by dividing the number of FAFSA submissions by the number of 12th grade students enrolled in the high school. FAFSA submission for the class of 2016 is indicated in blue. FAFSA submission rates for the class of 2017 will be updated every two weeks and will be indicated by a green bar.  *As of May 11, 2017, these submission rates reflect a new methodology that includes some 19-year-old high school students.

FAFSA Submission Rate - Class of 2017 (as of April 28th, 2017)