A growing number of Indianapolis Public Schools seniors are taking steps toward a bright future in college, and we couldn’t be more proud of them! All the high schools in the metro area engaged in a friendly competition this year to see who had the highest increase in senior students completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts & Humanities and Northwest High School finished in the top three of this year’s competition. Broad Ripple’s FAFSA completion rate raised nearly 9%, while Northwest’s seniors completed almost 6% more applications than they did in 2013. Prizes for our outstanding schools will be announced in the fall.

Don’t forget, the FAFSA is an important part of the college preparation process; completing this application determines your eligibility for aid including federal student loans, Pell grants, and federal work-study programs. The U.S. Department of Education begins accepting FAFSA forms January 1st – we know plenty of IPS seniors will be filling them out next year!