Arizona FAFSA Challenge


The Arizona FAFSA Challenge is a statewide initiative designed to increase FAFSA completions in our state. 

The Arizona FAFSA Challenge highlights the exceptional efforts that schools are making to encourage their seniors to complete this critical form. The significance of FAFSA completion directly impacts a student’s access to higher education opportunities. Those who complete the FAFSA are more likely to enroll in college, persist in their coursework, and successfully obtain a degree.

As part of the Arizona FAFSA Challenge, the Arizona Board of Regents plans to host FAFSA informational webinars for school leaders this fall. Sign up for the FAFSA Challenge to receive information, resources and access to these webinars to help high school seniors complete the FAFSA.

The 2023-24 FAFSA Challenge run from December 31-April 12.

Arizona FAFSA challenge

Arizona FAFSA completion goal

  • Achieve a 50% FAFSA completion rate for the Arizona high school class of 2024.
  • Challenge each Arizona high school to increase its FAFSA completion rate by 5 percent compared to last year.


FAFSA trainings are completely free and tailored for high school counselors, college and career specialists, educators, and college access professionals. Gain the essential skills and knowledge required to skillfully guide students and families through the FAFSA process, ensuring their access to helpful financial aid resources.

This will be the last webinar for the fall 2023 semesters- stay tuned for additional webinars scheduled in Spring 2024.

Arizona FAFSA Challenge: 2024-25 School Year

Dec. 19th, 2023. 10a.m. in Arizona.

Join our upcoming webinar designed exclusively for high schools and districts interested in the 2023-24 Arizona FAFSA Challenge.

For more info and to register click Here

Preparing for the better FAFSA form

September 7, 2023

Before The FAFSA

October 26, 2023

FAFSA 101: Form overview and pell eligibility

November 2, 2023

FAFSA 201: After the FAFSA

November 9, 2023

Arizona College connect: New FAFSA Database Enhancements and Updates

November 16, 2023
  • FSA ID Creation Resource. Download
  • Pell Look-up Tables. Download
  • FAFSA Simplification Fact Sheet. Download
  • A Practitioner’s Guide to Reporting Assets on the FAFSA. Download
  • 2024-25 FAFSA Prototype URL. Visit
  • Federal Student Aid Estimator. Visit
  • Is My Parent a Contributor When I fill Out My FAFSA Form? Visit

Awards and recognition

To commend and highlight the efforts of high schools involved, the Arizona FAFSA Challenge recognizes and honors schools each year at the conclusion of the FAFSA season. These accolades celebrate their exceptional contributions as leaders in FAFSA completion, both in terms of their overall performance and year-over-year progress. Through this recognition, the program encourages a healthy spirit of competition among educational institutions, fostering an environment where students receive the necessary support and guidance to confidently pursue their higher education dreams.

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