First Lady, Education Secretary Promote FAFSA Completion

​First lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged families and college-bound students to “fill out the form” during a FAFSA Completion workshop at a Virginia high school last week.

The first lady’s visit to T.C. Williams High School was the latest event in her initiative to promote college access and success. The high school has set a goal of having all seniors complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Mrs. Obama noted that “filling out the FAFSA form is one of the first and most important steps you can take in that journey” to college.

The first lady cited several resources to help families complete and submit the FAFSA. Among them, Get Schooled, a USA Funds® grant recipient, will launch a FAFSA awareness campaign this month. The campaign will feature brief video messages from the first lady.

Additional FAFSA completion resources include College Goal Sunday® programs in 34 states and the District of Columbia and CollegeUp.orgTM. USA Funds is national administrator of College Goal Sunday and sponsors CollegeUp.org.