Various years after Louisiana became the first state to demand public high school students to complete the free request for federal school aid before graduating, a dozen other states have implemented or are considering similar measures .

Legislators in Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Nebraska, New York and South Carolina are this session that analyze the potential policies that would require students from public high school to complete the request for federal aid or deliberately exclude yourself of the mandate. Defenders of such policies believe that they help show students that the university can be affordable and that barriers to access higher education may not be as formidable as they thought.

Legislators Consult the FAFSA mandates as "ACTABLE FRUITS and low pendant," said Sunny Deye, Director of the Postsecondary Education Program at the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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    "It has been a slow drip" of the states that warm to the idea, Deye said. "They invest both in their financial aid programs, and want to make sure that students eligible in their state receive help."

    In total, the public class of 2021 high school left an estimate of $ 3.75 billion in Grants de Pell on the table, according to a recent report from the National University Achievement Network. Between 2017 and 2021, the estimated amount of unclaimed PELL subsidy dollars increased by 60 percent.

    The number of high school students who complete the FAFSA is decreasing throughout the country. In 2021, 54 percent of high school graduates completed the aid form, compared to 61 percent in 2017, the NCAN report showed. googleg.cmd.push (function () googleg.display ("dfp-ad-article_in_article"););

    Meanwhile, the FAFSA ending fee in Louisiana has increased, thanks to the State Graduation requirement, said Peter Granville, a senior policy associate to the Foundation of the FAFSA. In its first year, FAFSA completion rates among 12th grade students increased by 10 percentage points. (This paragraph has been updated to clarify the increase in the Louisiana FAFSA completion rate).

    "Under the politics of Louisiana, the poor students finally completed the FAFSA at the same rhythm as the richest students," Granville said. "One of the most important trends in the completion of FAFSA above all is that students who need help paying university are less likely to apply than those who do not need help. But under Louisiana's politics, that gap vanished inside Of a noticeably short time. "

    EN 2021, Louisiana had the second finalization rate of the highest FAFSA in the country, behind Tennessee, 68 percent.

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    The most popular FAFSA mandate models require That students complete the Federal Aid Form before graduating from high school or requiring students or parents must present an exemption that clearly shows that they have decreased to request aid.

    That is the model that the Indiana Legislature is working in this session. This is the fourth time that the Legislature is considering a bill on FAFSA requirements, said Josh Garrison, associated commissioner in the Higher Education Commission of Indiana. The above iterations of the bill failed for a variety of reasons, but it expects the generous exclusion exclusion clause to help the bill.

    "This is not really something I can expect another year," Garrison said. "We are seeing the registration of December

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