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Oregon saw biggest percent increase in completed financial aid applications
By Andrew Theen
June 2, 2016
Oregon had the largest increase in the nation in the
percentage of high school seniors who completed a Free Application for Federal
Student Aid, a key indicator that more Oregonians are interested in going to
In 2016, Oregon saw an 8.8 percent increase from a year
earlier in the number of students who completed the application. Oregon also
leads the nation in the percent increase in submitted-but-incomplete
applications, according to an analysis from the National College Access
Despite those increases, Oregon still falls below the
national average for the percent of high school seniors completing a FAFSA.
According to Bellwether Education Partners' annual analysis, 39.6 percent of
U.S. high school seniors finish their financial aid applications. Oregon's
completion rate is 39.1 percent.
Students must fill out the complex application to determine
eligibility for state and federal grants and loans.