High School Counselors, please note that HELP Grant supporting documents (grades, ACT Scores, and HELP curriculum certification) are not due until April 30. Only the student’s Mississippi Aid Application (MAAPP) is due March 31 for HELP Grant eligibility.
Generate Reports to Support FAFSA and State Aid Application Completion
Why Generate Reports
- Students who complete a FAFSA are more likely to enroll in college, because the FAFSA provides access to thousands of dollars in federal grants, loans, and even work study. Do you know if your graduating seniors have completed the FAFSA? Find out by generating a Completion Status Report. The report shows which students have submitted the FAFSA, when the FAFSA was submitted, whether the submitted FAFSA was complete or incomplete, and whether the student has been selected for verification. NOTE: A student’s FAFSA may be considered Incomplete by Federal Student Aid for many reasons. The Student Aid Report (SAR) will list the reason(s) the FAFSA was considered Incomplete, which may range from missing signatures to incomplete, mismatched, or missing demographic information. For additional guidance on Incomplete FAFSAs and how to resolve the problem, see the FAFSA Reject Guide.
- The Mississippi HELP Grant pays full tuition and fees for students who complete the state aid application and qualify. That’s a value of about $8,000 at public university or about $3,000 at a community college. Do you know if your graduating seniors have completed the state aid application? Find out by generating a Completion Status Report. Shows which students have applied for state aid, when applications were received, and what documents, if any, are missing.
How to Generate Reports
Counselors can generate reports containing state aid application and FAFSA completion data for individual students at their high school. In MAAPP select “Reports”. Data is reported in an easy-to-use Excel format. Data is also continuously updated, so counselors are encouraged to generate reports as often as necessary.
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