Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Initiative

The Ohio Department of Education (ODHE) is pleased be able to share with school districts specific, limited information about the students that have completed the FAFSA form. We have partnered with the Management Council of the Ohio Education Computer Network (MCOECN) to provide data through a secure web portal at

Superintendents of public districts and community schools received information on accessing their student data. A required electronic data sharing agreement is available on the portal. Access to student data will be available within 5 minutes after submitting the agreement. You will receive an email confirmation. Updates to student data occur every day at 7:00 am.

Because the timely completion of a FAFSA form is an essential step for many families in obtaining financial aid to pursue a postsecondary education, the FAFSA Completion Initiative will enable school and district partners to identify those students who have not filed a FAFSA form and better target counseling, filing help and other resources to those students. These efforts can promote college access and success by ensuring that students, particularly those with a low family income, have access to financial aid to fund their education.

Jill Dannemiller
Director, Data Management and Analysis
Ohio Department of Higher Education

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