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World View High School starts its FAFSA Completion efforts by educating students about college costs and the options they have for paying for a higher education.

The school also offers college and career readiness courses, where students learn about the various types of financial aid and grants. Staff set up students to apply for financial aid as soon as the application becomes available. Students receive detailed instructions for what to expect and are given the opportunity to ask questions prior to completing the application.

The school’s college advising and counseling team invites both students and parents to attend financial aid workshops, where they can get assistance completing the application.

Tamia, who will receive the FAFSA Challenge scholarship, is a high-performing student with ambitious goals. Her biggest goal is to become the first member of her family to graduate from college. She draws inspiration from her mother and her 3-year-old brother, who she works hard to be a role model for.

Tamia has a passion for the arts and literature, and in her spare time enjoys going on picnics, to museums, and trying new things. She credits her success to her teachers at World View High School, and she hopes to inspire future students as a teacher for the New York City Department of Education. She plans to attend CUNY Hunter College.

The school won the Challenge for having the greatest improvement among high schools with more than 100 seniors in New York City.

The Challenge was part of The New York FAFSA Completion Project, a statewide campaign launched by Ed Trust–NY to encourage public high schools to increase the proportion of eligible low-income students who complete the FAFSA.

Explore data for each high school in the state, read more about FAFSA completion strategies being used at New York schools, and find additional resources at NYFAFSAChallenge.org.