Escambia County FAFSA Challenge

Escambia County students earned an estimated $2,111,035 in Pell Grants in 2019!

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an essential step in preparing for life after high school, or going back to school to pursue a degree or credential. The majority of Escambia County high school seniors who complete the FAFSA qualify for a Pell Grant, one of the largest forms of federal aid available to low-income students for college or career school.

So why are so few filling out the form? And how can we remove those barriers and support students and families in reaching their postsecondary goals?

We started the Escambia County FAFSA Challenge in 2018-2019 to answer these questions. Through the challenge, our partners aimed to help students increase FAFSA completion by 5% points over the previous year. And they succeeded!

Florida College Access Network. More detailed FAFSA completion information for each high school can be found at

FAFSA Questions