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Fill out the FAFSA—find money for college!

Students at computersHigh school seniors should begin the process of applying for financial aid for college. The first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application determines eligibility for grants and loans, and is used by colleges across the country to develop each student’s financial aid package.

MPS has College and Career Centers in 20 high schools to help students fill out the FAFSA, explore colleges, write essays, and complete college applications. Virtual access varies by school. MPS students can contact any College & Career Center to get the help they need from a college and career advisor. For more information about College & Career Center locations, hours, and services, visit the MPS College & Career Centers page.

College Goal Wisconsin is offering free virtual sessions so students can receive information and assistance completing the FAFSA. Register at to sign up for one of the dates listed below.

College Goal WI Dates

October 7
October 14
October 21
October 28
November 4
November 11

FAFSA for the 2020–21 school year opened on October 1, and more money is sometimes available to early applicants. Students who wish to fill out the FAFSA should visit Applicants are cautioned to use only this website and to avoid any websites that charge a fee.



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Shahree Douglas, Director Communications & Outreach

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Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • Ninety percent of 2019-20 budget dollars go directly to classrooms;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86.2 million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state and nation's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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