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Money is available for college—fill out the FAFSA!

Students at desk High school seniors dreaming of college or career school should fill out the FAFSA to find money available to pay for school. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, is the first step on the road to college. This application determines eligibility for grants and loans and is used by colleges across the country to develop each student’s financial aid package.

Rayona Howled is a graduate of MPS South Division High School who is currently attending Alverno College. She says that filling out the FAFSA made it possible for her to pay for her education. “My counselors pushed me to apply because it’s so important. Filling it out isn’t difficult if you take your time,” she said. “There’s no way I could pay for college if not for FAFSA. FAFSA gave me the opportunity to further my education and I’m very grateful. I want to tell other students to go for it!”

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.

FAFSA for the 2021–22 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.

Do you need help with your application? FAFSA Workshops are here! Get FREE, one-on-one help applying for financial aid for college! Advisors will help you complete the FAFSA. For more information or to register for a session, please visit

Upcoming Sessions

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30 P.M.

Joint session with College Goal Wisconsin

Bring the following documents for the student and parent(s):

  • Social security number
  • Green Card number (if applicable)
  • Dates of birth, marriage, divorce, and/or death
  • 2019 W-2 forms or most recent federal tax return, paycheck stubs, and any other records of income
  • Most recent bank balances
  • Value of other assets such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or real estate

For more information, visit or call (414) 902-8462.
Get started on your dreams today! Fill out the FAFSA!


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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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