Federal-State Data Sharing

The Obama Administration expanded its FAFSA Completion Initiative on March 14, 2014, giving states the right to share student-specific FAFSA completion information with school districts, TRIO/GEAR UP programs, and non-profit organizations such as college access programs. Following this announcement, the Obama Administration also allowed TRIO/GEAR UP and qualifying nonprofit college access programs to receive student-specific FAFSA completion data. 

NCAN surveyed its members to determine which states have taken advantage of FAFSA data sharing. Many states are distributing their FAFSA completion data to school districts. We found a mix of states that are distributing their FAFSA completion data to college access programs, or to district partners, but some states didn’t know or aren’t sharing the data. Below you can see if your state is sharing its student-specific FAFSA completion information with school districts and designated entities. For more information, please contact Sara Melnick


FAFSA Completion Data Among States

State

Distributing to Districts?

Distributing to Designated Entities?

Date Updated

Alabama

Yes

Yes

July 2018

Alaska

No

Unknown

July 2018

Arizona

Yes

Yes*

July 2018

Arkansas

Unknown

Unknown

July 2018

California

Yes*

Yes*

July 2018

Colorado

Yes

Yes

July 2018

Connecticut

Yes

Yes

July 2018

Delaware

Yes

No

July 2018

District of Columbia

Yes

Yes

July 2018

Florida

Yes

Yes

July 2018

Georgia

Yes

Yes

July 2018

Hawaii

Yes

No

July 2018

Idaho

Yes

Yes

July 2018

Illinois

Yes

No

July 2018

Indiana

No

No

July 2018

Iowa

Yes

District partners

July 2018

Kansas

Unknown

Unknown

July 2018

Kentucky

Yes

Yes

July 2018

Louisiana

Yes

Unknown

July 2018

Maine

Yes

Yes

July 2018

Maryland

Yes

Unknown 

July 2018

Massachusetts

No

Unknown

July 2018

Michigan

Yes

Unknown

July 2018

Minnesota

Yes

No

July 2018

Mississippi

Yes

Unknown

July 2018

Missouri

Yes

No

July 2018

Montana

Yes

Yes

July 2018

Nebraska

Yes

Yes

July 2018

Nevada

Yes

No

July 2018

New Hampshire

No

No

July 2018

New Jersey

No

No

July 2018

New Mexico

Yes

No

July 2018

New York

Yes

Yes

July 2018

North Carolina

Yes

No

July 2018

North Dakota

Yes

No

July 2018

Ohio

Yes

No

July 2018

Oklahoma

Yes

Yes

July 2018

Oregon

Yes

Yes

July 2018

Pennsylvania

Unknown

No

July 2018

Puerto Rico

No

Unknown

July 2018

Rhode Island

Yes

Yes

July 2018

South Carolina

Yes

No

July 2018

South Dakota

Yes

No

July 2018

Tennessee

Yes

Unknown

July 2018

Texas

Yes

Unknown

July 2018

Utah

Yes

Yes

July 2018

Vermont

Yes

No

July 2018

Virginia

Yes

No

July 2018

Washington

Yes

Yes

July 2018

West Virginia

Yes

Unknown

July 2018

Wisconsin

Yes

No

July 2018

Wyoming

No

Yes

July 2018