Alabama Possible recently recognized six Alabama high schools participating in its Cash for College campaign for significant gains in FAFSA completion among their 2018 senior class.  

The schools with the highest completion rates of their senior classes are Amelia L. Johnson, Booker T. Washington Magnet, and Benjamin J. Russell. The schools with the highest improvement rates compared to the same time period last year are North Sand Mountain, Lillie B. Williamson, and Pinson Valley. 

Alabama Possible is happy to celebrate these schools’ success with some local media coverage:  

Demopolis Times: Amelia L. Johnson High School Wins Statewide Financial Aid Award

Alabama Possible, a statewide nonprofit that removes barriers to prosperity, recently presented six high schools with awards ranging from $500 to $1,000 for achievements related to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

The Outlook: Hats off to BRHS for emphasizing FAFSA  

Twice this year Benjamin Russell High School has been recognized by the organization Alabama Possible and its Cash for College Alabama campaign for showing growth in the number of senior students completing the FAFSA application for college financial aid.  

The Outlook: Benjamin Russell wins financial aid award

Earlier this year, Benjamin Russell High School was recognized by the organization Alabama Possible as being one of the top high schools in the state of Alabama for having graduating seniors fill out the FAFSA in order to be eligible for financial aid. Recently, Alabama Possible, who oversees the Cash for College Alabama campaign, presented the school with a special award for these efforts.

Trussville Tribune: Pinson Valley High receives “Cash for College Alabama campaign” grant  

According to a statement by Alabama Possible, PVHS is ranked among the highest in improvement rates in promoting “college-going culture” including completing the FAFSA. Alabama has been rated in the top four states making improvements in student aid. 

Students and their families can continue to complete the FAFSA to qualify for up to $6,195* in Pell grants in addition to other forms of financial aid for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information about Cash for College and how to complete the FAFSA, visit cashforcollegealabama.org.   

*Note: The text was updated to reflect a $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant award for the 2019-2020 academic year.