Cash for College announced its first-ever Best Hustle Award this 2017-2018 school year for early completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Of the more than 300 high schools participating in the Cash for College campaign, 180 were awarded for having an increase of 10% or more in their early FAFSA completion.  Here is a roundup of the schools that received local news coverage about their efforts and success: 

 280 Reporter: Schools awarded for prepping students for college 

 Andalusia Star-News: 3 local high schools earn recognition for helping students with financial aid 

Daily Mountain Eagle: Students at Curry, Oakman recognized for FAFSA completion  

 Moulton Advertiser: Two LC schools win award 

 The Daily Home: 5 local high schools honored for improving percentage of students completing financial aid applications early  

 The Outlook: Two area schools given ‘Best Hustle Award’

“High school seniors need to complete the form as early as possible so they can access the money they need for college,” said Alabama Possible Executive Director Kristina Scott. “We are thrilled to see so many Cash for College schools promoting early FAFSA completion, and we congratulate them for earning a Best Hustle Award.” 

To learn more about the Best Hustle Award and a complete list of winners, click here. 

For more information about Cash for College and how to complete the FAFSA, visit cashforcollegealabama.org.