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Track your progress

In addition to monitoring data for intervention, the race to Submit dashboard helps monitor your school/district’s progress. What is the cadence that you are monitoring progress? Document progress for year-to-year comparison so that you know at this time last year, we had this percentage of completion, that means we are on track to meet our goal.

Check out Financial Aid Tools

Districts who use receive access to financial aid reporting tools. As a result of their data sharing agreement with CSAC, once students launch their FAFSA or CADAA from the platform, you can track students’ application progress. When you get an account you’ll be able to generate and download reports on students’ application status in PDF, Excel, or CSV format, and this data is refreshed nightly.

Monitor your data to set a goal

One of CSAC’s recommended strategies is to set a goal 5% higher than your last year FAFSA/CADAA + GPA completion rate. You can find your district’s completion rate on the Race to Submit Dashboard. Track and monitor data for monthly goal progression using year-to-year comparison. What is a good goal for your school/district?

Ensure equity in completion

The tool is intended to help you understand and address racial disparities in financial aid completion. This is a crucial step toward ensuring students and families have access to the state and federal grants they need to pay for college. How is your school/district doing when you look at the disaggregated racial subgroups?