FAFSA/High Needs

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the U.S. Department of Education of the United States of America .
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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

– Amount of high needs students that submit a FAFSA each year
– Amount of high needs students that have submitted a FAFSA and are subsequently selected for FAFSA Verification

Please limit my request to Jan. 1, 2008 to the date this request is processed. Please define high needs as "Students at risk of educational failure or otherwise in need of special assistance and support, such as students who are living in poverty, who attend high-minority schools (as defined in the Race to the Top application), who are far below grade level, who have left school before receiving a regular high school diploma, who are at risk of not graduating with a diploma on time, who are homeless, who are in foster care, who have been incarcerated, who have disabilities, or who are English learners."

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Vanessa Nason

From: U.S. Department of Education

Dear Ms. Nason,

Please find attached above, the final response to your FOIA request.

Thank you,

Elise Cook
Government Information Specialist
FOIA Service Center
Office of The Chief Privacy Officer
US Department of Education
(202) 401-8365