“Most schools are back to in-person learning, and counselors should be more available, although many have heavy workloads, Ms. Cook said. ‘Reach out and ask a counselor,’ she said.
Some schools are working with community groups to bolster college preparation for students. OneGoal, a nonprofit group with programs in Illinois and several other states, works with schools to help them expand in-school instruction for students on post-high school planning. Classes, taught by school staff with support from OneGoal coaches, typically include help with Fafsa preparation.
Mr. Schraeder with EAB said the federal Student Aid Office has helpful information on its website, including a YouTube channel with videos that walk you through the process.”