Mayor to join M-Cubed partners to launch FAFSA completion efforts as application debuts

Across Wisconsin, 12% fewer high school seniors completed the critical Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in 2021 compared to 2019, according to the Wisconsin Policy Forum.

M-Cubed partners — MPS, MATC and UWM — have worked together to grow FAFSA completion. While rates of completion declined during COVID-19, MPS seniors are completing FAFSA at a rate higher than the state average.

As the next application launches, the partners will announce another series of proactive efforts to encourage more students and families to take this important step.


FAFSA is the key to unlocking grants, scholarships and other forms of aid so more students from lower-income households can attend college. This is critical to improving the lives of students and their families and helping the region thrive.


  • MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley
  • Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett
  • MATC Executive Vice President Dr. Naydeen Gonzalez-De Jesus
  • UWM Vice Provost Dr. Phyllis King


Monday, October 11, 2021, 10 a.m.
MPS South Division High School College & Career Center
1515 West Lapham Boulevard Milwaukee, WI 53204

Media should enter through the College and Career Center entrance in the back parking lot off 15th Place. For more information, please contact Genaro Armas, UWM senior public relations specialist at or 414-229-6047.