"Minnesota education officials have set an aggressive new goal to increase the percentage of state high school seniors who file for college financial aid by 25% over the next five years."

The articles mentions LeadMN's effort to require FAFSA completion as part of graduation in Minnesota.  A graduation mandate has significantly boosted FAFSA completion in a number of states that have implemented it and helped thousands of students make college more affordable.

"Some college student advocacy groups in Minnesota have called for the state to make FAFSA completion a high school graduation requirement, a step they believe would result in more seniors pursuing higher education. A handful of states, including Louisiana and Texas, have done this."

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