With weeks to go, FAFSA completion rates vary widely across state
Governor McAuliffe names Blake to Education Commission
With just weeks to go in February, Financial Aid Awareness Month, seniors in Virginia’s public high schools have submitted more than 33,000 FAFSA forms for financial aid. That’s 37% of the total eligible to apply.
Governor Terry McAuliffe has appointed Peter A. Blake, director of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, to the Education Commission of the States.
The commission is an interstate consortium approved by Congress that studies and reports on the continuum of education from pre-kindergarten to college. The commission researches issues important to Virginia such as access to education, ensuring quality, and maintaining responsible public investment. Read more
Report: Virginia's higher education is strong but faces challenges
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has just released its 2016 Annual Report on The Virginia Plan for Higher Education. The publication details the findings, considerations and work of the first year of implementation of the plan. Read more