2024 Midwest FAFSA Summit


Building State-Driven Solutions for College Access

The summit will bring together postsecondary state higher education administrators, policymakers, and professionals with a passion for higher education access. Attendees will represent a broad range of organizational entities that can influence FAFSA policy and practice, including colleges and universities; state legislatures; state departments of PK-12 and postsecondary education; nonprofit organizations focusing on college and career readiness and success; professional associations for principals, superintendents, and guidance counselors; and education-oriented foundations. The central goals of the summit are to:

  • Equip state-level stakeholders with a comprehensive understanding of the FAFSA support landscape within their respective states, including available activities, policies, and processes, and the evidence base behind them;
  • Facilitate networking and collaboration by identifying other stakeholders within their states working on FAFSA support, including fellow attendees and invitees; and
  • Promote regional and national collaboration by highlighting organizations and initiatives across the nation dedicated to FAFSA support and sharing of best practices.

For more information contact Jonathan McNicholes, MHEC Stakeholder Engagement and Convening Assistant.

To discuss partnerships and sponsorships, please contact Jenny Parks, MHEC Vice President for Policy and Research.


InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States