MISSG vs. Federal Data
It's no secret that tracking students' FAFSA completion has been extra challenging this school year. Because of limitations in both state (MISSG) and federal data systems, numbers are not completely representative of the senior population.
MISSG, the state site, must have manually uploaded senior rosters in order to keep track of students' FAFSA completion. Although Detroit counselors have been working hard to get their rosters updated, MISSG numbers are still off.
The federal site tracks FAFSA completion for students under 19 and that may include students from previous graduating classes enrolling for the first time if they are under 19. It will also capture students that may no longer be enrolled at your school that completed the app using the school code before leaving.
DCAN tracks citywide data from both the state and federal sites and uses MISSG roster counts to calculate a more accurate completion percentage for Detroit.