The Hechinger Report recently published an article highlighting our national failure to sufficiently fund financial aid programs intended to help low-income students afford the cost of college. Due to insufficient funding and slashed budgets—and, in some states, aid programs that have been suspended entirely—hundreds of thousands of students who apply and qualify for need-based financial aid are being turned away due to lack of funds.
Policy Brief Highlights Critical Need to Increase College Attainment and Expand Higher Education Pathways in Arizona
College Success Arizona released a policy brief that makes the case for investing in strategies that foster a comprehensive college-going culture and future-ready workforce. Understanding College Credentials: Expanding the Key Higher Education Pathways That Can Increase Attainment in Arizona details the gap in the credentials needed, the various paths to education beyond high school, how attainment aligns to salary, and recommendations for policymakers.
For individuals from all walks of life, higher education is the key to a future of opportunity and success. It is increasingly rare to find well-paying jobs that do not require some sort of education or training beyond high school. Degrees and professional certificates are key drivers of economic opportunity and mobility. Why, then, do […]