More than 60 community, business, philanthropic and education organizations in Arizona form this independent alliance that is fueled by a community-based effort to make Arizona competitive through the power of education. Their goal is to generate greater awareness of the importance of increasing Arizona’s level of educational attainment while building support to improve college entry and completion; boost adult education and training; and fuel a pipeline of competitive talent for Arizona’s employers.
The goal of Achieve60AZ is to help generate greater public and private awareness, ownership and support for the long-term steps needed in college entry and completion, adult education and training, and identifying and closing skills gaps to better prepare our workforce and our state for the future.
When members of the college class of 2017 walk across the stage to accept their diplomas, they’ll be carrying with them the greatest debt burden of any graduating class in history. The same was true of the 2016 class, and the same will again be true of the 2018 class. The unfortunate reality is that student debt has been skyrocketing for years, and there is no sign of change in the foreseeable future.
Fortunately, there are options available that may offer relief. If you’re a member of one of these debt-laden classes, consider exploring some of the following strategies to help you manage your student loans.
How Need-Based State Grant Aid Can Help Increase Higher Education Attainment Rates in Arizona (March 2017) Ideas to reverse Arizona’s trend of de-funding higher education and increase need-based aid to reach statewide attainment goals. Third in our Policy Brief Series, this is the companion to Expanding Opportunity in Arizona: How State Grant Aid Increases College […]
This is the seventh in the series of interviews with the College Success Arizona team.
Continuing with this feature, and throughout the next year, we’ll be taking a closer look at the College Success Arizona team, the people that make all that we do happen. We’ll be asking the normal “tell us a little about yourself” questions, but also delving a little deeper into each team member’s personality, and what makes them who they are.
This month’s subject is Myrna Cardenas, our Manager of Success Services.