It is difficult to overstate the importance of education beyond high school to the future prospects of Arizona’s young people. Earning a college certificate or degree can empower them to seize opportunities in our dynamic and increasingly high-tech economy that would otherwise be out of reach. This is more than a matter of concern for […]read more
Arizona has some of the largest and most recognized universities and community colleges in the nation, and together, they fulfill a critical role in preparing our state’s future workforce.
Yet of the $2.4 billion spent on financial aid, nearly all is spent at the four-year college level. And less than one-half of 1 percent of that cash comes from state appropriations. The remainder is generated from within the institutions. Worse, there is no institutional aid program for students who choose to attend a community college or for career readiness.read more