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Archive for September, 2017

College Success Arizona: Our Efforts in Focus

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 […]

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State’s Financial Aid System Needs Some Help of Its Own

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.

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