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College Success Arizona is committed to sharing information that enables the education community, policymakers, and the public to better understand college attainment and what our state can do to expand postsecondary opportunities. Follow our blog to keep up with our latest policy and data publications about college access and attainment in Arizona.

College Success Arizona recommends state to reinstate community college funding

This article was originally published in the Phoenix Business Journal , and is used with permission. By  Angela Gonzales   – Senior Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal   What does “college material” actually mean? That a student is ready for university studies? Or can it mean a community college? Rich Nickel , president and CEO of  College Success Arizona , said the narrow image of […]

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College Success Arizona’s Mentoring and Success Program Offers Solutions

My name is Marjorie DeRubeis, Director of Partnership Development and Success Services. My parents, George and Gladys left Haiti, everyone they knew, everything they loved, to come to America as a young married couple. Only as an adult can I truly appreciate how difficult and frightening a journey this must have been for the young couple. My […]

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Low-Income Students Want Opportunity. Why Are We Saying No?

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.

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