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Improving Arizona’s college attainment rate is a priority for the education community and policymakers in our state. College Success Arizona’s policy briefs and reports provide essential insights to inform effective decision making that leads to policies and programs that contribute to increased educational attainment in Arizona. Find out more about how Arizona can build a stronger college going culture, expand access to higher education, and support student success.

Access, Price, Value: Improving College Affordability in Arizona

Improving college affordability is essential to enabling more students in Arizona to enroll in college and complete a certificate or degree that will serve them well in our dynamic labor market, and to advancing the economy as a whole. Policymakers have the opportunity to expand equitable access to higher education and increase attainment statewide. College […]

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The FAFSA Unlocks Millions of Dollars in Grants and Loans for Students and Families

The federal government is the single largest source of financial aid for college. Access to federal financial aid helps to increase college access, affordability, and, ultimately, attainment in Arizona. After all, most students cannot afford to pay the full “sticker price” for a college education. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) enables students […]

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Reflections from growing up in rural Arizona

By Dr. Richard Daniel As I reflect back on my childhood experiences growing up in Superior, I think about the people who helped shape my interest in education. My earliest recollection of thinking about college came in third grade, when my teacher asked me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I […]

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