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The FAFSA Opens Today

By: AzCAN One of the greatest tools in reducing the financial barriers to accessing postsecondary education is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which opens today. Yesterday the Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) and Arizona Department of Education (ADE) hosted an event to kick-off the new FAFSA season. At the kick-off, the 2020-2021 […]

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$500,000 Distributed to College Students During Pandemic through Arizona Postsecondary Student Resiliency Fund

Support for Students to Continue Through Advising and Capacity Building of Supporting Organizations PHOENIX, Az – September 9, 2020 – College Success Arizona and Helios Education Foundation announced today that the Arizona Postsecondary Student Resiliency Fund has completed the distribution of the full $500,000 fund amount. The Fund provided grants to 1,156 low-income and first-generation […]

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Lack of State Financial Aid Reduces College Affordability

Arizona does not have a state-sponsored need-based grant aid program – and this is a major barrier to making college more affordable for all Arizonans. It means that all grant aid that Arizona students receive—which is vital for low-income students to be able to afford college—derives from the federal government and Arizona’s higher education institutions. […]

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