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March 14th, 2017

How Need-Based State Grant Aid Can Help Increase Higher Education Attainment Rates in Arizona (March 2017)

Ideas to reverse Arizona’s trend of de-funding higher education and increase need-based aid to reach statewide attainment goals.

Third in our Policy Brief Series, this is the companion to Expanding Opportunity in Arizona: How State Grant Aid Increases College Participation and Drives Attainment. Here, in this eight-page brief, we outline to state leaders, legislators, and policymakers why state-sponsored need-based grant aid programs matter to Arizona’s efforts to increase the statewide postsecondary attainment rate and grow the state economy. This brief also offers recommendations, including lessons from three other states, on how Arizona can best design and implement effective state-sponsored need-based grant aid programs.

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