More than 60 community, business, philanthropic and education organizations in Arizona form this independent alliance that is fueled by a community-based effort to make Arizona competitive through the power of education. Their goal is to generate greater awareness of the importance of increasing Arizona’s level of educational attainment while building support to improve college entry and completion; boost adult education and training; and fuel a pipeline of competitive talent for Arizona’s employers.
The goal of Achieve60AZ is to help generate greater public and private awareness, ownership and support for the long-term steps needed in college entry and completion, adult education and training, and identifying and closing skills gaps to better prepare our workforce and our state for the future.
When members of the college class of 2017 walk across the stage to accept their diplomas, they’ll be carrying with them the greatest debt burden of any graduating class in history. The same was true of the 2016 class, and the same will again be true of the 2018 class. The unfortunate reality is that student debt has been skyrocketing for years, and there is no sign of change in the foreseeable future.
Fortunately, there are options available that may offer relief. If you’re a member of one of these debt-laden classes, consider exploring some of the following strategies to help you manage your student loans.
Now more than ever, increasing college attainment is a major priority for Arizona. Recently, more than 60 organizations from business, philanthropic, and education communities united to set the first ever state attainment goal—60% by 2030. This coalition, Achieve60AZ, was highlighted in Gov. Ducey’s State of the State address as an initiative he plans to support in 2017.