High schools are adapting FAFSA efforts to ensure students get the funds they deserve

High schools are adapting FAFSA efforts to ensure students get the funds they deserve

by Expect More Arizona

Even though the path to college might seem murkier than usual, it’s more important than ever. And still accessible thanks to scholarships, grants, loans and more. But for students to access many of these resources, they first need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA). There are millions of dollars available …

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FAFSA Season is Here

by Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA, is an important application that provides financial options for students and their families to help fund their college education. Arizona has committed to increasing the number of high school seniors who complete the application by establishing a state FAFSA completion rate goal of …

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Three pieces of advice for college(bound) students during the pandemic

by Matthew Sotelo, M.Ed, College Success Arizona

Forging a path to college is a daunting pursuit, even in a normal year. But during a pandemic, pursing higher education is more complicated than ever. Students of all ages are getting a crash course in time management and personal responsibility, which could prepare them well for future studies and careers. But the past six …

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College Student Shares Experience with Virtual Learning

by Zul Santiago, Nutritional Sciences student at The University of Arizona

When the pandemic first started around March and I was informed that we would be going online for a few weeks, I never expected this to turn into months. Transitioning from in person to online was a bit of a struggle at first because I was just used to a routine of going to campus, …

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Community Colleges a Vital Part of Arizona’s Education Landscape

by Colleen A. Smith, Ph.D., President, Coconino Community College.

As I pursued my doctorate degree, I had a university professorship squarely in my sights. When I first started teaching at a rural community college in Wyoming, I was still working on my Ph.D. I soon found a passion for the community college mission—I knew I was home, and I never looked back. It really …

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