Author: Wynter

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FAFSA Completion Rates Down 33% Compared to Last Year

Education Forward Arizona and other Arizona groups offering assistance to boost completion rates and college applications Submissions for this year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are down 33% over 2023 in Arizona, leaving millions of dollars of federal aid on the table...


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Education Explainer: Arizona Voters Want More Opportunities for Education and Training After High School

Education Forward Arizona recently commissioned the bipartisan team of researchers from FM3 Research and HighGround Consulting to administer a survey to more than 600 randomly selected Arizona voters. The respondents were contacted via text messaging and telephones, and interviews were conducted online and by phone by live interviewers...


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Education Forward Arizona Hosts Etiquette Dinner to Empower Scholarship Recipients for Success

Five course meal prepared and served by culinary students at the Metro Tech High School Banquet Hall  Education Forward Arizona recently hosted an etiquette dinner at Metro Tech High School, providing more than 40 of its scholarship recipients with essential etiquette training and protocol...


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AdviseAZ, AmeriCorps, and the Legacy of Service

Education Forward Arizona’s AdviseAZ program is funded by an AmeriCorps grant. AmeriCorps is a federally funded commitment to strengthening communities through volunteer service. Signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1993, AmeriCorps is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and Education Forward Arizona and AdviseAZ are proud to be a part of that legacy...


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Final Office Hours to Assist Arizona Families with Completing New FAFSA at the Capital One Café at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall  

Education Forward Arizona is gearing up for its final FAFSA office hours to assist Arizona families in completing the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The office hours will take place on March 24 at the Capital One Café in Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall...


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New Data: Arizonans See Education After High School as the Path To a High Quality of Life, Want More Done to Increase Attainment

A new poll finds that an overwhelming majority of Arizonans believe that increasing the number of adults with degrees, certificates, and credentials delivers economic and social benefits for their communities and prevents Arizona from falling into future economic issues...


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College Applications: 7 Frequently Asked Questions

Applying to colleges can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. To help you prepare, we sat down with our three college access teams to discuss the questions they get the most from students.  About Our College Access Programs  Before we jump into the questions, let’s learn a little bit about our college access […]


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Career Development Events in Arizona

November is Career Development Month! Finding a job or figuring out a career path may feel like an intimidating task, but it doesn’t have to be. Arizona has many resources to support you.  It is vital for all Arizonans to pursue degrees or certifications, as this effort strengthens individuals, communities, and even our economy...


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An InspirED Evening Honors Arizona’s Innovative Education Leaders and Programs

Education Forward Arizona recently recognized Arizona’s innovative education leaders and programs at a fundraising event held Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the J.W. Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale.  Event Co-Chairs Chevy Humphrey, President and CEO of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and Richard Adkerson, Chairman and CEO of Freeport-McMoRan, joined Arizona Governor Katie […]


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Changes To This Year’s FAFSA Application Make ‘Ask Benji’ An Essential Resource for 33,000 Seniors at 185 Arizona High Schools

First-of-its-kind chatbot tool uses AI technology to deliver real-time support to students as they fill out financial aid applications The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, typically opens every October. However, due to updates being made to the application this year, high school seniors and families won’t be able to apply for […]