Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — December Newsletter

| December 8, 2020
 
We are thankful for all of our members and partners as well as the impact we were able to have this year.
 
 
FREE CAP Training – Financial Aid and College Applications
January 11, 2021– February 12, 2021
This module includes four sessions, which address financial literacy, financial aid, completing the FAFSA and preparing college applications. Parents and students need assistance in navigating the complexities of financial aid and the college admission process. The school counselor in collaboration with principals and teachers can guide parents and students through these processes to increase student access to college and postsecondary training. This module focuses on the counselor’s role in counseling parents and students in accessing financial aid and successful preparation and application for college admission. Register here.
 
A New Approach to Paying for College
January 27, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Going to college is one of the most momentous occasions in a student’s life; but as college costs continue to rise at nearly twice the rate of inflation, paying for college has become one of the greatest challenges. In this webinar, featuring Angela Caballero from Ascension College Planning, you will learn a three-step process to assist families with how to shop for colleges that will provide the most financial aid based on the financial need of the family and/or the merit of the student. Register now. 
 
6 Critical Steps to Make College More Affordable And Reduce Barriers to Attendance
February 24, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
In this webinar, featuring Angela Caballero from Ascension College Planning, you will learn best practices and recommended timelines to inspire and strengthen a college-bound environment, make postsecondary options more affordable, and support students through a pathway to certificates, college and career. Register now
 
Virtual Advising Opportunities
 
Do you know any high school students who need help with the college application, financial aid and FAFSA process? AdviseAZ is working with AzCAN to offer all Arizona high schoolers the opportunity to talk with near-peer advisers virtually for free on all things college access. To sign up or learn more email us at collegesupport@collegesuccessarizona.org.
 
Student Resources
FAFSA Hotline
 
Project Benjamin and Access ASU have created a free hotline for students who need college advising and FAFSA support. The hotline is available to call Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM. 
 
English: 1-833-AZFAFSA (293-2372)
Spanish: 1-833-MIFAFSA (643-2372
 
Scholarship Opportunities
 
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships for communitycollege students preparing to transfer to a four-year institution (application deadline: Jan. 6)
 
TheDream.US scholarships for DREAMers who are high school or community college graduates (application deadline: Feb. 25), and high school graduates who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition (deadline: Jan. 28)
 
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