AzCAN March Newsletter

| March 9, 2021
Webinar: FAFSA 201 Advanced Topics
March 9, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
In this webinar, featuring Diana Mateer from College Depot, we will address complex questions that may arise when completing a FAFSA application, such as: Who’s the Parent?; Dependent or Independent?; Who’s in the Household?; Homeless and Foster Students; and Tax Transcripts. Register now
Webinar: Phoenix College Preparatory Academy-February 2021 Most Innovative Player
March 31, 11:00 – 12:00 PM
Join the AZ FAFSA Challenge and AzCAN as they feature Phoenix College Preparatory Academy as the February 2021 Most Innovative Player! Learn all about their high school’s FAFSA completion efforts and initiatives that have created a college-going culture on their campus. Phoenix College Preparatory Academy will share how they engage and assist their current students, alumni, and community with completing the FAFSA. Register now.
Webinar: Planning for College & Higher Education Expenses
March 17, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
In this webinar, featuring Angela Caballero from Ascension College Planning, you will learn about the higher education funding process and savings vehicles, paying for college with financial aid, and best practices for funding the gap. Topics will include the student loan process, the different types of loans available, and tips for responsible student loan borrowing. Together we can help end the student loan crisis, one family at a time. Register now.
Webinar: After the FAFSA/Verification
April 6, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
In this webinar, featuring Diana Mateer from College Depot, we will address next steps once a FAFSA is completed, including: Analyzing the Confirmation Page; Student Aid Reports; Verification; Following up with Colleges; and Student Loans. Register now.
The National College Attainment Network’s (NCAN) annual conference, “Rebuilding for Postsecondary Equity: Rising to the Challenge” will be held virtually on October 5 – 7.
Award Letter Review:
Read NCAN’s blog on award letters with a target audience of school counselors or college access advisors. Read now.
Online Learning for College Advisers:
NCAN offers an e-learning course that focuses on award letter interpretation and affordability. The course is free for those who come from NCAN member organizations or $59 for non-members. To register for e-learning courses, click here.
Resource Page
NCAN created a K-12 resource page for starting, improving, or expanding a district or school’s postsecondary transition supports. These are divided by different high-impact practices. Visit the resource page now.
Webinar: FAFSA Verification Update
March 11
Reducing “Melt” with a More Targeted Approach – Featuring NCAN’s MorraLee Keller and Raymond AlQaisi. Register here.
Organization Update & Opportunities
An important national program with significant potential to impact post-high school enrollment and attainment rates has a new home at College Success Arizona. Called the Go Alliance Academy, the program supports the success of all students by providing timely and relevant professional development for school counselors, principals, teachers, staff of college access programs and others.
Formerly run through the Southern Regional Education Board, the Go Alliance Academy will now be ran through the Arizona College Access Network. Moving forward, the program may be modified and expanded to best meet the needs of Arizona’s students and educators along the entire education continuum.
Learn more about the Go Alliance Academy here
CAP Training: Summer Series 2021
May 24, 2021 – September 5, 2021
This 15-week course features all CAP Training Core Modules. Read more
Register here as tickets are limited.
FAFSA Drive-In Events
Ask Benji partnered with Access ASU and Be A Leader Foundation to plan and co-host community FAFSA Drive In events throughout the state. Events are free for students and families and open to the public. Learn more here.
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 send us an email. 
AzCAN has many professional development opportunities for 2021. Check out our PD calendar and sign up today!
If you have PD opportunities or events you would like shared with the network please email Shaylinn Aleman.
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