AzCAN October News

| October 15, 2019
October 2019
AzCAN Updates & Member News

Mesa Public Schools Wins the 2018-19 FAFSA Completion Challenge

In an effort to boost FAFSA completion rates across the country, the National College Access Network (NCAN) selected 25 U.S. cities to receive a grant of up to $40,000 each for the 2018-19 FAFSA Completion Challenge, including Mesa Public Schools. Mesa Public Schools used several creative strategies to help more of its students file the FAFSA including the use of peer coaches. These coaches were recruited by school staff to spread the word among their peers about FASFA completion, its importance, and where to get help with the financial aid application process. They supported FAFSA completion events at their high schools, led information sessions at lunch, and used social media to get the word out. 

College Success Arizona’s 2019 Star Award
College Success Arizona is proud to recognize Gaspar Mata, Recruitment and College Outreach Manager at Year Up Arizona, as the recipient of the 2019 College Success Arizona Star Award. Read more
Opportunities for Professionals & Students
CAP Training: Building a College-Going Culture for All Students
October 21 – November 22, 2019
This module, developed for practicing professional school counselors, pre-service school counselors, and college access advisers. These sessions are designed for school counselors and college access professionals to develop an understanding of their roles in developing a college going mission for all students. Additionally, the sessions help participants develop approaches for communicating and working with low-income students, those who would be first in the family to attend college, and diverse populations to remove barriers to high aspirations and achievement. Register now.
College Success Arizona is seeking a Data Coordinator for the Project Benjamin initiative. Apply today.
College Knowledge for Counselors – Save the Date
November 1, 2019
College Knowledge for Counselors is a professional development conference designed to provide counselors, administrators, and other educators with innovative ideas of creating a college-going culture in Arizona’s middle and high schools.  This conference showcases a host of subject areas with experts who are prepared to discuss the barriers students face as well as the way in which we, as an academic community, can utilize the time and resources already available to prepare all youth for a bright future.
FAFSA Resources
FAFSA Changes & Resources
The FAFSA is officially open, do you have what you need to help your students complete it? View FAFSA changes and resources.
Free FAFSA Training Webinars

The Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education and AzCAN are partnering up to bring you additional training on all things FAFSA, from best strategies for completion initiatives to technical aspects of submitting a FAFSA and how to use your student-level data. Check out the schedule of free webinars coming up this fall and register now.
Please submit any events, research, news, achievements, 
job openings or anything that you would like for us to share with the Arizona College Access Network to Shaylinn Aleman
AzCAN, 4040 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 220, Phoenix, AZ 85018-8361


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