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Decoding the price of college: Complexity of figuring out costs holds students back

Although about 85 percent of freshmen at four-year residential colleges receive some kind of financial aid, many families get scared off by the sticker price as the processes for bringing that number down are complex and far from transparent.... Read more»

Arizona voters will have opportunity to repeal in-state tuition ban for undocumented students

With a bipartisan vote, the Arizona House of Representatives passed a measure in favor of Senate Concurrent Resolution 1044, which will give voters next year an opportunity to repeal parts of a 2006 ban on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students.... Read more»

Az Republicans revive measure to repeal in-state tuition ban for undocumented immigrants

Republican Reps. Michelle Udall and Joel John brought back a measure on the House floor on Wednesday that would give voters an opportunity to a repeal an Arizona law prohibiting in-state tuition benefits for undocumented immigrants. ... Read more»

Brnovich, ABOR agree to dismiss lawsuit over tuition for dreamers

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Arizona Board of Regents agreed to dismiss the remaining claim in a 2017 lawsuit over the in-state tuition rates granted to some undocumented students. A 2006 voter-approved law prohibits people with no legal immigration status from accessing in-state tuition and financial aid.... Read more»

Arizona cuts to college student support still among steepest in nation

State support for students at Arizona’s three public universities has fallen by 53.8 percent since 2008, more than three times the national decline over the same period, according to a new report.... Read more»

Arizona colleges strive to increase state’s graduation rate

Less than one out of three students in Arizona in 2013 earned a four-year degree in six years or less, according to a 2015 report by the U.S. Department of Education. ... Read more»

Analysis

The federal budget and gay and transgender families

House Republicans last week passed House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's proposed budget, which would shred the safety net for gay and transgender families to tatters.... Read more»

Students rail against proposal on financial aid, tuition

A bill in the state Legislature would require full-time resident undergraduate students at Arizona's universities to pay at least $2,000 per year toward tuition and mandatory fees. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Financial aid changes would impact Az students

Today on Buckmaster - We've got a newsmaker interview with Pima Community College Chancellor Dr. Roy Flores. Following that, we talk with Dr. Andrew Weil, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.... Read more»

For-profit colleges encouraged fraud, watchdog says

We've been following allegations of enrollment abuses and bogus marketing schemes at for-profit schools for some time now, and a report released by the GAO this week further highlights some of the questionable recruiting tactics of several for-profit colleges across the country.... Read more»