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There are 17 cities in Arizona that qualify for roughly $1.1 billion in direct payments.

More than $16.1 billion is headed to Arizona in the pandemic aid package that was passed by Congress Wednesday, including billions of dollars for local governments, schools, health care and businesses. Read more»

Data suggests that inequities between whites and people of color in Arizona stretch far beyond interactions with police. Read more»

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A university protest in Mexico on May 23, 2102

Many of Mexico's college 'rejects' hail from working-class barrios or slumping rural villages. They're often the first in their family to reach for a university degree. Read more»

Public colleges and universities were generally founded and funded to give students in their states access to an affordable college education. They have long served as a vital pathway for students from modest means and those who are the first in their families to attend college. But many public universities, faced with their own financial shortfalls, are increasingly leaving low-income students behind. Read more»

Old Main, University of Arizona

Student fees have been something of a known irritant for years, often criticized as a kind of stealth, second tuition imposed on unsuspecting families. But such fees are still on the rise on many campuses. And though their names can border on the comical — i.e., the "student success fee" — there's nothing funny about how they can add up. Read more» 1

Barring state universities and community colleges from requiring students to have immunizations would remove a roadblock to higher education for some Arizonans, a state lawmaker said. Read more»

We will only realize Dr. King’s vision when every American has the chance to find a well-paying job, get health care when they get sick, and receive a quality education. The following numbers show how much work remains. Read more»

Greg Eells, director of counseling and psychological services at Cornell University, speaks about the stresses tough immigration laws are placing on Latino students.

Strict immigration laws such as those passed in Arizona and Alabama cause stress for U.S.-born Latino students and those here illegally and can keep them from succeeding in college, a panel of psychologists and student counselors said Monday. Read more» 1

The number of Latino students enrolled at U.S. colleges has surpassed the number of African American students on campus for the first time, researchers at the Pew Hispanic Center have found. Read more»