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Mission Statement

The Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (ACPE) is dedicated to expanding access and increasing success in postsecondary education for Arizonans. With the help of our partners and volunteers like you, we are helping to boost college attainment in our communities, with a special focus on those with fewer resources for learning about the application process.


ACPE is a state agency leading the way toward better outcomes for Arizona's students. The Commission leads two programs helping students and families enroll and succed in college. These two programs are the College Application Campaign and College Goal FAF$A, which hold college application and FAFSA completion workshops throughout the state in the months leading up to priority deadlines for financial aid and college admissions. These events are in need of volunteers to ensure all students get the help they need.

These workshop programs are part of College and Career Goal Arizona, a state initiative partnering with communities, schools, and families to increase the number of students who make applications to a postsecondary institution and receive student financial aid. During the 2015-2016 school year, 46 high schools took part in the Arizona College Application Campaign, with 14,333 seniors filing over 8,000 applications to college. The same year, 300 plus volunteers helped more than 2,700 families and students to complete the FAFSA at College Goal FAF$A events.

The Commission also administers the Arizona 529 Family College Savings Plan, which provides families and students the opportunity to save for educational expenses and receive a tax deduction to offset costs. For more information on this great opportunity, see this page on the Commission's website: http://bit.ly/2eKbAvZ

We welcome you to explore our organization in greater detail at https://www.azhighered.az.gov/
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