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ACPE Strategic Plan


Strategic Plan


Mission: Expand access and increase success in postsecondary education for Arizona citizens




Maximize student financial assistance available to students and families



Effective, efficient administration of student financial assistance programs

  • Arizona Family College Savings Program

  • Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (AZLEAP)

  • College Access Challenge Last Stretch Scholarship

  • Math, Science and Special Education Teacher Loan Forgiveness

  • Provide one secure web portal providing access to the state student grants, scholarships, forgivable loans, and loan repayments (




Provide information and

support from knowledgeable professionals to help students and families plan for and succeed in postsecondary education





  • Coordinate the statewide College Goal Sunday Financial Literacy Initiative

  • Fully develop and implement the Arizona College Access network (AzCAN) increasing capacity and setting standards

  • Provide current and relevant information through:

Arizona College and Career Guide


Rapid Guide to Financial Aid


College Savings Planner


ACPE Websites













Provide a forum where all sectors of postsecondary education dialogue, partner, and problem solve issues of mutual interest


Lead and participate in statewide collaborative efforts:



  • Developing Arizona's Human Capital Conference

  • Support efforts of Getting AHEAD, Governor's AZ Ready Education Council, Arizona ACT, Expect More Arizona

  • Initiate research through Arizona Minority Education Policy Analysis Center (AMEPAC):

Minority Student Report (2012)


To Learn and Earn: Arizonans' Experiences Competing in the Race for Good Jobs (2011)


To Learn and Earn: Arizona's Unfinished Business in Human Capital (2009)




















Strategic Plan