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ACPE Strategic Plan


Strategic Plan


Mission: Expand access and increase success in postsecondary education for Arizonans




Maximize student financial assistance available



Effective, efficient administration of student financial assistance programs

  • Arizona Family College Savings Program

  • Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (AZLEAP)

  • 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 student level FAFSA completion status data to secondary schools and designated agencies




Provide support from knowledgeable professionals and accurate and timely information to help students and families take the necessary steps to enroll, finance, and succeed in postsecondary education



  • Establish College Goal Arizona
  • Coordinate the statewide College Applicatioon Campaign
  • Coordinate the statewide College Goal FAFSA events
  • Provide current and relevant information through:

Arizona College and Career Guide


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:


  • College Application Campaign Advisory Committee
  • College Goal FAFSA Task Force
  • Developing Arizona's Human Capital Conference

  • Support efforts of Thriving Together, Degree Phoenix, Arizona ACT, Expect More Arizona, College Depot Advisory Committee

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

Minority Student Report (2013)


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