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Saying it's really a legal contract between the state and parents, Superintendent of Schools John Huppenthal is urging the Arizona Supreme Court to uphold the legality of what amounts to a voucher program for students.
The state's charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year.
In the past, exceeding on the AIMS testing meant that Arizona high school students could qualify for free tuition at one of the three Arizona universities. Now that the scholarship has been slashed by about three-fourths the original amount, some East Valley high schools are supplying students with their own incentives to encourage high test scores.
PHOENIX — Attorneys for two “dreamers” want to defend the lower resident tuition they and others pay for community college and sue Attorney General Tom Horne for trying to take it away.
Arizona’s four-year public universities had the nation’s largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.
PHOENIX — Saying he's just following the law, Attorney General Tom Horne refused Monday to drop his lawsuit against community colleges that offer lower in-state tuition to students who qualify for the federal “deferred action for childhood arrivals” program.
Capitol police arrest Citizens for a Better Arizona member Carolyn Cooper after she refused to leave following a meeting Monday with Attorney General Tom Horne. She was among several people who wanted to push Horne to drop his lawsuit against Maricopa Community College for allowing "dreamers" to pay in-state tuition. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
Molly Duran criticizes Attorney General Tom Horne Monday for going to court to stop in-state tuition for 'dreamers.' Horne said he's just following the law; Duran cited Horne's own legal problems as proof he is in no position to interpret the law. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
A recent Bloomberg.com report showing college tuition in the U.S. has increased 538 percent since 1985 while medical care rose 286 percent during the same time span may surprise some, but not Chris Ordway. As a college funding adviser for the Phoenix-based non-profit HEFAR Group — an acronym for Higher Education Financial Aid Resources — Ordway works daily with families trying to plan for the high cost of sending their children to college.
PHOENIX — Education groups are making a last-ditch effort to halt what is now a limited school voucher program before it spreads.
While Arizona State has announced that tuition won’t increase next year, the Tempe campus’ student government is discussing a mandatory fee that would help fund athletic programs.
Arizona State University President Michael Crow says he won't ask the Arizona Board of Regents for a tuition increase for in-state undergraduate students for the 2014-2015 school year.
Tucson — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs wrongly paid out at least $67,000 to Pima Community College in Tucson last year because the college did not promptly notify the agency when student veterans quit school or flunked out, according to newly released records.
A crowd of more than 250 gathered in downtown Mesa Tuesday for a blessing and ribbon-cutting in the building that was once Mesa’s Southside Hospital and is now home to Arizona’s first Catholic university.
FLAGSTAFF, AZ - The mayor of the Arizona city that lost 19 firefighters in a deadly blaze this summer survived a tougher-than-expected re-election challenge Tuesday, overcoming a dispute over benefits for the crew's families that divided the town.
The East Valley Institute of Technology has purchased the former Fazoli’s restaurant property in west Mesa to convert into a restaurant that will be refurbished and eventually operated by EVIT students.
Parents will find few states that offer families as many schooling options as Arizona. A longtime leader in the national school choice movement, Arizona has an education marketplace with a school for nearly any income, interest or situation.
With the school year approaching, many local school districts are flaunting success with online schooling for today’s busy, on-the-go, technology wielding student.
When Kitty Wo’s eldest daughter started at Scripps College in California in 2002, “we thought a liberal arts education would be a wonderful thing,” she said. “There was no pressure.”
Have you ever sat in the international terminal at the airport and just listened to the mix of voices around you, all of them speaking in a language you don’t understand?
PHOENIX — A federal judge on Wednesday ruled the Arizona Board of Regents did not infringe on the First Amendment Rights of the Arizona Students' Association by cutting off their automatic access to student fees.
Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs could soon start climbing under a bill the Senate passed overwhelmingly Wednesday.
According to the New York Times, the Oregon legislature has approved a bold remedy for student debt.
Arizona's leading education organizations today launched a long-term, statewide, community-giving effort aimed at providing the financial assistance necessary to meet the full-range of education needs of the children and families of the 19 hotshot crew members who died fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire. The Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Education Fund will provide the 13 children, three unborn children, and the spouses and fiancées of the crew members all reasonable assistance with education-related expenses throughout the children’s school-age years. The goal is to raise $5 million.