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AzCAN Member Briefing

April 15, 2011

Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN)

Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education


AzCAN Representation

Attending: Irene Timms (La Paloma), Jason Moore (JAG), Debra Raeder-Gay (Governor’s Office), Vicki Mullens (MEC), Kathaerine Johnson (College Goal Sunday/ACPE), April Osborn (AzCAN/ACPE)

Connections: Dinner hosted by NCAN with Texas, New Mexico, and California Leaders

Participation: Debra on Policy Makers Panel

Irene, Debra, Vicki, And April – Round Table Leaders

Federal Update: NCAN Executive Director, Kim Cook (follows with handouts)

Student Aid Outlook: Brian Prescott, WICHE (follows)

KnowHow2Go: Kathaerine


National Access and Success Policy Overview

  • Kim Cook, Executive Director
  • National College Access Network
leadership transitions

Leadership Transitions

Power shift in U.S. House of


New chair of Committee on

Education and the Workforce

New chair of Subcommittee on

Higher Education and Workforce

key issues

Key Issues

Pell Grants

For-profit education

Focus on completion

Elementary and Secondary

Education Act (ESEA/NCLB)




Pilot project to share FAFSA completion

data with school districts

IRS data retrieval

fiscal year 2011 budget

Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

Budget agreement reached, pending


Pell maximum $5,550 maintained

Cuts to other related programs including


president s fy12 proposal

President’s FY12 Proposal

Continues College Access Challenge


First in the World

College Completion Grants

Pell Grant Protection Act

republican fy12 budget

Republican FY12 Budget

More cuts proposed

Pell Grant to $4,731 (reduction of $769)

Suggests possible repeal of SAFRA

components including College Access

Challenge Grants and Income Based

Repayment Plans

Advocacy needed


National Funding Outlook for Student Aid

  • Brian T. Prescott
  • National College Access Network Western Regional Meeting
  • Albuquerque, NM, April 6, 2011
differences in college attainment associate higher between younger older adults u s 2008
Differences in College Attainment (Associate & Higher) Between Younger & Older Adults - U.S., 2008

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey (ACS) (via NCHEMS)

Differences in College Attainment (Associate & Higher) Between Younger & Older Adults—U.S. & OECD Countries, 2008

Source: Organisationfor Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance 2010 (via NCHEMS)

governors fy12 budget proposals vs fy08 budgets
Governors’ FY12 Budget Proposals vs. FY08 Budgets

Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, March 2011.

pell recipients and expenditures 1976 77 to 2009 10
Pell Recipients and Expenditures, 1976-77 to 2009-10

SOURCE: The College Board, Trends in Student Aid 2010, Figure 13A.


Pell Grant Advocacy NEEDED

See Sample Letters and Handouts

Go to find your Representative