Arizona FAF$A Challenge

May 2019

FAFSA Completion Goal Progress

At the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, Arizona set a 50% FAFSA completion goal among its high school seniors to be achieved by June 30, 2019. This ambitious goal has encouraged students, schools, and college access professionals to strive for more seniors to complete the FAFSA, resulting in a year-to-date increase of 2.6% compared to last year's numbers!


With only 6% remaining until the state reaches its goal, Arizona currently holds a 44% FAFSA completion rate among its high school seniors. With the end date to achieve the goal being June 30, 2019, students still have time to complete their FAFSA. Each completed FAFSA brings the state closer to reaching its goal and presents financial options for students to pay for their post-secondary education.

Last month, we announced the state's 2018-2019 Arizona FAF$A Challenge Winners. Here are some pictures of the winning schools with their trophies and laptop recipients!

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Outstanding FAFSA Completion Schools

In continuing with celebrating the great FAFSA achievements of our Arizona high schools, 10 schools were presented with The Outstanding FAFSA Completion Performance certificate award signed by Governor Ducey.


  • Franklin Police & Fire High School
  • Moon Valley High School
  • Pinnacle High School
  • Catalina Foothills High School
  • Red Mountain High School
  • Tolleson Union High School
  • Arizona College Prep Erie Campus
  • Monument Valley High School
  • Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
  • Desert Edge High School

FAFSA Training webinars!

Mark your calendars! The Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) and the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education will be hosting Free FAFSA training webinars starting in July 2019. Register for a FREE webinar training session today!


Fall 2019 FAFSA Webinar Schedule

College Goal FAFSA Flyer Contest Winner

The Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (ACPE) congratulates Jansen from Millenium High School on his design being selected for the FAF$A Flyer and Poster Contest. This contest opportunity is intended to create college-going awareness across the State of Arizona. His work will be showcased at all Arizona Title 1 high schools, and participating College and Career Goal Arizona high schools.

The ACPE is Hiring!

The Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education is hiring for a Program and Agency Operations Specialist.

Click Here to Apply!