The days of working your way through college are long gone in Arizona. Lack of financial aid, stagnant wages and skyrocketing tuition put Arizona’s middle class at a terrible disadvantage. Be it a university, a community college, or a technical school, no family should have to decide between borrowing tens of thousands of dollars or entering the workforce without the skills and education necessary to succeed in today’s competitive economy.
Out of control higher education costs go against everything Arizonans believe in – namely, that any Arizonan willing to put in the hard work and dedication to learn new skills and join the workforce should have the opportunity to succeed. That means that every person, in every part of the state, should have the ability to pursue the higher education pathway of their choice without being saddled with a lifetime of debt.