students in grades 9-12



Partnering with Schools for Student Success

ASU strategically partners with five school districts in the Phoenix metropolitan area to expand access to higher education.. 

Access ASU Partner School Districts

• Glendale Union High School District

• Mesa Public Schools

• Phoenix Union High School District

• Tempe Union High School District

• Tolleson Union High School District



Outcomes among students in grades 9-12 within Access ASU partner school districts.

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increase in FAFSA completion rates


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non-white majority students


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low income students


Access ASU participated in Phoenix Union High School District’s College Application and FAFSA completion events as a partner with the NCAN FAFSA Grant. The goal for FY17 was to increase FAFSA completion across the district to 40% – the collaboration exceeded the goal at 43%. 

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increase in ASU enrollment among students in Access ASU partner school districts


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increase in ASU application completion among students in Access ASU partner school districts


Moving the needle on FAFSA completion
Access ASU and its collaborators (College Depot, United Way, the Be a Leader Foundation and AzCAN) received an initial National College Access Network FAFSA completion grant for $55,000 and an additional $25,00 grant to increase FAFSA completion within the Phoenix Union High School District. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) provides eligible students the opportunity to apply for federal loans, work-study programs, scholarships and grants that don’t need to be repaid.

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in grant funds received 

to support FAFSA completion 

efforts in the Phoenix Union High 

School District

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increase in FAFSA completion in the Phoenix Union High School District during the 2016/17 academic year