Arizona Western College Offering Yuma, La Paz County Residents Rebated Tuition

By Mark Brodie
Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 11:42am
Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:00am

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Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona.

Arizona Western College this week unveiled its "Yuma Promise" program.

It allows Yuma County high school grads to have their out-of-pocket tuition and fees repaid to them if they get an associate’s degree at the Yuma community college and move on to a degree program in the city from one of the state’s three public universities. Students also have to fill out the federal FAFSA form for financial aid.

This follows a similar program introduced for residents of La Paz County.

Daniel Corr joined The Show to talk more about this. He’s president of Arizona Western College, where he said two-thirds of the students are the first in their family to attend college.

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