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Arizona Board of Regents announces regional workshops to help students complete the FAFSA

Arizona’s typical lag in Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completions has been made even worse this year by delays and glitches on the government’s part.

That’s why the state is ramping up support to get more students to fill it out.

The form usually opens for students in October, but because of changes the federal government made this year, it didn’t open until close to the new year. Then came glitches that kept students from being able to complete it.

So, the Arizona Board of Regents and Arizona FAFSA Coalition are holding a series of regional workshops tailored to assist the class of 2024. Events will be held in Phoenix, Mesa, Tucson and Avondale. 

This came about a month after the launch of a statewide campaign to get students to complete it. Since then, Arizona has seen a 9% increase in FAFSA completions, but 25% fewer seniors have submitted it compared to this time last year.


  • South Phoenix: South Mountain Community College  

Where: 7050 S. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ
When: Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.  
Reserve your spot.

  • East Valley: The Studios @ Mesa City Center  

Where: 59 E. First St., Mesa, AZ
When: Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.  
Reserve your spot.

  • Tucson: Pima Community College, Downtown Campus  

Where: 1255 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ
When: Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.  
Reserve your spot.

  • Metro Phoenix: College Depot  

Where: 221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
When: Saturday, June 22, 2024, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 
Reserve your spot.

  • West Valley: Estrella Mountain Community College

Where: 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, AZ
When: Saturday, June 29, 2024, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 
Reserve your spot.

Senior field correspondent Bridget Dowd has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.