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USDA in Arizona Partners with the Department of Education to Help Rural Students Obtain College Aid

USDA in Arizona has joined the national partnership effort with the Department of Education (ED) to get the word out about federal student aid resources.

Arizona Rural Development (RD), Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)—the three USDA agencies that comprise most of the service centers across Arizona—are sending information packets to their staff in local offices across the State. In a joint statement, the agencies noted that “This is a great opportunity for the many students in areas who may not have easy access to the information. Field office locations in rural communities across the state make it a logical partner to help spread the word about all the kinds of help available for students who want to further their education.”

The Phoenix offices prepared packets with copies of the guide, question and answer sheets on federal aid in English and Spanish, and a list of links to help students and their parents access other resources on line. Those packets, along with a poster encouraging folks to ask for the free kit, were sent to the local offices across the state. Each of the local offices will be able to print and distribute additional copies of the resource information as needed.

To find out more about student aid resources, click here.

College aid information in English and Spanish is being distributed in Arizona through USDA.

College aid information in English and Spanish is being distributed in Arizona through USDA.

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