Arizona, let’s get ready for college!

College Ready AZ makes it easy to plan and apply for college at Arizona’s public universities. Use this website to find all the information you need to help create the future you deserve.

You are the change-maker the world needs.

Pursuing your education will help you become the change-maker our world needs. With fresh perspectives, innovative thinking and unwavering determination – students possess the potential to drive positive change on a global scale. From promoting sustainability and tackling climate change to advancing technology to discovering cures, students are the architects of a brighter tomorrow. Our universities need your passion and commitment to advance progress and solutions that make the world a better place.

You are worth it.

You deserve to build a meaningful life filled with happiness, financial security and a sense of accomplishment.

Whether you are the first in your family to consider earning a college degree or you come from a family filled with college graduates, this is your time to start planning what your future can look like, discover what you’re capable of and find your biggest supporters.

Your future is worth it.

Having a college degree can open doors to higher-paying jobs and career growth. College is about learning, but it is also a time for personal growth. It can help you become more independent and resilient, valuable qualities for navigating your future.

College is worth it.

College is an investment in your future and an opportunity for you to set the course for the rest of your life.

On average, college graduates earn a higher lifetime salary than non-degree holders, qualify for career advancement opportunities, are less likely to be unemployed and benefit from personal, social and intellectual growth resulting from the experiences and opportunities only college can provide.

Get ready for a future you deserve!

Earning a college degree is an excellent goal to set for yourself. College is worth it, you are worth it and your future is worth it! Every step of the way, Arizona’s public universities – Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona — are eager to help you plan and apply for college. College Ready AZ is designed to help Arizona’s students and families navigate the journey to college and our state’s public universities. Let’s get started for the future you deserve!

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Arizona Promise Program

The Arizona Promise Program is a guaranteed scholarship for eligible students to cover Arizona public university tuition and fees, making higher education more accessible and affordable for more Arizona students and their families.

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Financial support for Arizonans

Arizona residents can benefit from several university and state aid programs designed specifically to ease any financial burden and make earning a college degree a possibility for all.

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FAFSA Updates

The U.S. Department of Education’s 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form has experienced roll-out delays and other issues. College Ready AZ provides up-to-date FAFSA information for impacted families.

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Finish Line to the FAFSA

Arizona is stepping up to encourage all high school seniors to reach the finish line by completing the FAFSA.

Completing the FAFSA opens doors to federal financial aid and numerous university scholarships, including the Arizona Promise Program. Unfortunately, federal delays and glitches with the FAFSA form have FAFSA submissions to plummet.

Let’s rally together to uplift and empower Arizona’s high school seniors, ensuring they receive the financial support they need by completing the FAFSA

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