Affordability for Arizonans

A promise to make college more affordable for Arizonans

The Arizona Board of Regents’ promise to Arizona residents is to “increase postsecondary access and attainment for Arizona students, to seek solutions to societal challenges and to do both while increasing quality, affordability and efficiency.” What does this mean for you? If you’re an Arizona resident with the desire to earn a college degree, it means there are programs in place to help you.

Scholarship programs

Arizona Promise Program

The Arizona Promise Program is a guaranteed scholarship that provides financial assistance for qualified students whose federal Pell Grants don’t cover the cost of college tuition and fees.

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Arizona Teachers Academy scholarship

The Arizona Teachers Academy offers tuition coverage for students who earn a degree or certification, and agree to teach in Arizona schools. You’ll have a job waiting when you graduate.

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The Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership – AzLEAP – offers need-based grants that are available to undergraduate, low-income, Arizona resident students with substantial financial need (eligible for the Pell Grant through the FAFSA). The maximum AzLEAP award per academic year is $2,500; average amounts awarded are $1,000 for the year.

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Veteran Spouses

The Veterans Spouses program is for spouses of honorably discharged veterans enrolled in their first degree program at an Arizona public university or participating community college. Veteran spouses are eligible to receive free tuition on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Loan Assistance Programs

Loan assistance available for veterinarians

The Arizona Veterinary Loan Assistance Program (AVLAP) provides loan assistance for veterinarians who work in Arizona for at least four years. Veterinarians must be accepted into the program and enter into an agreement with the Arizona Board of Regents before receiving assistance. Funding is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Arizona Teacher Student Loan Program

Students attending private colleges can take advantage of the Arizona Teacher Student Loan Program. The current program expands eligibility to more students, simplifies the teaching requirements to any Arizona public school and shortens the teaching service obligation to a term equal to the number of years of loan received.

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