Arizona Promise Program

Achieve the future you deserve, tuition free. That’s the Arizona Promise.

The Arizona Promise Program is a guaranteed scholarship program for eligible Arizona residents that ensures all tuition and fees are covered at Arizona’s public universities. This statewide financial aid program is making higher education more accessible and affordable for Arizona students and families.

Financial assistance

The Arizona Promise Program covers tuition and fees for qualifying low-income Arizona students with federal Pell Grants.

Award amount

The award amount is up to the actual cost of in-state tuition, mandatory fees and program fees after other financial aid. Students are eligible for Promise funding for up to eight academic semesters.

Tuition and fees covered

Qualifying students are guaranteed their tuition, mandatory fees and program fees will be fully covered at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University or the University of Arizona. Housing, meal plans, parking or books are not covered.

 

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Minimum GPA

Students must be an Arizona resident and graduate from an Arizona high school with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Complete and submit the FAFSA

Students must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by May 1 of senior year of high school and qualify for ANY federal Pell Grant; timely complete the FAFSA application each year for renewal.

Admitted and enrolled

Students must be admitted and enroll as a first-time, full-time, on-campus degree seeking student at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University or the University of Arizona in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. (Some gaps in enrollment, such as for military service, may be allowed. Please check with the universities.)

Arizona Promise Program FAQs

After submitting a university admission application and the FAFSA, there is no separate application needed for the Arizona Promise Program. Eligible students automatically receive funding through the program, ensuring the cost of in-state tuition, and mandatory and program fees are covered.

No, only tuition and mandatory and program fees are included. The award amount is up to the actual cost of in-state tuition, mandatory fees and program fees after other financial aid.  Visit the universities’ tuition and fee webpages for information on mandatory and program fees.

There is no specific age limit. The program is available for students who enroll at an Arizona public university in the semester immediately following graduation from an Arizona high school.

Review these FAQs; if you still have unanswered questions, please contact a representative at the university you are interested in attending.

Hear what students are saying about the Arizona Promise Program

Northern Arizona University

Email Financial Aid

Email: admissions@nau.edu
Phone: (928) 523-4951

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University of Arizona

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Email: Via this link
Phone: (520) 621-1858

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