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What is the Arizona Promise Program?

  • The Arizona Promise Program provides financial assistance for students whose federal Pell grants or other financial aid don’t cover the cost of college tuition and fees.
  • The award amount is up to the actual cost of in-state tuition, mandatory fees and program fees after other financial aid.
  • Qualifying students are guaranteed their tuition, mandatory fees and program fees will be fully covered.

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Who is eligible for the Arizona Promise Program?

To qualify, a student must:

  • Be an Arizona resident.
  • Graduate from an Arizona high school with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1 of senior year of high school.
  • Qualify for ANY federal Pell Grant; timely complete the FAFSA application each year for renewal.
  • 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.)

How do I receive Arizona Promise Program funding?

  • 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.
  • The board and the universities are encouraging additional students who qualify for the program to enroll through a statewide awareness campaign.