Arizona State Resources
Arizona offers outstanding higher-education programs that are affordable and close to home. With three state universities, private colleges, comprehensive community colleges, and career colleges, Arizona higher education provides a broad range of options from which to choose.

Arizona Higher-Education Institutions

State Financial-Aid Programs

Important: To qualify for federal and state financial aid, you must file the FAFSA. To ensure priority consideration for Arizona state scholarships and grants, your FAFSA must be submitted online or received by June 30.

Special Programs

  • Arizona Workforce Connection offers "One-Stop Centers" as a single point-of-entry to a network of employment, training and educational programs and providers in each community.
  • Arizona adult-education programs could help you obtain your high-school equivalency diploma.
  • Arizona Workforce Connection links you to┬áthousands of new jobs daily posted by employers searching for someone like you.
  • Arizona Academic Scholars is a community-based incentive program targeted at the middle 50 percent of Arizona high-school students to motivate them to complete an academically enriched high-school course of study.
To qualify for in-state tuition rates, you must:
  • Have lived in Arizona for 12 consecutive months.
  • Show obvious intent to become a resident (motor vehicle registration, transfer of banking services, employment, etc.).
  • Demonstrate financial independence (veteran of military or not claimed on parent taxes).
Other general criteria may apply. Learn more.


Students must meet aptitude and academic competency requirements to be admitted to Arizona's University System.


College Goal Sunday. For help completing the FAFSA, attend College Goal Sunday in February.

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