A college education has become a significant expense for most families and requires careful planning. Whatever your financial situation is, we encourage you to use this information to help you understand college funding so you can navigate the financial aid process with greater ease.

State Financial Aid

States provide many financial aid opportunities to help ease the cost of a college education. Please select the state you reside in to learn about state sponsored internships, scholarships and financial aid programs for undergraduate students and assistantships, fellowships, and residency programs for graduate and professional students.


For more detailed information on state financial aid programs contact:

Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education
2020 North Central Avenue, Suite 650
Phoenix, Arizona 85004-4503
Telephone (602) 542-7230
Fax (602) 258-2483


The following are financial aid programs available to students who are residents of the state of Arizona.

Arizona Leveraging Education Assistance Partnership (AzLEAP)

The Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (AzLEAP) establishes a state and institutional partnership to provide student financial assistance in the form of need-based grants to low-income, undergraduate, Arizona resident students who have demonstrated substantial financial need, enabling students to attend postsecondary institutions in the State of Arizona. The grant is awarded by each participating institution. The maximum AzLEAP award for the academic year is $2,500 however; the average amount awarded is $1,000 for the academic year.


Must be an Arizona resident that is attending a participating eligible Arizona postsecondary educational institution as either a full-time or half-time undergraduate or graduate level student that can demonstrate financial need.

Contact your school’s financial aid office for an application.