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 Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education
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Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (AzLEAP)

Program Description:

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.

Minimum Qualifications for Student Grant Awards:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible noncitizen
  • Must be a resident of Arizona
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate student in a regionally or nationally accredited Arizona postsecondary institution
  • Must have substantial financial need (be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant) as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by the institution

Participating Institutions in the AzLEAP Program for the 2013-2014 Academic Year

The following Arizona Institutions are participating in the AzLEAP Program for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Students may inquire about the application and awarding process for AzLEAP through the student financial assistance office at their institution.

American Indian College of the Assemblies of God Glendale Community College
Arizona Christian University Grand Canyon University
Arizona College ITT- Technical Institute, Phoenix West Campus
Arizona State University Mesa Community College
Arizona Western College Mohave Community College
Art Institute of Phoenix Northern Arizona University
Brown Mackie College, Phoenix Northland Pioneer College
Brown Mackie College, Tucson Paradise Valley Community College
Central Arizona College Phoenix College
Chandler-Gilbert Community College Pima Community College
Cochise College Pima Medical Institute
Coconino Community College Prescott College
Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences Refrigeration School
DeVry University Rio Salado Community College
Dine College Scottsdale Community College
Eastern Arizona College South Mountain Community College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University University of Advancing Technology
Estrella Mountain Community College University of Arizona
Everest College, Mesa University of Phoenix
Everest College, Phoenix Yavapai College
Gateway Community College