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Information for the Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership


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 2012-2013 Academic Year

The following Arizona Institutions are participating in the AzLEAP Program for the 2012-2013 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

Grand Canyon University

Arizona Christian University

ITT- Technical Institute, Phoenix West Campus

Arizona College

ITT- Technical Institute, Tempe Campus

Arizona State University

ITT- Technical Institute, Tucson Campus

Arizona Western College

Kaplan College, Phoenix

Art Institute of Phoenix

Mesa Community College

Central Arizona College

Mohave Community College

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Northern Arizona University

Cochise College

Northland Pioneer College

Coconino Community College

Paradise Valley Community College

Collins College

Phoenix College

Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences

Pima Community College

Cortiva Institute – Tucson Campus

Pima Medical Institute

DeVry University

Refrigeration School

Dine College

Rio Salado Community College

Eastern Arizona College

Scottsdale Community College

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

South Mountain Community College

Estrella Mountain Community College

University of Advancing Technology

Everest College, Mesa

University of Arizona

Everest College, Phoenix

University of Phoenix

Gateway Community College

Yavapai College

Glendale Community College