The Dual Enrollment Grant program is offered for high school students attending Maricopa Community Colleges in dual enrollment programs. High School students not in dual enrollment programs may apply for financial aid through the Maricopa Grant Program.
Student recipients must demonstrate financial need by completing the Dual Enrollment Grant Application Form and providing documentation of household income using the most recent years signed income tax return for the student and the parent or guardians. The need for financial assistance will be indicated if household income falls below 200 percent of the U.S. Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines.
Student recipients from households that do not file income tax returns may demonstrate financial need if they provide documentation that they, their parents or a household member received benefits from any of the following federal benefits program:
- Supplemental Social Security,
- Food Stamps,
- Free or Reduced Price Lunch,
- TANF, or WIC.
Student is an Arizona resident or has lawful immigration status and is classified as a resident for tuition purposes; student must document residency status in accordance with lawful presence regulations.
Grant awards may be applied toward resident tuition and registration fees in dual enrollment courses only, and will cover a maximum of eight credit hours per student per year. Students are responsible for all other fees and charges.
Students must complete the first semester in which they enroll with a grade of A, B, or C in order to receive financial assistance for the following semester. Withdrawal from a course funded by a Dual Enrollment Grant after the last date for Official Course Withdrawal will disqualify a student for any additional grant awards while in high school. A disqualified student may request reconsideration for financial aid based on extenuating circumstances. The award of additional aid will be at the college's discretion.