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  FALL 2020 SEMESTER & CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE:   The SCC campus is open on a limited basis for in-person classes or those with an appointment. All other classes and student support services are available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Dual Enrollment Grant

The 2020-2021 Maricopa Grant Applications for Tuition Assistance is now available.

The Maricopa Grant Program is offered to eligible Arizona high school students attending Maricopa Community Colleges in Dual Enrollment Programs. It is a form of tuition assistance available to those students who demonstrate financial need. Students can demonstrate financial need by completing the Dual Enrollment Grant Application. Proof of financial need does not guarantee funding. Awarding of the Maricopa Grant is based on the availability of funds. Students must be an Arizona resident, have lawful immigration status and be classified as a resident for tuition purposes; students must document residency status in accordance with lawful presence regulations.

Application Requirements: All applicants must demonstrate financial need as defined by the (US Department and Human Services Poverty Guidelines).

2020 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia
Persons in Family/Household Poverty Guideline 200%
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person
1 $12,760 $25,520
2 $17,240 $34,480
3 $21,720 $43,440
4 $26,200 $52,400
5 $30,680 $61,360
6 $35,160 $70,320
7 $39,640 $79,280
8 $44,120 $88,240

Only for student recipients providing documentation of household income using the 2018 or 2019 Federal Income Tax Return, or copy of the Tax Return Transcript from the parent or guardians. Financial need will be indicated if household income falls below 200% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines.

  • Under Arizona state law, a person who is not a United States citizen or who is without lawful immigration status may not receive tuition assistance through the Maricopa Grant Program. Only those with a lawful presence in the US may qualify for Maricopa County Community College District scholarships or federal financial aid. Any information you provide about your legal status when you apply for financial aid or scholarships may be subject to mandatory reporting to federal immigration authorities under AZ law.
  • The Maricopa Grant may be applied toward resident tuition and registration fees in dual enrollment courses only. Students are responsible for all other fees and charges.
  • The Maricopa Grant may cover a maximum of twelve credit hours per student per year for all Maricopa Community College dual enrollment courses (number of credits depends on college budget and funding).
  • Students must complete the first semester in which they enroll with a grade of A, B, or C in order to be eligible to receive the Maricopa Grant for the following semester.
  • Withdrawal from a course funded by the Maricopa Grant program after the last date for Official Course Withdrawal will disqualify a student for any future tuition assistance while in high school. A disqualified student may request reconsideration based on extenuating circumstances. The awarding of aid will be at the college’s discretion.

Please be advised, that notification of award or denial will be sent via email after an eligibility evaluation.

Application Deadline is September 4, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.