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Maricopa Tuition Assistance Grant

The 2021-2022 Maricopa Grant Applications for Tuition Assistance are now available.

The Maricopa Grant Program is offered to eligible Arizona high school students attending Maricopa Community Colleges in Dual or Concurrent Enrollment courses. It is a form of tuition assistance available to those students who demonstrate financial need. Proof of financial need does not guarantee funding. Awarding of the Maricopa Grant is based on the availability of funds.

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services 2021 Poverty Guidelines Financial Need Indicated at 200% of Guideline
Persons in Family Poverty Guideline 200%
1 $12,880 $25,760
2 $17,420 $34,840
3 $21,960 $43,920
4 $26,500 $53,000
5 $31,040 $62,080
6 $35,580 $71,160
7 $40,120 $80,240
8 $44,660 $89,320
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,540 for each additional person.
  • 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 and/or concurrent 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 and/or concurrent 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.

How to Apply

All applications must provide Documentation of Financial Need:

A copy of the 2020 Federal Income Tax Return, or copy of the Tax Return Transcript from the parent or guardians to document household income.
Award letter of household member’s participation in any of the following benefits programs: Free or Reduced Lunch, Supplemental Social Security, Food Stamps, TANF, WIC or AHCCCS.

Dual Enrollment

Application Deadline is Friday, February 4, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.*

* Extensions may be granted on an individual basis. Please contact

Concurrent Enrollment

If you are a high school student enrolled in Scottsdale Community College Concurrent Enrollment, you may apply for the Concurrent Enrollment Assistance Grant to assist with tuition and registration fees. Tuition Assistance is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please complete the Concurrent Enrollment Tuition Assistance Grant Application and upload to the Dual/Concurrent Form Upload.

Application Priority Deadline is Friday, February 4, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.

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