Scholarships | Funding | Deadlines


  •  College/University Application Deadlines:
    • Fall Semester: June 30
    • Spring Semester: November 30
    • Summer Semester: April 30
  •  Vocational Schools Application Deadlines:
    • April 30: School start date in May, June and July
    • July 31: School start date in August, September and October 
    • October 31: School start date in November, December and January 
    • January 31: School start date in February, March and April 


  • August 30: Summer-2nd semester/Fall-1st semester
  • January 30: Fall-2nd semester/Spring-1st semester
  • June 30: Spring-2nd semester/Summer-1st semester

Effective June 30, 2015, credit hour payments for program participants attending Arizona academic institutions, such as ASU, UofA, NAU and Maricopa Community Colleges, will be remitted to students three times per year in an effort to provide consistency and better customer service to program participants. 


Schools that are funded at 100% Tuition (conditions may apply):


The Higher Education department has researched and organized several scholarship opportunities that will benefit students needing financial aid for the 2017/18 school year. Download the scholarship list.

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Take some time reviewing the different scholarships available and please share the information with others!

Higher Education staff welcomes calls/emails for assistance with the FAFSA form or any scholarship applications and essays. Please call 480-362-2547 or email

*IMPORTANT: All students interested in applying for tuition assistance are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free of charge and gives students access to federal student aid to pay for colleges, universities and/or vocational schools. The FAFSA can also be used to apply for state grants and money from many colleges and universities across the nation.


Click here for more information about the Sister Tribes Academic Reward (STAR) Scholarship, which was created to provide additional financial support for the higher education of students of the Four Sister Tribes (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Gila River Indian Community, Ak-Chin Indian Community, Tohono O’odham Nation) in the State of Arizona. It is an academic scholarship designed to promote academic excellence among our students and must be earned. APPLICATIONS FOR THE STAR SCHOLARSHIP ARE DUE DECEMBER 15. Download the application here.

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