The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is used to determine your eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid.
The best way to complete the FAFSA is online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. An online FAFSA is processed faster and and you have less of a chance of making an error on the application that could result in delays.
To receive maximum consideration for all available aid it is recommended that you have your FAFSA completed as early as possible. Check with your college or university to learn of any FAFSA deadlines at the school.
Apply for State Aid online at the Arizona State Student Financial Aid Web Portal www.azgrants.gov.
Speak with your high school guidance counselor (if still in high school) to learn of any scholarship opportunities available through the high school.
Speak with the financial aid/scholarship office at your college/university (or those that you are interested in attending) to learn of any aid offered by the school.
Search for scholarships (information found in the Scholarships 411 section)