Apply Here for $4,000 Scholarship

NOTE: AZEL is closed to those starting at an in-state university in the fall of this year (2015). The AZEL Program is available for those starting college in 2016 or later.

AZ Earn to Learn is a partnership with Arizona’s state universities and utilizes federal funding.  Students will be required to provide documentation to ensure their eligibility.

Click Here to Begin AZEL Application Process

Eligibility Requirements

  • Are you an Arizona resident and U.S. Citizen?

  • Are you planning to attend Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona?

  • Does your household earn less earn less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level or qualify for the Earn Income Tax Credit (Click here and scroll down for income table)

  • Does at least one person in your household earn income through employment?

  • Is your household net worth less than $10,000?  (Unsure? No problem! We will help you calculate this later in the process)

  • Are you willing to take a 3-hour online financial education class?

  • Are you willing to provide documentation to prove your income and assets?


Complete the Pre-application today! Space is limited and awarded on a first come first serve basis.

Please do not complete this pre-application more than once.

IMPORTANT: Applicants to the AZEL program should understand that this program requires ongoing, consistent participation during the application process. You will be asked to actively participate in online personal finance training, attend an interview appointment, submit income documentation, and consistently respond to communications via phone and specifically email throughout the entire process.

If accepted into the program, ongoing requirements include additional finance and college readiness training, consistent monthly savings, and regular contact with an AZEL success coach.