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Arizona State Aid Programs

Arizona Teacher Student Loan Program

The Arizona Teacher Student Loan Program is a need-based forgivable loan designed to financially support and encourage private college students who are Arizona residents to become teachers in an Arizona public school. Interested students must enter into an agreement to teach in an Arizona public school for every year loan funding is received.

The agreement also includes eligibility requirements, conditions for program participation, service obligations and repayment obligations. Students must be an Arizona resident, a citizen or legal resident of the United States or otherwise lawfully present in the United States, be admitted and enrolled as an undergraduate, graduate or postbaccalaureate student, and complete the FAFSA each year. 

To qualify:

  • Arizona resident.
  • Citizen or legal resident of the U.S. or otherwise lawfully present in the U.S.
  • Admitted and enrolled as an undergraduate, graduate or post baccalaureate student at a qualifying post-secondary institution.
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year enrolled in the Arizona Teacher Student Loan program.
  • Sign a student agreement that requires the student to meet eligibility requirements for the program and specifies continuing eligibility terms, post-graduation or post-certification service obligations and repayment obligations if a student fails to meet eligibility requirements for service obligations.
  • Loan recipients have a grace period of 12 months after graduation or earning their teaching credential to begin teaching. (Deferment is possible if the recipient of the loan is temporarily unable to work; is called to active military duty; is enrolled in a graduate degree program that requires delaying the teaching requirement; or is unable to fulfill the teaching requirement due to circumstances beyond their control.)

Questions About Admissions?
Contact the Office of Admissions at (602) 489-5300