Participant Minimum Requirements

To be eligible, you must meet all the following requirements:

Income and Net Worth Eligible

Maximum Yearly Income per Household: 200% of 2018 Federal Poverty Level

Size of HouseholdGross Earned Income
More than 8Add $8,640 for each additional person

Income and Net Worth Eligibility Requirements:

A household must meet the income and net worth requirements when applying to the Earn to Learn program.

The term “household” means all individuals who share use of a dwelling unit as primary quarters for living and eating separate from other individuals.

In order to be income eligible, the applicant’s household must not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, unless the household received the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

In order to be net worth eligible the applicant’s household net worth must be less than $10,000. Household net worth is calculated by adding everything that the household owns (houses, cars, accounts, businesses, etc.) minus everything that the household owes.  The primary home and one motor vehicle will be excluded when calculating household net worth.

FAFSA-Eligible US Resident or Citizen

All students that enroll in Earn to Learn are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to attending the university.  In addition, students must have an expected family contribution (EFC) of less than $6,000.  Some students may qualify as an Eligible Non-Citizen.  To know if this applies to you, see the FAFSA eligible non-citizens guidelines. While students who enroll in Earn to Learn must complete the FAFSA, students do not have to complete the FAFSA as part of the application process. 

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Arizona Resident
  • Must have lived in Arizona for at least 3 months
  • Must be eligible for in-state tuition
  • Must have an Arizona state issued ID
  • If you are looking for IDA programs in your state click the link below
Earned Income
  • At least one person in your household must have earned income
  • What is Earned Income? Follow the link to find out.
Interested in Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University or University of Arizona

University Target Groups

  • UA: in state high school students and in state community college transfers
  • NAU: in state high school students, in state community college transfers, current Native American NAU students. Must be attending the Flagstaff campus
  • ASU: in state high school students, in state community college transfers,  in state high school students participating in C4C

Student must intend to be full time at one of these universities to be eligible.

  • If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must co-apply with you.

Southern Arizona Region

The Southern Region is made up of students from Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yuma Counties. Our Southern Regional Office is located in Tucson ... View All Southern Arizona Region Info

Central Arizona Region

The Central Region is made up of students from Gila and Maricopa Counties. Our Central Regional Office is located in Phoenix ... View All Central Arizona Region Info

Northern Arizona Region

The Northern Region is made up of students from Apache, Coconino, Mohave, Navajo and Yavapai Counties. Our Northern Regional Office is located in Flagstaff ... View All Northern Arizona Region Info