Arizona students should plan to complete some type of education beyond high school. Arizona’s colleges and universities offer a wide variety of education options to fit the unique needs of students. Options include:

Bachelor's Degrees: Bachelor’s degrees (or baccalaureate degrees) are typically awarded to students who complete a 4-year period of study at a college or university. Students take classes in their career field and general education subject areas. Bachelor’s degree students often qualify for state and federal financial aid.

Associate Degrees: Associate degrees are typically awarded to students who complete a 2-year period of study at a college. These degrees are often required for technical fields, but students can also pursue 2-year degrees in business or other professional careers. Associate degree students are often eligible for financial aid.

Certificate or Licensing Programs: Certificate or licensing programs are specialized plans of study that are usually intended for students pursuing a trade. Most programs can be completed in a matter of months.

Provided below are resources for graduating high school seniors, intended to be useful guides on how to apply to college, take next steps, apply for financial aid, and get ready for college.

Apply to College

Next Steps

Financial Aid