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You know that a master’s degree can advance your career, but with work and other commitments, earning one can be challenging. Arizona State University is making it more affordable with a tuition scholarship exclusively for state employees throughout the State of Arizona, and easier on your schedule with online options. Learn about the Arizona Public Employee Scholarship Program.

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Arizona Public Employee Scholarship Program

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Browse ASU master’s degree programs. When you have chosen a master’s program to pursue, submit an application for graduate admission. Once admitted, fill out and submit the Arizona Public Employee Scholarship form.

If you have questions contact Corporate Enrollment Partnership Services at 480-965-3200.

Any ASU master’s program or JD, offered on-campus or online. But note that the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law does not have a part-time or evening JD program. Additionally, full-time employment is strongly discouraged while pursuing the JD. Potential JD applicants should contact ASU Graduate Admission Services before submitting an application.

The Program is designed to support government employees who have already completed their bachelor degree to continue and complete a master’s degree program at ASU. However, you are encouraged to pursue your undergraduate degree through ASU. ASU Online offers flexible degree programs for working adults and more than 18,000 transfer students attend ASU. You will also find that ASU offers a competitive tuition rate to resident students.

The Program offers scholarship aid equal to 10 percent of the base tuition rate for your degree program.

To participate, you must 1) be a state government employee 2) remain in an approved ASU degree program 3) meet the minimum standards required by applicable ASU graduate policies and procedures, including continuous enrollment, maintaining satisfactory academic progress and earning your degree within the program’s maximum time limit for graduation.

This program is intended for employees of the State of Arizona and an ADOA administrator must sign off on employment. Employees of Arizona State University or other state university system employees interested in an ASU degree program should explore the Qualified Tuition Reduction Program.

To remain eligible for the Program you must meet ASU’s Graduate College minimum GPA requirement of 3.00 on all GPAs. See more details here.

Graduate programs may require students to complete their degree within a certain time period. Please check your program of interest for its specific deadline.

Contact ASU Graduate Admission Services to see if credits you have previously earned will transfer to your master’s program of interest.

Phone: 480-965-6113
Fax: 480-965-5158

Or please email gograd@asu.edu.

Both; program degree options include on-campus and/or online instruction.

The program is open to State of Arizona employees, and not their dependents.

If your employment with the Arizona government terminates while you are in the process of completing your degree, you will no longer be eligible for the Arizona Public Employee Scholarship. However, you may complete the semester in which your employment terminated using the government employee scholarship. You will not be required to reimburse the tuition scholarship you received in previous semesters. You may also still continue your program of study at ASU without the government employee scholarship.

If you are an employee of the State of Arizona, you will need to complete the the required form with the Arizona Department of Administration. After a certifying official completes the form, you can submit it to Financial Aid and Scholarship Services through this landing page: https://students.asu.edu/forms/arizona-public-employee-scholarship. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing. You will be able to view your Arizona Public Employee Scholarship on your MyASU Finances tab.

If you have questions contact Corporate Enrollment Partnership Services at 480-965-3200.

The tuition scholarship form should be completed and submitted to the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) so it can be verified and sent to ASU prior to the first day of the academic semester. Please see the ASU academic calendar for important dates and deadlines.

It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the authorization and signature from the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA). State employees should send their completed forms awaiting employment verification to Matthew DeLeon at matthew.deleon@azadoa.gov. After obtaining the appropriate signatures, please submit your form to https://students.asu.edu/forms/arizona-public-employee-scholarship and watch your MyASU Finances tab for your Arizona Public Employee Scholarship. If however, it is determined the student is no longer an active Arizona government employee, the student will be responsible for all billed tuition and fees. Students are encouraged to review their ASU student account periodically by logging into their MyASU account and selecting the “Finances” link to review all student account transactions and balance information.

For more information or if you have a questions, contact the Corporate Enrollment Partnership team at 480-965-3200 or by emailing corporatepartnerscholarship@asu.edu.

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