Education Support
Jump Start Program

Jump Start Program

Arizona Career Pathways (ACP) is partnering with the City of Phoenix
and Maricopa Community Colleges on a project that provides
individuals with free tuition, monthly stipends, and employment
assistance when enrolled in eligible training programs across the 10
Maricopa Community Colleges.

This project is designed to assist individuals whose employment or
household income was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. ACP is
now enrolling and the project will continue through December 2024.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

WHO’S ELIGIBLE?

  • Employment or household income impacted by COVID
  • Must be eligible for in-state tuition
  • Must enroll in an approved eligible program at a Maricopa Community College

Phoenix residents eligible for in-state tuition (resident for at least one year)
who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic under one of the
following circumstances since March 2020:

  • Household income is reduced due to lost wages or reduced work hours
  • Currently is or has been unemployed
  • Qualified for unemployment or pandemic insurance benefits
  • Laid off or furloughed from job
  • Stopped working to care for a sick household member
  • Loss of child or spousal support
  • Stopped working to care for children home from school or daycare

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

  • Career navigation services
  • Streamlined admission and enrollment
  • Up to $5,000 for tuition, books, and fees
  • Up to $500 for training-related expenses
  • Monthly stipends for the duration of the student’s educational program
  • (up to 6 months)
    • $1,500/month for students with a dependent that is 13 years old
    • or younger
    • $1,000/month for all other students
  • Employment assistance
  • Up to $500 for job search expenses upon successful completion
  • Applied Technology
  • Behavioral Science and
  • Human Services
  • Business, Entrepreneurialism
  • and Management
  • Computer and Information
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Health Sciences

Contact Information:

Arizona Career Pathways
108 N. 40th Street
South Building, Room 1146
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Staff

Chris Payne
chrisp@azcareerpathways.org
Ashley May
amay@azcareerpathways.org

Julia Hack
jhack@azcareerpathways.org
Laura Gonzalez (Para Español)
lgonzalez@azcareerpathways.org

Get Application here

Arizona Career Pathways (a 501c 3 organization) is an initiative of Valley Interfaith Project