ACP's JumpStart Program

Tuition and 1:1 Support to Prepare
You for In-Demand Careers.


JumpStart is offered in partnership with Maricopa County Community Colleges and the City of Phoenix and provides individuals with tuition, monthly stipends, and employment assistance when enrolled in eligible programs across the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges. JumpStart is designed to assist individuals living in the City of Phoenix whose employment or household income was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Students are expected to complete short-term training certificates and re-enter the workforce or obtain a better work opportunity.


JumpStart will continue through December 2024, subject to funding availability.



What's Included?

• 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)

       o $1,500/month for students with a dependent that is 13 years old or younger
       o $1,000/month for all other students

• Employment assistance
• $250 upon certification completion and $250 job-related expenses

Who's Eligible?

Phoenix residents eligible for in-state tuition 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

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