Higher Education Assistance Program

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Hello, Students!

Congratulations on your decision to continue your education. The Higher Education Assistance Program is more than a financial assistance program. Our advisors are here to assist you in your academic success. Each student is unique, and all students require assistance. HEAP is here to procure additional financial aid resources, network with Yaqui students, and identify other resources to aid you. The application will open on November 1, 2023, if you seek financial aid. Deadlines are as follows:

The spring application window is November 1, 2023 through January 6, 2024

The fall application window is June 1, 2024, through August 31, 2024



Higher Education Assistance Program Ordinance 


Our Spring 2023 application is open! To complete your application, please have the following and email to

  • HEAP application.
  • W-9 (original signature required)
  • Official Transcripts for any college or university attended.
  • Degree Plan, DARS, SAPR, Advisement Check Sheet, or Advisement Report (MUST be obtained from student web portals and contain student’s name and field of study/major consistent with application)
  • Schedule of Classes
  • Tuition Bill and Required Book Prices
  • Copy of your HS Diploma or GED (for all NEW and RETURNING students)
  • Tribal Enrollment Verification
All documents must be in PDF format. Application documents must also include any/all student identifiers such as name and student ID number. Screenshots will not be accepted and will delay the review process. If you require any assistance, please contact the HEAP office for accommodations.

After submission of your application, contact your Education Assistance Specialist. You may also submit it in person or by postal mail* to the following address: 

*Application must physically be in the office by the due date

Pascua Yaqui Education Services 

7474 S. Camino de Oeste 

Tucson, Arizona 85757 

Phone: 520-879-5706 


Pascua Yaqui Education Services 

9405 S. Avenida del Yaqui 

Guadalupe, Arizona 85283 

Phone: 480-768-2082 


If you have any questions, you may call (520) 883-5056 in Tucson.