Alabama Student Assistance Program

The Alabama Student Assistance Program is funded by both the state and the federal Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) Program, which provides funds to the state to help those undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need. This program is administered by the state but also is funded with matching federal dollars. It is the state’s only need-based student aid program for residents attending postsecondary education institutions in Alabama. During 2009-10, a total of $5,204,129 was distributed through 7,457 awards.