1. Apply to ACU
2. Complete your FAFSA

To qualify for financial aid, all eligible students must complete the FAFSA.  First, create a FSA ID by visiting https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.  Then, begin the FAFSA by visitinghttps://fafsa.ed.gov/.

3. Sign up for Firestorm Foundations

All new students (freshmen and transfer) are expected to attend a summer Firestorm Foundations to learn about important enrollment information and register for classes. To sign up, RSVP here.

4. Apply for Housing/Dining

All full-time, unmarried students under the age of 23 are required to live on campus and have a meal plan. To secure housing/dining, login to arizonachristian.erezlife.com. The housing application requires a one-time, non-refundable Housing Application Fee. For more details contact the office of [email protected].

What is Firestorm Foundations?

Firestorm Foundations is a required one-day event for all new incoming students at Arizona Christian University (freshmen and transfer).  During Firestorm Foundations, students (and their families) will learn about what to expect the first year at ACU!

The event takes place on the campus of Arizona Christian University. Students and parents can choose from one of the following dates:

  • Friday, June 14, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. FULL
  • Friday, July 12, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Registration for Firestorm Foundations is NOW OPEN.  RSVP here

Note. Space on each Firestorm Foundations date is limited and is subject to a first registered, first served basis.  Please register now to reserve your spot!


What to Expect?

Firestorm Foundations
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.Check-InAdministration and Faculty Building
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.Information Session - open to students and parentsAT&T Auditorium
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Residence Hall ToursResidence Halls

Upon arrival, please feel free to sign up for a meeting with your EMS or admissions counselor for an advising meeting. There will be time to discuss financial aid clearance and class registration once the tour ends. The Tower Grill will be open if you would like to purchase lunch on campus.


What do I need to complete before attending Firestorm Foundations?

  • Application

  • Signed Scholarship Agreement (student-athletes)

  • Complete your FAFSA – FAFSA.gov

  • Master Promissory Note (MPN) (found on Studentloans.gov)

  • Entrance Counseling Form (EC) (found on Studentloans.gov)


Travel and Accommodations

Arizona Christian University Hotel and Conference Center
15249 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85306
(602)245-5553 – ask for Brittany
25% Discount offered to families of students


What if I cannot attend?

All new incoming students are expected to attend a Firestorm Foundations in order to receive all the necessary information needed for enrollment in August. Please contact your Enrollment Management Specialist as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.  Students unable to attend a Firestorm Foundations will not be able to register for classes until August during Welcome Week. Please email [email protected]edu as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.


Questions and Information

Sierra Sweet
Senior Coordinator of Student Success
[email protected]