Dual Credit students can accumulate college credits at a free or greatly reduced price which can shorten the amount of time and reduce the cost to complete a degree. AAF pledged to pay for one dual credit academic class each semester up to $220/student. Our support was designed to encourage all students to register and thereby guarantee sufficient participation to assure the viability of the new opportunity. AAF helped negotiate an extremely attractive GCC tuition schedule for dual credit students. Combined with the AAF subsidy, the cost of acquiring credits through the dual credit program is less than 20% of the cost of taking the same courses on campus as a freshman at one of the State universities. For the 2016–2017 academic year, AAF has paid $32,200 to provide Dual Credit courses for 113 Payson High School and Payson Center for Success Students resulting in 1,018 credits earned.