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2013-2014 Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions below apply to awards initially offered to students for the 2013-2014 academic year. Students who received offers for academic years other than the 2013-2014 academic year must visit the Terms and Conditions pertaining to your original award offer year from the Scholarship selection menu.

All-Arizona Academic Team Tuition Award 2013-2014

Award Amount Arizona Resident regular tuition. 2013-2014 tuition will be determined in late Spring 2013. Fees are not included.

Availability 10 consecutive undergraduate semesters or 60 undergraduate units, for fall and spring semesters only, based on semester renewal requirements

Deadline Admitted to the University of Arizona - UA Admission Application

Selection

The All-Arizona Academic Team Award is a highly competitive undergraduate tuition scholarship offered to a select number of community college transfer students planning to attend one of the three state Universities. The Arizona Board of Regents selects students from nominations made by Arizona community colleges.

Students using the award at one of the other State Universities may transfer the award to the UA, but the student must be meeting the renewal criteria of the scholarship. See "Transferring the Scholarship" below.


Eligibility

  1. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
  2. The award must be claimed within one year of the offer.
  3. Students must pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
  4. Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 UA units each fall and spring semesters.


Renewal Criteria

  1. Maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative UA grade point average each semester.
  2. Complete at least 6 UA units per semester.
  3. Consortiums, correspondence, audit, and units* from other institutions while attending The University of Arizona do not count toward the 6 units per semester.

 

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

  1. Students offered multiple awards designated for regular tuition cannot receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition from the combination of the awards. The regular tuition does not include differential tuition, fees, surcharges, room and board, books, or other expenses.
  2. This award cannot be combined with the Transfer Tuition Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Award, Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS), or an iPad.
  3. This award will be reduced if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR, a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.

 

 

QTR Example Using a $10,000 All-Arizona Academic Team Tuition** Award Offer
Tuition $10,000
QTR (75% reduction) $ 7,500
Tuition Due $ 2,500
All-Az Team Tuition Award** $ 2,500
Tuition Due (after award applied) $ 0

 

**All-Arizona Academic Team Tuition award reduced from $10,000 to $2,500 to cover the tuition balance due, covering the 100% cost of regular tuition.

How this Award is Applied

  1. This award is automatically applied to a student's UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes once the student is enrolled in 6 units at the University of Arizona, and the student's lawful presence has been verified (see Eligibility above).
  2. This scholarship is applied to UA tuition charged through the UA Bursar's Office. Tuition does not include fees, surcharges, room and board, books, or other expenses.


Reinstatement

  1. Students failing to contact OSFA before semester(s) of eligibility are over, lose the semester(s) of eligibility.
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee, prior to the appeal submission deadline.

Transferring the Scholarship

Students transferring from the UA must contact the other State Universities about the transfer process. Students transferring from one of the State Universities to UA must submit the following two items for review prior to the start of the semester in which the student intends to enroll at UA:

  1. Official transcript* from the school the student is transferring from.
  2. Copy of the All-Arizona Academic Team offer letter.

*Units completed at one of the other State Universities while utilizing the All-Arizona Academic Team tuition award will count toward the total 60 units covered by the award.


Deferments

  1. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of 60 units or 10 semesters, interrupted only by an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA).
  2. In addition to the Deferment Request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program (see below for details).


Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this award.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program or International Student Exchanges, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their scholarship deferment status prior to the start of the semester they plan to be away.
  3. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.


Withdrawal Policy

If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reviewed for reinstatement in future semesters. However, that semester in which the scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the 10 semesters (or 60 units) of eligibility. Students receiving other financial aid review the withdrawal policy here.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at askaid@email.arizona.edu or 520.621.1858.

Arizona Excellence Tuition Award 2013-2014

Award Amounts $5,000 to $15,000 per academic year + one-time iPad

Availability Four consecutive years (eight semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only, based on academic year renewal requirements.

Application A completed (including test scores) UA Admission Application for Fall 2013 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline Admitted by May 1, 2013.

Selection
The Arizona Excellence Tuition Award is a highly competitive undergraduate tuition scholarship offered annually to a select number of non-Arizona* high school graduates attending college for the first time immediately after high school graduation. Incoming freshmen who are homeschooled will be evaluated for merit aid based on portfolio/course work and ACT or SAT test scores submitted by the admission deadline.

  1. Award offers and values are based on high school merits.
  2. Test scores (SAT and/or ACT) are required and must be received by May 1, 2013.
  3. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an offer letter after all completed admissions application materials have been received by May 1, 2013.
  4. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  5. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring or summer.
  6. Awards are for undergraduate studies only.

Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be classified as a non-Arizona* resident for tuition purposes.
  3. Students must pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
  4. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
    Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total eight semesters.
  5. The award must be used beginning Fall 2013 semester.
  6. Complete 30 UA units per academic year.
  7. For iPad eligibility requirements, see iPad Terms & Conditions.

Renewal Criteria

Students must meet the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring and summer semesters) in order to receive the scholarship for the next academic year.

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona grade point average. Note that your UA GPA is not rounded or recalculated for scholarship purposes.
  2. Units:
    30 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 1st award year to receive Year 2 of award 
    60 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 2nd award year to receive Year 3 of award 
    90 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 3rd award year to receive Year 4 of award 
    Example: An incoming student that completes 3 UA units the summer prior to the first fall semester using the scholarship, 15 UA units during the 1st award semester (fall) and 12 UA units during the 2nd award semester (spring) of freshman year for a total of 30 UA units, and has maintained a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA is eligible for scholarship renewal.
    Qualifying units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses, and Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units.
    Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incomplete or I grades, consortium, Outreach College courses, correspondence, audit, course credit received from testing (including AP and CLEP credits) transfer units and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria by the end of the spring semester see Reinstatement section below.

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

  1. The National Scholars Award supersedes and cannot be combined with the Arizona Excellence Award.
  2. This award will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR, a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs (or waivers) are utilized. Students offered multiple awards designated for regular tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition. For example, if the cost of tuition is $10,000, the QTR amount is $7,500, and you have an Arizona Excellence Tuition Award of $5,000, your Arizona Excellence amount would be reduced to $2,500.
  3. This award cannot be combined with ROTC tuition awards, the GI Bill, and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  4. This award cannot be combined with the Transfer Academic Achievement Award or the Phi Theta Kappa Award.

  5. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are not eligible for this award.

*Residency Change

This merit award was offered based on residency during the student's freshman year. If during the eight semesters of eligibility the student's residency changes and the student still qualifies for renewal, the student will be reevaluated based on the merit review of the respective freshman cohort for a potential resident merit award. Students should contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid once residency changes for a reevaluation.

How the award is applied

  1. The award will disburse to a student's UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin, once the student's lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. Students are strongly encouraged to complete enough UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. This scholarship is applied to UA undergraduate tuition charged through the UA Bursar's Office. Tuition does not include program or mandatory fees, surcharges, differential tuition, room and board, books or other expenses. If your program does not charge tuition through the Bursar Account, you are ineligible to use this award toward your tuition charges.
  3. The total award amount is for the academic year which is evenly split between the fall and spring semesters. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.

Reinstatement

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
    Example: The Spring 2014 semester begins on January 15, 2014; therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 14, 2014.
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments

  1. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved Deferment Request from OSFA.
  2. iPad awards cannot be deferred. Please refer to the iPad Terms & Conditions section.
  3. In addition to the deferment request from OSFA, all scholars are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program, see Study Abroad & Student Exchange section for more information.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this award.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program or International Student Exchange, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their scholarship deferment status prior to the start of the semester they plan to be away.
  3. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Withdrawal Policy

If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reviewed for reinstatement in future semesters. However, that semester in which the scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the eight semesters of eligibility. Students receiving  other financial aid review the withdrawal policy here.

 Please direct all questions to OSFA at askaid@email.arizona.edu or 520.621.1858.

Arizona Leadership and iPad Scholarship

iPad pick-up details will be posted in July 2013. This award may not include a tuition award.

Application A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2013 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline Admitted by May 1, 2013.

Selection
The Arizona Leadership and iPad Scholarship is a highly competitive award offered to a select number of non-Arizona* high school graduates attending college for the first time in Fall 2013.

  1. An offer is based on high school merits.
  2. Offers are non-negotiable.
  3. The iPad must be redeemed in the beginning of Fall 2013. It may not be deferred for future use.

Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be classified as a non-Arizona* resident for tuition purposes.
  3. Enroll in a minimum of 12 UA units for the Fall 2013 semester.
  4. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.

Multiple Awards

  1. If a tuition award is offered the iPad may only be combined with the Arizona Excellence Tuition Award.
  2. A student cannot receive more than one iPad.

*Residency Change

This award is given only to students who are non-Arizona residents for tuition purposes. This award cannot be converted to a resident award. Residency is determined by the Residency Classification Office.


Please direct all other questions to OSFA at askaid@email.arizona.edu or 520.621.1858.

Bear Down Scholarship 2013-2014

Award Amount $1,000 per academic year to be applied toward undergraduate base tuition

Availability Three consecutive years (six semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only, based on academic year renewal requirements.

Application There is no formal application. This is an achievement scholarship offered to students who excel during their freshman year at UA.  The scholarship is given to students beginning their sophomore year and for two subsequent years of undergraduate study at UA if they meet the renewal requirements.

Deadline None

Selection

The Bear Down Scholarship is an undergraduate tuition scholarship offered to a select number of students who are pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. Students meeting the minimum requirements below will be considered.

  1. 2012-2013 students classified as a new or first time freshman.
  2. Students must successfully complete a total of 30 UA units during the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters.
  3. Students must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative UA GPA at end of spring 2013.
  4. Limited to students who have not been offered any other 2012-2013 merit award.
  5. Awards are for undergraduate studies only.


Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Students must pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
  3. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
    Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total six semesters.
  4. The award must be used beginning fall 2013 semester.
  5. Complete 30 UA units per academic year.

Renewal Criteria

Students must meet the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring and summer semesters) in order to receive the scholarship for the next academic year.

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona grade point average. Note that your UA GPA is not rounded or recalculated for scholarship purposes.
  2. Units:
    30 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 1st award year to receive Year 2 of award 
    60 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 2nd award year to receive Year 3 of award 
    90 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 3rd award year to receive Year 4 of award 
    Example: An incoming student that completes 3 UA units the summer prior to the first fall semester using the scholarship, 15 UA units during the 1st award semester (fall) and 12 UA units during the 2nd award semester (spring) of freshman year for a total of 30 UA units, and has maintained a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA is eligible for scholarship renewal.
    Qualifying units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses, and Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units.
    Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incomplete or I grades, consortium, Outreach College courses, correspondence, audit, course credit received from testing (including AP and CLEP credits) transfer units and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria by the end of the spring semester see Reinstatement section below.

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

  1. This award cannot be combined with any other UA tuition award offer.
  2. This award cannot be combined with ROTC tuition awards, the GI Bill, and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  3. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are not eligible for this award.
  4. This award may be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR, a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs (or waivers) are utilized. Students offered multiple awards designated for regular tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition.

 

QTR Example Using a $5,000 Bear Down Scholarship** Offer
Tuition $10,000
QTR (75% reduction) $ 7,500
Tuition Due $ 2,500
Bear Down Scholarship** $ 2,500
Tuition Due (after award applied) $ 0

**Bear Down tuition scholarship reduced from $5,000 to $2,500 to cover the tuition balance due, covering the 100% cost of regular tuition.

 
*Residency Change:

Students who change residency at any time during enrollment at the UA will not experience a change in their award. Residency is determined by the Residency Classification Office.

How the award is applied

  1. The award will disburse to a student's UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin, once the student's lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. Students are strongly encouraged to complete enough UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. This scholarship is applied to UA undergraduate tuition charged through the UA Bursar's Office. Tuition does not include program or mandatory fees, surcharges, differential tuition, room and board, books or other expenses. If your program does not charge tuition through the Bursar Account, you are ineligible to use this award toward your tuition charges.
  3. The total award amount is for the academic year which is evenly split between the fall and spring semesters. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.

Reinstatement

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for three consecutive years (six semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
    Example: The Spring 2014 semester begins on January 15, 2014; therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 14, 2014.
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments

  1. Eligibility for this tuition award is a total of six consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.
  2. In addition to the deferment request from OSFA, all scholars are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program, see below for more information.

 Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this award.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program or International Student Exchange, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their scholarship deferment status prior to the start of the semester they plan to be away.
  3. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA. Students are also advised to request a leave of absence if they will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Withdrawal Policy

If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reviewed for reinstatement in future semesters. However, that semester in which the scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the six semesters of eligibility. Students receiving other financial aid review the withdrawal policy here.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at askaid@email.arizona.edu or 520.621.1858.

Havasupai Promise Award 2013-2014

The Universities shall establish the "Havasupai Promise" scholarship program under which the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) Universities shall provide a total of 30 undergraduate scholarships on the terms and conditions set forth in this paragraph. The commitment to award the undergraduate scholarships (and the graduate scholarships described below) shall expire 25 years from the Approval Date (plus any additional years remaining on scholarships awarded within the 25 years) or prior to thereto if the last of the scholarships has been awarded and has reached its expiration date.

Award Amount

The Havasupai Promise Award will fund the estimated cost of tuition, mandatory fees, room and board and books through Federal and institutional grants, scholarships and by working approximately 10-12 hours a week.

Recipients of the Havasupai Promise Award shall be required to seek other non-loan financial support (by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid- FAFSA, by March 1st each year) offered by the Universities as well as Federal and State agencies. This support shall make up part of the Havasupai Promise Award.

Availability

  1. Four Undergraduate degree awards; each for five consecutive academic years.
  2. Five Graduate degree awards; each for three consecutive academic years.
  3. Fall and spring semesters only, based on academic year renewal requirements.

Application A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2013 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline FAFSA should be submitted by March 1, 2013

Selection A maximum of 4 eligible undergraduate Tribal Members and 5 graduate Tribal Members per year meeting applicable individual University's admission requirements (and thereafter, the requirements for maintaining the scholarship).

Eligibility

  1. Eligible Tribal Members include all currently enrolled Members of the Havasupai Tribe and their enrolled children from family households.
  2. Submit a 2013-2014 FAFSA by March 1, 2013.
  3. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  4. Open to both Arizona residents and non-residents for tuition purposes.
  5. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
    Note: Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total eligibility.
  6. The award must be used the fall semester immediately after the student graduates high school.

Renewal Criteria
Undergraduate

  1. GPA: 3.000 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, summer).
  2. Units: 24 completed UA units each academic year (12 per semester). Qualified units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses, and Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units. Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incomplete (I) grades, prior academic years, New Start, consortium, correspondence, audit courses, transfer units and units from other institutions.
  3. Submit a FAFSA by March 1st each year.

Graduate

  1. GPA: 3.000 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, summer).
  2. Units: 18 completed UA units each academic year (9 per semester). Qualified units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses, and Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units. Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incomplete (I) grades, prior academic years, New Start, consortium, correspondence, audit courses, transfer units and units from other institutions.
  3. Submit a FAFSA by March 1st each year.

Students not meeting the renewal criteria see the Reinstatement section below.

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

  1. This award amount can also include any of the following tuition awards if selected: the National Scholar Award, Arizona Excellence Tuition Award, Regent's High Honors Endorsement (AIMS) Award, Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award, or any Graduate Tuition/Assistance awards and Fellowships.
  2. This award will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR, a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs (or waivers) are utilized. Students offered multiple awards designated for regular tuition cannot receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition.

How the award is applied

  1. The award will disburse to the student's UA Bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin, once the student's lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full time (12+ units for undergraduates or 9 units for gradates) per semester at the UA.
  2. The total award amount is for the academic year , divided evenly between the fall and spring semesters. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.

Reinstatement

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for five consecutive undergraduate years and three consecutive graduate years total.
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
    Example: The Spring 2014 semester begins on January 15, 2014; therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 14, 2014.
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments

  1. Eligibility for this tuition award is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.
  2. In addition to the deferment request from OSFA, all scholars are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program, see below for more information.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this award.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program or International Student Exchange, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their scholarship deferment status prior to the start of the semester they plan to be away.
  3. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA. Students are also advised to request a leave of absence if they will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Withdrawal Policy

If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reviewed for reinstatement in future semesters. However, that semester in which the scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the ten semesters of eligibility. Students receiving other financial aid review the withdrawal policy here.

 Please direct all questions to OSFA at askaid@email.arizona.edu or 520.621.1858.

iPad Scholarship Award Fall 2013

Application A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2013 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline Admitted by May 1, 2013.

Selection

The iPad Scholarship is a highly competitive award offered to a select number of high school graduates attending college for the first time in Fall 2013.

  1. An iPad offer is based on high school merits.
  2. Offers are non-negotiable.
  3. An iPad Award must be redeemed in the beginning of Fall 2013. It may not be deferred for future use.

Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Enroll in a minimum of 12 UA units for the Fall 2013 semester.
  3. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
     

Multiple Awards

  1. The iPad award for 2013-2014 may only be combined with the following specific tuition awards if an offer was made: Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award, Arizona Excellence Tuition Award, or the National Scholars Award. 
                a. QTR: If you are offered one of the above scholarships, along with an iPad, and use your QTR,
                    the iPad will remain as part of the scholarship.
  2. The iPad award may not be combined with the Non-Resident Phi Theta Kappa Award or the Transfer Tuition Scholarship.
  3. A student cannot receive more than one iPad.
  4. An iPad award cannot be deferred for future semester's pickup, and must be picked up by the deadline.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu.

National Scholars Award 2013-2014

Award Amount

  1. Arizona Scholars: $15,000 per academic year + one-time iPad + one-time $1,500 Study Abroad Award
  2. Non-Arizona Scholars: $30,000 per academic year + one-time iPad + one-time $1,500 Study Abroad Award

Availability Four consecutive years (8 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements. Students who complete their undergraduate degree in less than 8 consecutive semesters may use the remaining semester(s) toward graduate or Pharmacy school costs at UA in the semester immediately following graduation. The $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award is a one-time award for a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad Program. See Study Abroad & Student Exchange section below.

Selection

This award is offered to the National Scholars who qualify by taking the Preliminary SATs (PSATs) in high school.
If you are a National Merit Finalist, you must declare the UA as your first school of choice with National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) by their deadline. Visit the NMSC website at http://www.nationalmerit.org/nmsp.php.

Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes (for the $15,000 award).
  3. Be classified as a non-Arizona resident for tuition purposes (for the $30,000 award).
  4. Students must pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
  5. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
    Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total 8 semesters.
  6. The award must be used beginning Fall 2013 semester, and the student must attend the UA the semester immediately after high school graduation.
  7. The one-time $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad* award may only be used for an Undergraduate UA-Sponsored Study Abroad Program.
  8. For iPad eligibility requirements, see iPad Terms & Conditions.

Renewal Criteria

Students must meet the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring and summer semesters) in order to receive the scholarship for the next academic year.

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona grade point average. Note that your UA GPA is not rounded or recalculated for scholarship purposes.
  2. Units:
    30 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 1st award year to receive Year 2 of award 
    60 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 2nd award year to receive Year 3 of award 
    90 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 3rd award year to receive Year 4 of award 
    Example: An incoming student that completes 3 UA units the summer prior to the first fall semester using the scholarship, 15 UA units during the 1st award semester (fall) and 12 UA units during the 2nd award semester (spring) of freshman year for a total of 30 UA units, and has maintained a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA is eligible for scholarship renewal.
    Qualifying units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses, and Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units.
    Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incomplete or I grades, consortium, Outreach College courses, correspondence, audit, course credit received from testing (including AP and CLEP credits) transfer units and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria by the end of the spring semester see Reinstatement section below.
  4. *Students utilizing the one-time $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award must be meeting the renewal criteria stated above. Also see the Deferments section below.

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

  1. Students offered multiple awards designated for base tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition from the combination of the awards. The base tuition amount does not include differential tuition, fees, surcharges, room and board, books, or other expenses.
  2. This award will be reduced by the amount of the Qualified Tuition Reduction amount (QTR, a benefit for faculty and staff), or by the amount of other tuition reduction programs.
  3. The $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award cannot be combined with the semester use of the $15,000 Resident Award or $30,000 Non-Resident Award while studying abroad. See Study Abroad and Student Exchange section below.
  4. This award supersedes and cannot be combined with the Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS), the Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award, or the Arizona Excellence Award.
  5. The UA National Merit Scholarship award package includes the college-sponsored, corporate-sponsored, or National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)-sponsored awards.
  6. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC tuition awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  7. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are not eligible for this award.

*Residency Change

This merit award was offered based on residency during the student's freshman year. If during the eight semesters of eligibility the student's residency changes and the student still qualifies for renewal, the student will be reevaluated based on the merit review of the respective freshman cohort for a potential resident merit award. Students should contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid once residency changes for a reevaluation.

How the award is applied

  1. The award will disburse to a student's UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin, once the student's lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. Students are strongly encouraged to complete enough UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. This scholarship is applied to UA undergraduate tuition charged through the UA Bursar's Office. Tuition does not include program or mandatory fees, surcharges, differential tuition, room and board, books or other expenses. If your program does not charge tuition through the Bursar Account, you are ineligible to use this award toward your tuition charges.
  3. The total award amount is for the academic year which is evenly split between the fall and spring semesters. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.

Reinstatement

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four (4) consecutive years (eight (8) semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
    Example: The Spring 2014 semester begins on January 15, 2014; therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 14, 2014.
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments

  1. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved Deferment Request from OSFA.
  2. iPad awards cannot be deferred. Please refer to the iPad Terms & Conditions section.
  3. In addition to the deferment request from OSFA, all scholars are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program, see Study Abroad & Student Exchange section for more information.
  4. If you are a National Merit Finalist, you also need to have an approved deferment from NMSC.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use the $15,000 or $30,000 scholarship while on the program, but not the $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award.
  2. UA Study Abroad and International Student Exchange Programs:
    -Students may not use the $15,000 or $30,000 award while abroad.
    -Students can use the one-time $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award. Contact our office to ensure your 
    -Students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges are not required to submit a deferment request or request a leave of absence from the UA (*Except they must request one from National Merit for National Merit Finalists). Students on these programs will be notified by email of their scholarship deferment status prior to the start of the semester they plan to be away.
  3. Students on Non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must submit a Deferment Request to OSFA and if you are a National Merit Finalist, request a leave from NMSC. Students are also advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while on a study abroad program.

Withdrawal Policy

If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes begin, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reviewed for reinstatement in future semesters. However, that semester in which your scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against your total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the 8 semesters of eligibility. If you have other financial aid, you must review the withdrawal policy here.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at  askaid@email.arizona.edu or 520.621.1858.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship 2013-2014

Award Amount:

  1. *Arizona Residents: $5,000 per academic year + one-time iPad
  2. *Non-Residents: $10,000 per academic year

Availability: Two consecutive years (4 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements.

Application: A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2013 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline: Admission Application completed by June 1, 2013.

Selection:

The Phi Theta Kappa Award is a highly competitive tuition scholarship offered to the very top Community College Transfer students pursuing their first bachelor's degree who have been a verified Phi Theta Kappa member in good standing for at least one year by the time of submission of the UA admission application. Offers will be based on funds available and the strength of the applicant pool. Other minimum requirements for consideration include the following, but they do not guarantee an offer:

  1. Have a minimum 3.50 recalculated cumulative college grade point average.
  2. Completed a minimum of 36 units at the time of UA admission application.
  3. Member in good standing with Phi Theta Kappa for at least one year by the time of submission of UA admission application.

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be classified as an *Arizona resident for tuition purposes ($5,000).
  3. Be classified as a *non-Arizona resident for tuition purposes ($10,000).
  4. Students must pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
  5. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
    Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total four semesters.
  6. Complete 30 UA units per academic year.

Renewal Criteria

Students must meet the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring and summer semesters) in order to receive the scholarship for the next academic year.

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona grade point average. Note that your UA GPA is not rounded or recalculated for scholarship purposes.
  2. Units:
    30 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 1st award year to receive Year 2 of award 
    Example: An incoming student that completes 3 UA units the summer prior to the first fall semester using the scholarship, 15 UA units during the 1st award semester (fall) and 12 UA units during the 2nd award semester (spring) of freshman year for a total of 30 UA units, and has maintained a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA is eligible for scholarship renewal.
    Qualifying units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses, and Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units.
    Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incomplete or I grades, consortium, Outreach College courses, correspondence, audit, course credit received from testing (including AP and CLEP credits) transfer units and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria by the end of the spring semester see Reinstatement section below.

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs:

  1. This award cannot be combined with the All-Arizona Academic Team Tuition Award, the Transfer Tuition Scholarship, or the Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS).
  2. The Non-Resident Phi Theta Kappa award cannot be combined with an iPad.
  3. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC tuition awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type an amount.
  4. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are not eligible for this award.
  5. This award will be reduced if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR, a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs (or waivers) are utilized. Students offered multiple tuition awards cannot receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition.

 

QTR Example Using a $5,000 Phi Theta Kappa** Award Offer
Tuition  $10,000
QTR (75% reduction) $  7,500
Tuition Due $  2,500
Phi Theta Kappa** $  2,500
Tuition Due (after award applied) $          0

**Phi Theta Kappa Tuition award reduced from $5,000 to $2,500 to cover the tuition balance due, covering the 100% cost of regular tuition.

*Residency Change:

This merit award was offered based on residency during the student's freshman year. If during the four semesters of eligibility the student's residency changes and the student still qualifies for renewal, the student will be reevaluated based on the merit review of the respective freshman cohort for a potential resident merit award. Students should contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid once residency changes for a reevaluation.

How the award is applied:

  1. The award will disburse to a student's UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin, once the student's lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. Students are strongly encouraged to complete enough UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. This scholarship is applied to UA undergraduate tuition charged through the UA Bursar's Office. Tuition does not include program or mandatory fees, surcharges, differential tuition, room and board, books or other expenses. If your program does not charge tuition through the Bursar Account, you are ineligible to use this award toward your tuition charges.
  3. The total award amount is for the academic year which is evenly split between the fall and spring semesters. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.

Reinstatements:

1: Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.

  • Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for two (2) consecutive years (four (4) semesters total).
  • Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.

Example: The Spring 2014 semester begins on January 15, 2014, therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 14, 2014.

2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments:

  1. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of four consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved Deferment Request from OSFA.
  2. iPad awards cannot be deferred. Please refer to the iPad Terms & Conditions section.
  3. In addition to the deferment request from OSFA, all scholars are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program, see Study Abroad & Student Exchange section for more information.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this award.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program or International Student Exchanges, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their scholarship deferment status prior to the start of the semester they plan to be away.
  3. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Withdrawal Policy

If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes begin, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reviewed for reinstatement in future semesters. However, that semester in which your scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against your total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the 4 semesters of eligibility. If you have other financial aid, you must review the withdrawal policy here.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at askaid@email.arizona.edu or 520.621.1858.

Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS) 2013-2014

Award Amount 25% of Arizona Resident base tuition. 2013-2014 tuition will be determined in late spring 2013. Fees are not included. Award will not increase with future annual tuition increases. Amounts for continuing students will remain the same as initial offer.

2013-2014 Award Amount: $2,347

Availability Four consecutive years (eight semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements.

Application A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2013 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline Admitted by May 1, 2013.

Selection

The Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award is one of our top undergraduate scholarship awards offered to a select number of students from Arizona* high schools who demonstrate outstanding performance determined by ABOR.

  1. For qualifications visit the ABOR website www.ade.state.az.us/asd/tuitionwaiver/.
  2. Additional information can also be obtained from your high school counselor.
  3. The award must be used by the spring semester of the student's freshman year.

Eligibility

  1. Meet the Arizona Board of Regent's requirements.
  2. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Be classified as an Arizona* resident for tuition purposes.
  4. Students must pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
  5. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
    Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total eight semesters.
  6. This award must be used in either the fall or spring semester of the academic year immediately following high school graduation.
  7. Complete 30 UA units per academic year.
  8. Students intending to transfer to or from the UA with this award, see Transfer section below.

Renewal Criteria

Students must meet the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring and summer semesters) in order to receive the scholarship for the next academic year.

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona grade point average. Note that your UA GPA is not rounded or recalculated for scholarship purposes.
  2. Units:
    30 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 1st award year to receive Year 2 of award 
    60 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 2nd award year to receive Year 3 of award 
    90 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 3rd award year to receive Year 4 of award 
    Example: An incoming student that completes 3 UA units the summer prior to the first fall semester using the scholarship, 15 UA units during the 1st award semester (fall) and 12 UA units during the 2nd award semester (spring) of freshman year for a total of 30 UA units, and has maintained a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA is eligible for scholarship renewal.
    Qualifying units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses, and Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units.
    Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incomplete or I grades, consortium, Outreach College courses, correspondence, audit, course credit received from testing (including AP and CLEP credits) transfer units and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria by the end of the spring semester see Reinstatement section below.

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

  1. This award cannot be combined with the Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award, Transfer Academic Achievement Award, or the Phi Theta Kappa Award.
  2. Students offered a Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award and Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award will receive the higher valued award automatically. The review will be completed in early to mid-August.
  3. The National Scholars Award supersedes and cannot be combined with the Regent's High Honors Award.
  4. Students offered multiple awards designated for regular tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition.
  5. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC tuition awards and some departmental tuition awards 
           depending on type and amount.
  6. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are not eligible for this award.
  7. This award will be reduced by the amount of the Qualified Tuition Reduction amount (QTR, a benefit for faculty and staff), or by the amount of other tuition reduction programs.

 

QTR Example Using a $5,000 Regent's High Honors (AIMS)** Award Offer
Tuition $10,000
QTR (75% reduction) $ 7,500
Tuition Due $ 2,500
Regent's High Honors (AIMS)** $ 2,500
Tuition Due (after award applied) $ 0

**Regent's High Honors Endorsement (AIMS) Tuition award reduced from $5,000 to $2,500 to cover the tuition balance due, covering the 100% cost of regular tuition.


*Residency Change

This award is given only to students who are Arizona residents for tuition purposes. Students who become classified as non-residents of Arizona at any time during enrollment at the UA will no longer qualify for this award. This award cannot be converted to a non-resident award. Residency is determined by the Residency Classification Office.

How the award is applied

  1. The award will disburse to a student's UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin, once the student's lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. Students are strongly encouraged to complete enough UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. This scholarship is applied to UA undergraduate tuition charged through the UA Bursar's Office. Tuition does not include program or mandatory fees, surcharges, differential tuition, room and board, books or other expenses. If your program does not charge tuition through the Bursar Account, you are ineligible to use this award toward your tuition charges.
  3. The total award amount is for the academic year which is evenly split between the fall and spring semesters. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.

Reinstatement

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
    Example: The Spring 2014 semester begins on January 15, 2014; therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 14, 2014.
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Transferring the Scholarship:

  1. As long as semesters of eligibility remain at the time of transfer, this award may be transferred to the UA from the other two State Universities by submitting, together, to the UA Scholarship and Financial Aid Office, proof the student is eligible for the award, and by submitting an official transcript showing the student is meeting the renewal criteria at the school from which the student is transferring from. The award amount will be the value of UA's tuition from the academic year the student was first eligible for the award.

    Mail to: UA Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
    ATTN: Scholarship Counselor - AIMS
    PO Box 210066
    Tucson, Arizona 85721-0066

     
  2. Renewal criteria for this award is according to the year it was first offered to the student and can be found at: ASU,NAU.
  3. Students with this award at UA intending to transfer to one of the other State Universities must contact those schools for their transfer policy.

Deferments

  1. Eligibility for this tuition award is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.
  2. iPad awards cannot be deferred. Please refer to the iPad Terms & Conditions section.
  3. In addition to the deferment request from OSFA, all scholars are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program, see below for more information.

Transfer Tuition Scholarship 2013-2014

Award Amounts 
$3,000 Arizona Resident
$5,000 non-Arizona Resident

Availability two consecutive years (four semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only, based on academic year renewal requirements.

Application A completed UA Transfer Admission Application for Fall 2013 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline Admitted by March 1, 2013.

Selection

The Transfer Scholarship is a highly competitive undergraduate tuition scholarship offered to a select number of transfer students who are pursuing their first bachelor's degree.

  1. Have a minimum 3.50 recalculated cumulative college grade point average
  2. Completed minimum of 36 units, and no more than 72 units, at the time of UA admission application from a community college
  3. Not a member of Phi Theta Kappa at current community college


Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Students must pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
  3. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
    Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total eight semesters.
  4. The award must be used beginning Fall 2013 semester.
  5. Complete 30 UA units per academic year.

 Renewal Criteria

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona grade point average by conclusion of the academic year. The academic year begins in fall and ends at the close of summer II.
  2. Units: 30 completed UA units each academic year. Qualified units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses, and Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units. Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grades, incomplete grades, prior academic years, New Start, consortium, correspondence, audit courses, course credit received from testing (i.e. AP, CLEP), transfer units and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria see the Reinstatement section below.

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

  1. This award cannot be combined with the Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS),the All-Arizona Academic Team tuition award or the Phi Theta Kappa Award.
  2. This award cannot be combined with ROTC tuition awards, the GI Bill, and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  3. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are not eligible for this award.
  4. This award will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR, a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs (or waivers) are utilized. Students offered multiple awards designated for regular tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition.

 

QTR Example Using a $5,000 Transfer Scholarship** Offer
Tuition $10,000
QTR (75% reduction) $ 7,500
Tuition Due $ 2,500
Transfer Scholarship** $ 2,500
Tuition Due (after award applied) $ 0

 **Transfer Scholarship reduced from $5,000 to $2,500 to cover the tuition balance due, covering the 100% cost of regular tuition.

*Residency Change

This merit award was offered based on residency during the student's freshman year. If during the four semesters of eligibility the student's residency changes and the student still qualifies for renewal, the student will be reevaluated based on the merit review of the respective freshman cohort for a potential resident merit award. Students should contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid once residency changes for a reevaluation.

How the award is applied

  1. Once the student's lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per semester) at UA, the award will disburse to the student's UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin.  However, this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to complete 30 UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. The total award amount is for the academic year, divided evenly between the fall and spring semesters. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.
  3. This scholarship is applied to UA tuition charged through the UA Bursar's Office. Tuition does not include fees, surcharges, room and board, books, or other expenses.

Reinstatement

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for two consecutive years (four semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement
    Example: The Spring 2014 semester begins on January 15, 2014; therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 14, 2014.
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments

  1. Eligibility for this tuition award is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.
  2. In addition to the deferment request from OSFA, all scholars are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program, see below for more information.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this award.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program or International Student Exchange, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their scholarship deferment status prior to the start of the semester they plan to be away.
  3. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA. Students are also advised to request a leave of absence if they will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Withdrawal Policy

If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reviewed for reinstatement in future semesters. However, that semester in which the scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the four semesters of eligibility. Students receiving  other financial aid review the withdrawal policy here.

Please direct all questions to OSFA at askaid@email.arizona.edu or 520.621.1858.

Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award 2013-2014

Award Amounts $1,000 to $10,000 per academic year + one-time iPad

Availability Four consecutive years (eight semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only, based on academic year renewal requirements.

Application A completed (including test scores) UA Admission Application for Fall 2013 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline Admitted by May 1, 2013.

Selection

The Wildcat Excellence Award is a highly competitive undergraduate tuition scholarship offered annually to a select number of Arizona* resident high school graduates attending college for the first time immediately after high school graduation. Incoming freshmen who are homeschooled will be evaluated for merit aid based on portfolio/course work and ACT or SAT test scores submitted by the admission deadline.

  1. Award offers and values are based on high school merits.
  2. Test scores (SAT and/or ACT) are required and must be received by May 1, 2013.
  3. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an offer letter after all completed admissions application materials have been received by May 1, 2013.
  4. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  5. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring or summer.
  6. Awards are for undergraduate studies only.


Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be classified as an Arizona* resident for tuition purposes.
  3. Students must pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
  4. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
    Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total eight semesters.
  5. The award must be used beginning Fall 2013 semester.
  6. Complete 30 UA units per academic year.
  7. For iPad eligibility requirements, see iPad Terms & Conditions.

Renewal Criteria

Students must meet the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring and summer semesters) in order to receive the scholarship for the next academic year.

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona grade point average. Note that your UA GPA is not rounded or recalculated for scholarship purposes.
  2. Units:
    30 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 1st award year to receive Year 2 of award 
    60 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 2nd award year to receive Year 3 of award 
    90 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 3rd award year to receive Year 4 of award 
    Example: An incoming student that completes 3 UA units the summer prior to the first fall semester using the scholarship, 15 UA units during the 1st award semester (fall) and 12 UA units during the 2nd award semester (spring) of freshman year for a total of 30 UA units, and has maintained a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA is eligible for scholarship renewal.
    Qualifying units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses, and Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units.
    Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incomplete or I grades, consortium, Outreach College courses, correspondence, audit, course credit received from testing (including AP and CLEP credits) transfer units and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria by the end of the spring semester see Reinstatement section below.

 Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

  1. This award cannot be combined with the Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS). Students offered both awards will receive the higher offer and may retain the iPad for Fall 2013.
  2. The National Scholars Award supersedes and cannot be combined with the Wildcat Excellence Award.
  3. This award cannot be combined with ROTC tuition awards, the GI Bill, and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  4. This award cannot be combined with the Transfer Academic Achievement Award or the Phi Theta Kappa Award.
  5. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are not eligible for this award.
  6. This award will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR, a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs (or waivers) are utilized. Students offered multiple awards designated for regular tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition.
QTR Example Using a $5,000 Wildcat Excellence** Award Offer
Tuition  $10,000
QTR (75% reduction) $  7,500
Tuition Due $  2,500
Wildcat Excellence** $  2,500
Tuition Due (after award applied) $          0

**Wildcat Excellence Tuition award reduced from $5,000 to $2,500 to cover the tuition balance due, covering the 100% cost of regular tuition.

 
*Residency Change

This merit award was offered based on residency during the student's freshman year. If during the eight semesters of eligibility the student's residency changes and the student still qualifies for renewal, the student will be reevaluated based on the merit review of the respective freshman cohort for a potential resident merit award. Students should contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid once residency changes for a reevaluation.

How the award is applied

  1. The award will disburse to a student's UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin, once the student's lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. Students are strongly encouraged to complete enough UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. This scholarship is applied to UA undergraduate tuition charged through the UA Bursar's Office. Tuition does not include program or mandatory fees, surcharges, differential tuition, room and board, books or other expenses. If your program does not charge tuition through the Bursar Account, you are ineligible to use this award toward your tuition charges.
  3. The total award amount is for the academic year which is evenly split between the fall and spring semesters. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.

Reinstatement

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
    Example: The Spring 2014 semester begins on January 15, 2014; therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 14, 2014.
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments

  1. Eligibility for this tuition award is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.
  2. iPad awards cannot be deferred. Please refer to the iPad Terms & Conditions section.
  3. In addition to the deferment request from OSFA, all scholars are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program, see below for more information.

 Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this award.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program or International Student Exchange, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their scholarship deferment status prior to the start of the semester they plan to be away.
  3. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA. Students are also advised to request a leave of absence if they will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Withdrawal Policy

If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reviewed for reinstatement in future semesters. However, that semester in which the scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the eight semesters of eligibility. Students receiving  other financial aid review the withdrawal policy here.

 

Please direct all questions to OSFA at askaid@email.arizona.edu or 520.621.1858.

International Tuition Award 2013-2014

Award Amounts $2,000-$10,000. Amounts for continuing students remain the same as initial offer.

Availability based on academic year renewal requirements; for fall and spring semesters only

  • Freshman - Four consecutive years (8 semesters total)
  • Transfer Students - Two consecutive years (4 semesters total)

Application A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2013 or UA Admission Application for Spring 2014 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline Fall - Admitted by May 1, 2013 & Spring - Admitted by October 1, 2013

Selection

  1. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an email from International Student Programs.
  2. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  3. The award must be used the semester for which it was first offered.
  4. Awards are not offered for any summer term.

Eligibility

  1. A limited number of merit-based scholarships will be awarded to students based upon their application for admission who demonstrate significant international experience during high school and who exhibit outstanding academic records.
  2. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300. Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total eight semesters.
  3. Complete 30 UA units per academic year.

Renewal Criteria

Students must meet the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring and summer semesters) in order to receive the scholarship for the next academic year.

  1. GPA: 3.25 cumulative University of Arizona grade point average. Note that your UA GPA is not rounded or recalculated for scholarship purposes.
  2. Units:
    30 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 1st award year to receive Year 2 of award 
    60 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 2nd award year to receive Year 3 of award 
    90 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 3rd award year to receive Year 4 of award 
    Example: An incoming student that completes 3 UA units the summer prior to the first fall semester using the scholarship, 15 UA units during the 1st award semester (fall) and 12 UA units during the 2nd award semester (spring) of freshman year for a total of 30 UA units, and has maintained a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA is eligible for scholarship renewal.
    Qualifying units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses, and Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units.
    Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incomplete or I grades, consortium, Outreach College courses, correspondence, audit, course credit received from testing (including AP and CLEP credits) transfer units and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria by the end of the spring semester see Reinstatement section below.

Multiple Tuition Awards

  1. This award covers a portion of non-resident tuition only. Tuition does not include fees, surcharges, room and board, books or other expenses.
  2. This award may not be combined with an iPad, National Merit Finalist, National Scholar, Transfer Academic Achievement Award, Phi Theta Kappa Award, some ROTC Tuition Awards, the Arizona-Sonoran Tuition Award, and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  3. This scholarship may be reduced each year the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) is utilized or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.
  4. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program are not eligible for this award.

How the award is applied

  1. The award will disburse to a student's UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin, once the student's lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. Students are strongly encouraged to complete enough UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. This scholarship is applied to UA undergraduate tuition charged through the UA Bursar's Office. Tuition does not include program or mandatory fees, surcharges, differential tuition, room and board, books or other expenses. If your program does not charge tuition through the Bursar Account, you are ineligible to use this award toward your tuition charges.
  3. The total award amount is for the academic year which is evenly split between the fall and spring semesters. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.

Reinstatements

    1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the spring semester may raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.25 and/or make up missing UA units in summer to have the scholarship reviewed for reinstatement. Students must contact Noelle Sallaz in International Student Programs prior to the start of the fall semester for this review.

    2. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the summer of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

    Deferments
    Eligibility for this scholarship is for consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a UA Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

    Study Abroad & Student Exchange

    1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this scholarship while on program.
    2. Study Abroad and International Student Exchange students may not use the award while abroad. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges are not required to submit a deferment request or a leave of absence. Students on these programs will be notified by email of their deferment status prior to the start of the semester(s) they plan to be away. Students on Non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must submit a deferment request to OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

    Withdrawal Policy

    If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes begin, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. This scholarship may be reinstated in future semesters; however, that semester in which your scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against your total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the 8 semesters of eligibility.

    Please direct all questions to OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu.

    The Terms and Conditions listed on this page may be updated in order to further clarify UA polcies and/or the use of each award.

    • Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, P.O. Box 210066, Tucson, AZ 85721
    • Phone: 520.621.1858
    • Fax: 520.621.9473