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2018 - 2019 Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions below apply to awards initially offered to students for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students who received offers for academic years prior to 2018-2018 must visit the Terms and Conditions pertaining to your original award offer year from the Scholarship selection menu.

All-Arizona Academic Team Tuition Award 2018-2019

Award Amount Arizona Resident base tuition for 2018-2019 will be determined late in the Spring 2018 semester. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs.

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 and pursuing their first Bachelor degree. 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.

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

Eligibility

  1. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
  2. The award must be used at UA within one year of the original offer.
  3. Students must be 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. 
    Qualifying units include: 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 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 base tuition from the combination of the awards. The base tuition does not include differential tuition, fees, surcharges, room and board, books, or other expenses.
  2. This award cannot be combined with any other tuition based award, including the Transfer Tuition Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Award, UA Bridge Scholarship, or the Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS).
  3. 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 base tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of base tuition.
QTR Example Using a $10,000 All-AZ Academic Team** Award Offer
Base Tuition $10,000
QTR (75% reduction) $ 7,500
Tuition Due $ 2,500
All-Az Academic** $ 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 base 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 program or mandatory fees, surcharges, differential tuition, 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 and supporting documents (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

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. Students must visit the Office of the Registrar website in order to determine enrollment eligibility upon return to the UA.

National Student Exchange & Study Abroad

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan B may use this award toward their UA tuition charges through the Bursar account.
  2. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan A may not use this award during semester(s) on the program. However, students on a UA National Student Exchange program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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 may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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.
  4. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.

 

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 original 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.

Arizona Excellence Tuition Award 2018-2019

Award Amounts $2,000 to $35,000 per academic year

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 including your 6th semester core unweighted high school GPA (4.0 scale).
  2. Submit test scores (SAT and/or ACT) by May 1, 2018 for additional merit review.
  3. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an offer letter once all completed admissions application materials have been submitted before the deadline.
  4. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions and remain the same as the initial offer for continuing students, even if a student improves their UA GPA.
  5. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring.
  6. Awards are for undergraduate studies only.

Availability Four consecutive years (eight semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only, based on academic year renewal requirements. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs. Students who complete their undergraduate degree in less than 8 consecutive semesters may use the remaining semester(s) toward graduate tuition (only) at UA in the semester immediately following graduation. Students who meet the aforementioned criteria may notify the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid once admitted to a UA Graduate Degree-Seeking program and enrolled as a full-time Graduate student.

Application A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2018 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline Completed application by May 1, 2018.

 

Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be classified as a non-Arizona* resident for tuition purposes.
  3. Students must be 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 2018 semester.

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 (or vice versa), 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, Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units, prior academic year units and New Start courses.
    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 may be combined with the Arizona Excellence 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. This award cannot be combined with the Transfer Tuition Award or the Phi Theta Kappa Award.
  4. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are not eligible for this award.
  5. 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 base tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of base tuition.
QTR Example Using a $12,500 Arizona Excellence** Award Offer
Base Tuition   $30,000
QTR (75% reduction) $22,500
Tuition Due $  7,500
Arizona Excellence** $  7,500
Tuition Due (after award applied) $          0
 

**Arizona Excellence Tuition Award reduced from $12,500 to $7,500 to cover the tuition balance due, covering the 100% cost of base 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. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
    - 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.
  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 and supporting documents (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeals 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. Students must visit the Office of the Registrar website in order to determine enrollment eligibility upon return to the UA.

 

National Student Exchange & Study Abroad

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan B may use this award toward their UA tuition charges through the Bursar account.
  2. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan A may not use this award during semester(s) on the program. However, students on a UA National Student Exchange program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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 may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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.
  4. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.

 

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.

Dean's Distinction Award 2018-2019

Award Amount $1,000 

Selection

The Dean's Distinction Award is an additional scholarship opportunity for Arizona resident students who challenged themselves with a rigorous curriculum in the 16 core courses. Through a holistic review, students who have taken a high level of rigorous coursework will be considered for the Dean's Distinction Award, a $1,000 cash award toward first year expenses. Students should include any rigor when applying for admission and complete an admission application by May 1, 2018 to be considered.

  1. Award offers are based on rigorous high school curriculum (i.e. AP or IB courses etc.).
  2. Students selected for this scholarship will receive a certificate of the award from the Office of Admissions.
  3. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  4. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring.
  5. Awards are for undergraduate studies only.

Availability One-time, non-renewable award offer for the 2018-2019 academic year. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs.

Application A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2018 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline Completed application by May 1, 2018

Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be classified as an Arizona* resident for tuition purposes.
  3. Students must be pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
  4. The award must be used beginning Fall 2018 semester.

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

  1. This cash award is stackable and can be combined with all other UA merit offers.

*Residency Change

This merit award was offered based on Arizona residency for tuition purposes, at the time of the student's admission application. If during the student's residency changes to be classified as a non-Arizona resident for tuition purposes the award is forfeited by the student.

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. 
  2. The award amount is disbursed in two equal payments and the full amount is not eligible to be applied fully toward charges in a single semester.

Withdrawal Policy

If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes begin, the student forfeits that semester of scholarship eligibility. If you have other financial aid, you must review the withdrawal policy here.

Flinn Semi-Finalist 2018-2019

Award Amounts $3,000 per academic year, Spirit of Excellence Scholarship

Selection

The Spirit of Excellence is a cash scholarship and given to Flinn Semi-Finalist scholars. This award is stackable if the student achieves a Designated Flinn Scholar status.

Availability Four consecutive years (eight semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only, based on academic year renewal requirements. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs.

Deadline Completed UA Undergraduate Admission application by May 1, 2018

Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be classified as an Arizona* resident for tuition purposes.
  3. Students must be 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 2018 semester.

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 (or vice versa), 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, Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units, prior academic year units and New Start courses.
    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 scholarship can be combined with any other UA tuition 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. 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.
  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 and supporting documents (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeals 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. Students must visit the Office of the Registrar website in order to determine enrollment eligibility upon return to the UA.

 

National Student Exchange & Study Abroad

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan B may use this award toward their UA tuition charges through the Bursar account.
  2. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan A may not use this award during semester(s) on the program. However, students on a UA National Student Exchange program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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 may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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.
  4. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.

 

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.

Foster Care to Success Tuition Award 2018-2019

The Foster Care Success Tuition award was established as a pilot program to fund foster care students. The award will fund the full amount of Arizona Resident undergraduate base tuition, mandatory student and course fees, and college/program differential tuition. The value of the Foster Care Success Tuition Award will be reduced by other federal grant aid, scholarships, public grants, and any other public aid received. The award will not be reduced by the amount of federal grant received by the student from the Department of Economic Security (DES) under the Arizona Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program. The pilot program is estimated to continue for eligible students who are admitted to UA through December 31, 2019 unless otherwise notified of continuation. 

Award Amount  The Foster Care to Success Tuition Award will fund the full amount of the Arizona Resident Undergraduate base tuition, college/program differential tuition, mandatory and course related fees that are not covered by any other form of federal grant aid (including but not limited to the Federal Pell Grant), scholarships, public grants, and any other public aid received. In order to estimate tuition and fees, use the Bursar's Office tuition and fees calculator online by clicking here.

Availability  Students will continue to receive the tuition scholarships as long as renewal criteria (see below) are met and until the student receives a Baccalaureate Degree, obtains 144 credit hours, or until the student reaches 23 years of age, whichever comes first. This award can be used during the fall, spring, or summer semesters at the UA. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs.

Application Students must initially apply and be certified through the Foster Care to Success (FC2S) portal. The online portal is also the application for the Arizona Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program. Log on by clicking here.

Deadline Students must submit the application online via the FC2S portal by clicking here prior to the first day of classes for their initial UA admission term. Afterward, students will be renewed for the next academic year based on renewal criteria (see below) once a student's FAFSA is on file for the next academic year. The FAFSA priority filing date is March 1st each year. 

Eligibility

  1. Must be accepted to the UA by meeting regular admission requirements.
  2. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Be an Arizona resident for tuition purposes.
  4. Verify lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
  5. Must have been in foster care when the student was 16 years of age OR adopted from foster care and the adoption was finalized after the person was 16 years of age.
  6. Has total personal assets according to the FAFSA that are worth less than $10,000 (assets do NOT include scholarships or grants).
  7. Is under 21 years of age when the tuition scholarship is first awarded.
  8. Must complete a FAFSA each academic year (priority filing date is March 1st).
  9. Must be verified by the Arizona DES Division of Children, Youth and Families (this verification is done after the student applies through the online portal referenced above).

Renewal Criteria

  1. Students must continue to meet all initial eligibility requirements.
  2. Submit a FAFSA each academic year (priority filing date is March 1st).
  3. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards each semester. Students who fail to meet SAP Standards will be notified of an option to submit a SAP Appeal to regain financial aid eligibility for the following semester. Review SAP Standards by clicking here. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the SAP renewal criteria by the end of the semester may submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal by the deadline. 
  4. Students must complete 30 hours of volunteer service each year after the first year the student receives the tuition scholarship.
  5. Students may receive the award based on meeting renewal criteria until one of the following conditions are met: 144 credit hours are earned, a Baccalaureate Degree is earned, or until the student reaches 23 years of age.

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

  1. This value of the Foster Care to Success Tuition Award amount can also include any of the following tuition awards if selected: the National Scholar Award, Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award, Regent's High Honors Endorsement (AIMS) Award, Transfer Tuition Scholarship, or the Phi Theta Kappa Tuition 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 base tuition.

How the award is applied

  1. The Foster Care to Success Tuition 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. Students may check "My Financial Aid Status" on the UAccess Student Center for each award requirement. 
  2. The total award amount is for the academic year, split between the fall and spring semesters based on semester tuition and fee charges. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.

Withdrawal Policy

Students who withdraw on or after the first day of classes must review the withdrawal policy here.

 

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

IB Tuition Scholarship 2018-2019

Award Amount up to $5,000 

Selection

The IB Tuition Scholarship is offered to both Arizona and non-Arizona resident high school graduates who attend college for the first time immediately after high school graduation with an IB Diploma and earn a minimum of 24 IB credits.

  1. Award offers are based on rigorous high school IB curriculum and completion of an IB Diploma.
  2. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  3. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring.
  4. Awards are for undergraduate studies only.

Availability Four consecutive years (eight semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only, based on academic year renewal requirements. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs.

Application A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2018 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline Completed application by May 1, 2018

Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Students must be pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
  3. The award must be used beginning Fall 2018 semester.

 

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 (or vice versa), 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, Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units, prior academic year units and New Start courses.
    Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incomplete or I grades, courses completed while enrolled in high school (including IB credit), consortium, Outreach College courses, distant learning, 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 can be combined with any other tuition award up to 100% of the amount of Undergraduate base (regular) tuition.
  2. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are not eligible for this award.
  3. This award will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR, a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs (awards or waivers) are utilized. Students offered multiple awards designated for base tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of base (regular) tuition.
Multiple Awards Example Using a $5,000 IB Tuition ** Scholarship Offer
Base Tuition $10,800
Wildcat Excellence Award $ 8,000
Tuition Due $ 2,800
IB Tuition Award** $ 2,800
Tuition Due
(after award applied)
$       0

**IB Tuition Scholarship reduced from $5,000 to $2,800 to cover the tuition balance due, covering the 100% cost of base (regular) tuition.

 

Multiple Awards Example Using a $5,000 IB Tuition *** Scholarship Offer
Base Tuition $10,800
Wildcat Excellence Award $10,000
Tuition Due $    800
IB Tuition Award*** $    800
Tuition Due
(after award applied)
$       0

***IB Tuition Scholarship reduced from $5,000 to $800 to cover the tuition balance due, covering the 100% cost of base (regular) tuition.

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. 
  2. The award amount is disbursed in two equal payments and the full amount is not eligible to be applied fully toward charges in a single semester.
  3. This scholarship is applied to UA Undergraduate base (regular) 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.

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.
  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 and supporting documents (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeals Committee.

 

Deferments

  1. Eligibility for this tuition award is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved Scholarship Deferment Request form OSFA.
  2. Students must visit the Office of the Registrar website in order to determine enrollment eligibility upon return to the UA.

 

National Student Exchange & Study Abroad

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan B may use this award toward their UA tuition charges through the Bursar account.
  2. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan A may not use this award during semester(s) on the program. However, students on a UA National Student Exchange program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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 may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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.
  4. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.

 

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.

International Tuition Scholarship 2018-2019

Award Amounts $2,000 - $24,000 per academic year for freshman OR $5,000 per academic year for transfer students

Application A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2018 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline Submit a completed UA Admission Application and all required documents for admission for Fall 2018 by April 1, 2018 

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 and test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, ACT, and SAT). Test scores submitted after the April 1st deadline will not be considered for scholarship purposes. 
  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 for freshmen or four semesters for transfer students.
  3. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions and remain the same as the initial offer for continuing students, even if a student improves their UA GPA.
  4. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring.
  5. Awards are for undergraduate studies only.

Selection The International Tuition Award is a highly competitive undergraduate tuition scholarship offered annually to a select number of international students attending the UA.

  1. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an email. 
  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. Accept your award by paying the enrollment fee by May 1st for freshman and June 1st for transfer students. 
  5. Awards are not offered for any summer term.
  6. Transfer Students: must have 3.50 or greater GPA and completed minimum of 36 units, and no more than 80 units, at the time of UA admission application from a community college.

Availability based on academic year renewal requirements; for fall and spring semesters only. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs, Global Partner Programs or for Study Abroad program use.

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

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 (summer + fall + spring), 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, Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units, prior academic year units and New Start courses.
    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 any other tuition award including National Merit Finalist, National Scholar, Transfer Tuition Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, some ROTC Tuition Awards, the Arizona-Sonoran Tuition Award, any Sponsored students, 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 the freshman 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. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for the award availability period initially offered (4 academic years for freshmen, or 2 academic years for transfer students).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
  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 and supporting documents (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeals Committee.

Deferments

  1. Eligibility for this tuition award is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved Scholarship Deferment Request form from OSFA.
  2. Students must visit the Office of the Registrar website in order to determine enrollment eligibility upon return to the UA.

National Student Exchange & Study Abroad

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan B may use this award toward their UA tuition charges through the Bursar account.
  2. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan A may not use this award during semester(s) on the program. However, students on a UA National Student Exchange program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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 may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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.
  4. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.

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 or 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.

National Merit Semi-Finalist Tuition Award 2018-2019

Award Amount

  1. Arizona Semi-Finalists: $13,500 per academic year 
  2. Non-Arizona Semi-Finalists: the value of the original Arizona Excellence Tuition Award + $2,000 National Merit Semi-Finalist Award. See "Arizona Excellence Tuition Award" for UA merit review and offer details.

Selection

This Undergraduate tuition award is offered to the National Merit Semi-Finalists who qualify by taking the Preliminary SATs (PSATs) in high school.

Availability Four consecutive years (8 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs.

Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Students who become National Merit Finalists will be awarded the NMF Scholar award which supersedes and replaces this award.
  3. Students must be pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
  4. 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.
  5. The award must be used beginning Fall 2018 semester, and the student must attend the UA the semester immediately after high school graduation.

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) or vice versa, 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, Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units, prior academic year units and New Start courses.
    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. Students offered multiple awards that are designated to cover 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. Students who become National Merit Finalists will be awarded the NMF Scholar award which supersedes and replaces the National Merit Semi-Finalist Award.
  3. This award will be reduced by the amount of the Qualified Tuition Reduction amount (QTR), or by the amount of other tuition reduction programs.
  4. This award cannot be combined with the National Scholar Award, the Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS), or the Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award.
  5. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC tuition awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.

*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. However, this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Additionally, 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 first charged through the UA Bursar's Office, and any remaining funds above the cost of base tuition will be applied to other charges on the bursar account.
  3. The total award amount is for the academic year, given half each semester. 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. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
    - 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.
    Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form and supporting documents (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 Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.
  2. Students must visit the Office of the Registrar website in order to determine enrollment eligibility upon return to the UA.

National Student Exchange & Study Abroad

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan B may use this award toward their UA tuition charges through the Bursar account.
  2. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan A may not use this award during semester(s) on the program. However, students on a UA National Student Exchange program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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 may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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.
  4. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.

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.

National Scholars Tuition Award 2018-2019

Award Amount  The UA National Merit Scholarship award includes the college-sponsored, corporate-sponsored, or National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)-sponsored awards. Students must respond to NMSC requests to accept these awards. 

  1. Arizona National Scholars: $18,000 per academic year + one-time $1,500 Study Abroad Award for UA Study Abroad program (described below).
  2. Non-Arizona National Scholars:  the value of the original Arizona Excellence Tuition Award + $5,000 National Scholar Award +one-time $1,500 Study Abroad Award for UA Study Abroad program. See "Arizona Excellence Tuition Award" for UA merit review and offer details.

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

Availability Four consecutive years (8 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs. Students who complete their undergraduate degree in less than 8 consecutive semesters may use the remaining semester(s) toward graduate tuition (only) at UA in the semester immediately following graduation. Students who meet the aforementioned criteria may notify the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid once admitted to a UA Graduate Degree-Seeking program and enrolled as a full-time Graduate student. The $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award is a one-time award for an Undergraduate UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program. See Study Abroad & Student Exchange section below.

Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident.
  2. Students must be pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
  3. 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.
  4. The award must be used beginning Fall 2018 semester and the student must attend the UA the semester immediately after high school graduation.
  5. The one-time $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad* award may only be used for an Undergraduate UA-Sponsored Study Abroad Program.

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 institutional 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 (or vice versa), 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, Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units, prior academic year units and New Start courses.
    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 that are designated to cover 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 supersedes and replaces the Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award.
  3. The $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award cannot be combined with the semester use of standard National Scholar Award while studying abroad. See Study Abroad and Student Exchange section below.
  4. The UA National Merit Scholarship award package includes the college-sponsored, corporate-sponsored, or National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)-sponsored awards. Students must respond to NMSC requests to accept these awards.
  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), or by the amount of other tuition reduction programs.

*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 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 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 and any remaining funds above the cost of base tuition will be applied to other charges on the bursar account. 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. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
    - 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.
  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 and supporting documents (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeals Committee.

Deferments

  1. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.
  2. If you are a National Merit Finalist, you also need to have an approved deferment from NMSC.

National Student Exchange & Study Abroad

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan B may use this award toward their UA tuition charges through the Bursar account.
  2. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan A may not use this award during semester(s) on the program. However, students on a UA National Student Exchange program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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 may not use the full merit scholarship offer if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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. Students may use the one-time $1,500 Study Abroad National Merit Scholarship offer.
  4. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.

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 Tuition Scholarship 2018-2019

Award Amounts 
$5,000 Arizona Resident
$12,000 non-Arizona Resident

Selection

The Phi Theta Kappa Tuition Scholarship is a highly competitive undergraduate tuition scholarship offered to community college (2 year) transfer students who are pursuing their first bachelor's degree.

  1. Students must transfer from a community college for the semester of the admission application. Four-year (college or university) institution transfer students are not eligible.
  2. Have a minimum 3.50 cumulative college grade point average.
  3. Completed minimum of 36 units at the time of UA admission application from a community college.
  4. Phi Theta Kappa designation must be present on the student's community college transcript. If the community college does not include Phi Theta Kappa information on their transcript, please send a copy of your Phi Theta Kappa certificate to the Undergraduate Admissions Office (admissions@arizona.edu). 

Availability two consecutive years (four semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only, based on academic year renewal requirements. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs.

Application A completed UA Transfer Admission Application for Fall 2018 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline Completed application by June 1, 2018.

Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Students must be 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 four semesters.
  4. The award must be used beginning the Fall 2018 semester.

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 the first year for a total of 30 UA units (or vice versa), 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, Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units, prior academic year units and New Start courses.
    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 tuition award including the Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS), the All-Arizona Academic Team Tuition Award, the UA Bridge Tuition Scholarship, the Transfer Tuition Scholarship, the Arizona Excellence Tuition Award, or the Wildcat Excellence Tuition 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 base tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of base tuition.


*Residency Change

This merit award was offered based on residency during the student's admitted term. 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 incoming 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 semesters, 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. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
    - 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.
  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 and supporting documents (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeals Committee.

Deferments

  1. Eligibility for this tuition award is a total of four (4) consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.
  2. Students must visit the Office of the Registrar website in order to determine enrollment eligibility upon return to the UA.

National Student Exchange & Study Abroad

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan B may use this award toward their UA tuition charges through the Bursar account.
  2. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan A may not use this award during semester(s) on the program. However, students on a UA National Student Exchange program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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 may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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.
  4. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.

 

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.

Raise Me Wildcat Tuition Scholarship 2018-2019

Selection

The Raise Me Wildcat Tuition Scholarship is an early outreach engagement pilot program, for a select number of Arizona high schools, encouraging high school academic improvement to assist students in preparing for college. Students enrolled in a participating high school will be notified of this opportunity.

  1. Award offers and values are based on high school merits.
  2. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an offer letter once all completed admissions application materials have been submitted before the deadline.
  3. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  4. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring.
  5. Awards are for undergraduate studies only.

Availability Four consecutive years (eight semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only, based on academic year renewal requirements. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs.

Application A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2018 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline Completed application by May 1, 2018.

Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be classified as an Arizona* resident for tuition purposes.
  3. Students must be 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 2018 semester.

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 (or vice versa), 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, Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units, prior academic year units and New Start courses.
    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 tuition award. The student will be automatically given the award with the higher dollar value.
  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 base tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of base tuition.
QTR Example Using a $5,000 Raise Me Wildcat** Award Offer
Base Tuition $10,000
QTR (75% reduction) $ 7,500
Tuition Due $ 2,500
Raise Me Wildcat ** $ 2,500
Tuition Due
(after award applied)
$       0

**Raise Me Wildcat Tuition Scholarship reduced from $5,000 to $2,500 to cover the tuition balance due, covering the 100% cost of base 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. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
    - 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.
  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 and supporting documents (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeals 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. Students must visit the Office of the Registrar website in order to determine enrollment eligibility upon return to the UA.

National Student Exchange & Study Abroad

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan B may use this award toward their UA tuition charges through the Bursar account.
  2. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan A may not use this award during semester(s) on the program. However, students on a UA National Student Exchange program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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 may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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.
  4. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.

 

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.

Transfer Tuition Scholarship 2018-2019

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

Selection

The Transfer Tuition Scholarship is a highly competitive undergraduate tuition scholarship offered to community college (2 year) transfer students who are pursuing their first bachelor's degree.

  1. Students must transfer from a community college for the semester of the admission application. Four-year (college or university) institution transfer students are not eligible.
  2. Arizona Residents: Have a minimum 3.00 cumulative college grade point average.
    Non-Arizona Residents: Have a minimum 3.50 cumulative college grade point average.
  3. Completed minimum of 36 units, and no more than 80 units, at the time of UA admission application from a community college.

Availability two consecutive years (four semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only, based on academic year renewal requirements. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs.

Application A completed UA Transfer Admission Application for Fall 2018 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline Completed application by June 1, 2018.

Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Students must be 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 four semesters.
  4. The award must be used beginning the Fall 2018 semester.

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 the first year for a total of 30 UA units (or vice versa), 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, Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units, prior academic year units and New Start courses.
    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 tuition award including the Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS), the All-Arizona Academic Team Tuition Award, the UA Bridge Tuition Scholarship, the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, the Arizona Excellence Tuition Award, or the Wildcat Excellence Tuition 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 base tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of base tuition.


*Residency Change

This merit award was offered based on residency during the student's admitted term. 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 incoming 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 semesters, 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. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
    - 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.
  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 and supporting documents (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeals Committee.

Deferments

  1. Eligibility for this tuition award is a total of four (4) consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.
  2. Students must visit the Office of the Registrar website in order to determine enrollment eligibility upon return to the UA.

National Student Exchange & Study Abroad

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan B may use this award toward their UA tuition charges through the Bursar account.
  2. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan A may not use this award during semester(s) on the program. However, students on a UA National Student Exchange program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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 may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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.
  4. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.

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.

UA Bridge Tuition Award 2018-2019

Award Amounts $2,000 Arizona Resident per academic year

Selection

The UA Bridge Tuition Scholarship is a competitive undergraduate tuition scholarship offered to a select number of transfer students currently in the UA Bridge Program who are pursuing their first bachelor's degree.

  1. Have a minimum 2.50 cumulative college grade point average
  2. Completed minimum of 36 units, and no more than 80 units, at the time of UA admission application from a community college.

Availability two consecutive years (four semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only, based on academic year renewal requirements. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs.

Application A completed UA Transfer Admission Application for Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline Completed application by June 1, 2018 for Fall 2018.

Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be an Arizona resident for tuition purposes.
  3. Students must be 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 four semesters.
  5. The award must be used beginning the initial semester in which it is offered.

 

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:
    Spring semester admitted students: 15 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 1st semester to receive the following academic year.
    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 (or vice versa), 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, Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units, prior academic year units and New Start courses.
    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 tuition award including the Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS),the All-Arizona Academic Team Tuition Award, the Transfer Tuition Scholarship, the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, the Arizona Excellence Tuition Award, or the Wildcat Excellence Tuition 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 base tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of base 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 semesters, 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. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
    - 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.
  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 and supporting documents (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeals 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. Students must visit the Office of the Registrar website in order to determine enrollment eligibility upon return to the UA.

 

National Student Exchange & Study Abroad

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan B may use this award toward their UA tuition charges through the Bursar account.
  2. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan A may not use this award during semester(s) on the program. However, students on a UA National Student Exchange program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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 may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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.
  4. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.

 

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.

Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award 2018-2019

Award Amounts $2,000 to $12,000 per academic year

Selection

The Wildcat Excellence Tuition 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 including your 6th semester core unweighted high school GPA (4.0 scale).
  2. Submit test scores (SAT and/or ACT) by May 1, 2018.
  3. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an offer letter once all completed admissions application materials have been submitted before the deadline.
  4. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions and remain the same as the initial offer for continuing students, even if a student improves their UA GPA.
  5. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring.
  6. Awards are for undergraduate studies only.

Availability Four consecutive years (eight semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only, based on academic year renewal requirements. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs. Students who complete their undergraduate degree in less than 8 consecutive semesters may use the remaining semester(s) toward graduate tuition (only) at UA in the semester immediately following graduation. Students who meet the aforementioned criteria may notify the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid once admitted to a UA Graduate Degree-Seeking program and enrolled as a full-time Graduate student.

Application A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2018 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline Complete application by May 1, 2018

Eligibility

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be classified as an Arizona* resident for tuition purposes.
  3. Students must be 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 2018 semester.

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 (or vice versa), 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, Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units, prior academic year units and New Start courses.
    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 valued offer.
  2. The National Scholars Award supersedes and cannot be combined with the Wildcat Excellence Tuition 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 Tuition 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 base tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of base tuition.
QTR Example Using a $5,000 Wildcat Excellence** Award Offer
Base 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 base tuition.

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. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
    - 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.
  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 and supporting documents (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeals 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. Students must visit the Office of the Registrar website in order to determine enrollment eligibility upon return to the UA.

 

National Student Exchange & Study Abroad

  1. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan B may use this award toward their UA tuition charges through the Bursar account.
  2. National Student Exchange (NSE) students who select Plan A may not use this award during semester(s) on the program. However, students on a UA National Student Exchange program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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 may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad program, who are meeting the renewal criteria, will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA. 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.
  4. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved Scholarship Deferment Request from OSFA.

 

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.

The Terms and Conditions listed on this page may be updated in order to further clarify UA policies 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