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2005-2008 Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions below apply to awards initially offered to students for the 2008-2009 academic year and before. Students who received an initial award offer for the 2009-2010 or 2010-2011 academic years must visit the 2009-2011 Terms and Conditions.

All-Arizona Academic Team 2005-2008

Award amount: Arizona Tuition. Fees are not included.

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

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

  1. The award must be claimed within one year of the offer.
  2. Students using the award at one of the other State Universities may transfer the award to the UA, but the student must be meeting the renewal criteria of the scholarship. See “Transferring the Scholarship” below.

Eligibility:

  1. Must verify Lawful Presence as described under Arizona’s  Proposition 300

Renewal Criteria:

  1. Maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative UA grade point average each semester.
  2. Complete at least 6 UA units per semester.
  3. Consortiums, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions do not count towards the 6 units per semester.
  4. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of 60 units or 10 semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple Tuition Awards can not receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition.
  2. This award can not be combined with the Transfer Academic scholarship or the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship.
  3. This scholarship will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.

Study Abroad and Student Exchange

  1. Students participating in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program may use this scholarship.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship from OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

How this Award is Applied:

  1. This award is automatically applied to a student’s UA bursar account after 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. A tuition credit will not appear as authorized on a student’s financial aid summary on UAccess. The credit will appear as "Tuition Award" in the student's bursar account activity on UAccess.

Transferring the Scholarship:
Students transferring from the UA must contact the other state schools about the transfer process. Students transferring from one of the state schools 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 All-Arizona Academic Team offer letter.

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 by appeal on a case by case basis; however, semesters in which your scholarship(s) were lost are still counted against your total eligibility. Scholarships cannot be extended past the 8 semesters of eligibility.

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

Arizona Excellence Award 2005-2008

Availability: Four years (8 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements

Selection:
The Arizona Excellence Award is a highly competitive tuition scholarship offered annually to a select number of non-resident high school graduates attending college for the first time.

  1. Award offers and values are based on high school merits.
  2. Selected students will receive an award offer with their admission acceptance letter.
  3. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  4. The award must be used beginning fall semester it was offered for.
  5. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring or summer.

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Be classified as a non-Arizona resident for tuition purposes
  3. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
  4. Complete 24 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. Maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative UA grade point average per academic year
  2. Complete at least 24 total UA units per academic year. This award will only credit to a student's Bursar account at full-time (12+ units per term), however this award will not be automatically renewed if 24 UA units have not been completed by the end of the academic year. Students may make up missing UA units in the Winter and/or Summer terms at UA to reach the minimum 24. This award does not cover Winter or Summer tuition.
  3. Consortiums, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions do not count towards the 24 UA units.
  4. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple tuition awards can not receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition. Fees are not covered by tuition awards.
  2. This scholarship will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.
  3. The National Merit Finalist, National Achievement and National Hispanic Award Programs supersede the Arizona Excellence Award.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. Students participating in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program may use this scholarship.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges will receive automatic scholarship deferments and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship deferment request from OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

WICHE\WUE
Students participating in the WICHE\WUE program do not pay regular out of state tuition and are not eligible for the Arizona Excellence. The award can not be converted into a resident award.

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

How the award is applied:

  1. This award is automatically applied to a student’s UA bursar account after the student is enrolled full-time 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 first and remaining funds (if available) may be applied to other education-related expenses.
  3. A tuition credit will not appear as authorized on a student’s financial aid summary on UAccess. The credit will appear as "Tuition Award" in the student's bursar account activity on UAccess.

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

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

Arizona National Merit Semifinalist Award 2005-2008

Selection:

This award is offered to Arizona Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition sponsored by the National Merit Corporation. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test PSAT/NMSQT and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes
  3. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
  4. Complete 24 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. Maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative UA grade point average per academic year
  2. Complete at least 24 total UA units per academic year. This award will only credit to a student's Bursar account at full-time (12+ units per term), however this award will not be automatically renewed if 24 UA units have not been completed by the end of the academic year. Students may make up missing UA units in the Winter and/or Summer terms at UA to reach the minimum 24. This award does not cover Winter or Summer tuition.
  3. Consortiums, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions do not count towards the 24 UA units.
  4. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple tuition awards can not receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition. Fees are not covered by tuition awards.
  2. This award supersedes and cannot be combined with the Regent’s High Honors Endorsement Award and the Wildcat Excellence Award.
  3. This Award cannot be combined with the National Hispanic Scholarship and National Achievement Awards. They supersede 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 are utilized.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. Students participating in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program may use this scholarship.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges will receive automatic scholarship deferments and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship deferment request from OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

How this Award is Applied:

  1. This award is automatically applied to a student’s UA bursar account after the student is enrolled full-time 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 first and remaining funds (if available) may be applied to other education-related expenses.
  3. A tuition credit will not appear as authorized on a student’s financial aid summary on UAccess. The credit will appear as "Tuition Award" in the student's bursar account activity on UAccess.

A tuition credit will not be reflected in a student’s financial aid summary in UAccess. The bursar’s account activity of credits and charges will reflect the tuition credit in UAccess.

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

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

National Merit Finalist Award 2005-2008

Availability: Four years (8 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters; based on academic year renewal requirements

Selection:
This award is offered to the Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition sponsored by the National Merit Corporation (NMSC). Finalists must declare the UA as their first school of choice with NMSC per the deadline set by the NMSC.

Eligibility: 

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
  3. Complete 24 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of the academic year.
  2. Units: 24 completed UA units by conclusion of the spring semester. Qualified units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses. Grade Replacement opportunity (GRO) units only count toward the 30 if the grades are a D or better. Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grade, incompletes, prior academic years, consortium, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions.
  3. Students not meeting renewal criteria see Reinstatement section below

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

  1. Students offered multiple tuition awards can not receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition. Tuition does not include fees, surcharges, room and board, books or other expenses.
  2. This award supersedes and cannot be combined with the National Merit Semifinalist Award, Regent’s High Honors Endorsement Award, The Wildcat Excellence Award, Arizona Excellence Award and the MacBook Award.
  3. Students may be offered a combination of the National Merit Finalist, National Achievement, or National Hispanic scholarship awards, but the student must select only one of these awards.
  4. The UA National Merit Scholarship award package includes the college-sponsored, corporate-sponsored, or National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)-sponsored awards.
  5. This scholarship may be reduced each year the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) is utilized.
  6. This award cannot be combined with ROTC Tuition Awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount of departmental award.

How the award is applied:

  1. The award will disburse to a student’s UA bursar account once the student’s lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. However students are strongly encouraged to complete 30 UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
  2. This scholarship is applied to UA tuition first and remaining funds (if available) may be applied to other charges on the bursar account.
  3. A tuition credit will not appear as authorized on a student’s financial aid summary in UAccess. The credit will appear as "Tuition Award" in the student's bursar account activity in UAccess.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the spring semester, may raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and/or make up missing UA units in summer to have the scholarship reviewed for reinstatement. Students must contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) for the review.  
  2. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the summer of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

Deferments:

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

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

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

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

National Achievement Scholarship Program (NASP) 2005-2008

Availability: Four years (8 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements

Selection:
Selected by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, high school students taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Testhttp://www.nationalmerit.org/nasp.php (PSAT/NMSQT), and enter the National Merit Program request consideration for the National Achievement Program.

Eligibility: 

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
  3. Complete 24 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. Maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative UA grade point average per academic year
  2. Complete at least 24 total UA units per academic year. This award will only credit to a student's Bursar account at full-time (12+ units per term), however this award will not be automatically renewed if 24 UA units have not been completed by the end of the academic year. Students may make up missing UA units in the Winter and/or Summer terms at UA to reach the minimum 24. This award does not cover Winter or Summer tuition.
  3. Consortiums, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions do not count towards the 24 UA units.
  4. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple Tuition Awards can not receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition.
  2. This award supersedes and cannot be combined with the National Merit Semifinalist Award, Regent’s High Honors Endorsement Award, The Wildcat Excellence Award, and Arizona Excellence Award.
  3. Students may be offered a combination of the National Achievement, National Merit Finalist, or National Hispanic scholarship awards, but must select only one of these awards.
  4. The UA National Merit Scholarship award package includes the college-sponsored, corporate-sponsored, or National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)-sponsored awards.
  5. This scholarship will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. Students participating in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program may use this scholarship.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges will receive automatic scholarship deferments and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship deferment request from OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

How the award is applied:

  1. This award is automatically applied to a student’s UA bursar account after the student is enrolled full-time 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 first and remaining funds (if available) may be applied to other education-related expenses.
  3. A tuition credit will not appear as authorized on a student’s financial aid summary on UAccess. The credit will appear as "Tuition Award" in the student's bursar account activity on UAccess.

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

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

National Hispanic Scholars Program 2005-2008

Availability: Four years (8 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements

Selection: 
Selected by the College Board's National Hispanic Scholar Recognition Program (NHRP), high school juniors who took the (http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about/scholarships.html) PSAT/NMSQT and designated themselves as Hispanic, the highest scoring students are identified nationwide.

Eligibility: 

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
  3. Complete 24 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. Maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative UA grade point average per academic year
  2. Complete at least 24 total UA units per academic year. This award will only credit to a student's Bursar account at full-time (12+ units per term), however this award will not be automatically renewed if 24 UA units have not been completed by the end of the academic year. Students may make up missing UA units in the Winter and/or Summer terms at UA to reach the minimum 24. This award does not cover Winter or Summer tuition.
  3. Consortiums, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions do not count towards the 24 UA units.
  4. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple Tuition Awards can not receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition.
  2. This award supersedes and cannot be combined with the National Merit Semifinalist Award, Regent’s High Honors Endorsement Award, The Wildcat Excellence Award, and Arizona Excellence Award.
  3. Students may be offered a combination of the National Hispanic Award, National Merit Finalist, or National Achievement scholarship awards, but must select only one of these awards.
  4. The UA National Merit Scholarship award package includes the college-sponsored, corporate-sponsored, or National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)-sponsored awards.
  5. This scholarship will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. Students participating in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program may use this scholarship.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges will receive automatic scholarship deferments and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship deferment request from OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

How the award is applied:

  1. This award is automatically applied to a student’s UA bursar account after the student is enrolled full-time 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 first and remaining funds (if available) may be applied to other education-related expenses.
  3. A tuition credit will not appear as authorized on a student’s financial aid summary on UAccess. The credit will appear as "Tuition Award" in the student's bursar account activity on UAccess.

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

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

Phi Theta Kappa Award 2005-2008

Availability: Two Years (4 semesters) total, based on annual renewal requirement

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

  1. Have a 3.50 recalculated cumulative college grade point average
  2. Completed 36 units at time of UA admission application

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
  3. Complete 24 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. Maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative UA grade point average per academic year
  2. Complete at least 24 total UA units per academic year. This award will only credit to a student's Bursar account at full-time (12+ units per term), however this award will not be automatically renewed if 24 UA units have not been completed by the end of the academic year. Students may make up missing UA units in the Winter and/or Summer terms at UA to reach the minimum 24. This award does not cover Winter or Summer tuition.
  3. Consortiums, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions do not count towards the 24 UA units.
  4. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of four semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple Tuition Awards can not receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition.
  2. This award can not be combined with the All-Arizona Academic Team Scholarship or the Regent’s High Honors Endorsement Award.
  3. This scholarship will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. Students participating in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program may use this scholarship.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship deferment request from OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absenceif the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

WICHE\WUE
Students participating in the WICHE\WUE program do not pay regular out of state tuition and are not eligible for the Arizona Excellence. The award can not be converted into a resident award.

How the award is applied:

  1. This award is automatically applied to a student’s UA bursar account after the student is enrolled full-time 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 first and remaining funds (if available) may be applied to other education-related expenses.
  3. A tuition credit will not appear as authorized on a student’s financial aid summary on UAccess. The credit will appear as "Tuition Award" in the student's bursar account activity on UAccess.

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

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

President's Award for Excellence (T) 2005-2008

Availability: Four years (8 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements.

Selection:
The President's Award for Excellence (T) is a highly competitive tuition scholarship offered annually to a select number of Arizona resident high school graduates attending college for the first time.

  1. Award offers and values are based on high school merits.
  2. Selected students will receive an award offer with their admission acceptance letter.
  3. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  4. The award must be used beginning fall semester it was offered for.
  5. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring or summer.

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes
  3. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
  4. Complete 24 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. Maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative UA grade point average per academic year
  2. Complete at least 24 total UA units per academic year. This award will only credit to a student's Bursar account at full-time (12+ units per term), however this award will not be automatically renewed if 24 UA units have not been completed by the end of the academic year. Students may make up missing UA units in the Winter and/or Summer terms at UA to reach the minimum 24. This award does not cover Winter or Summer tuition.
  3. Consortiums, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions do not count towards the 24 UA units.
  4. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple tuition awards can not receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition. Fees are not covered by tuition awards.
  2. This award cannot be combined with the Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS). Students offered both awards will receive the higher offer.
  3. This scholarship will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.
  4. The National Merit FinalistNational Achievement and National Hispanic Award Programs supersede the President's Award for Excellence (T).

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. Students participating in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program may use this scholarship.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges will receive automatic scholarship deferments and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship deferment request from OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Residency Change:
This award is given only to students who are Arizona residents for tuition purposes. Students who become non-Arizona residents during their enrollment at UA will no longer qualify. This award can not be converted to a non-resident award. Residency is determined by the Residency Classification Office.

How this Award is Applied:

  1. This award is automatically applied to a student’s UA bursar account after the student is enrolled full-time 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 first and remaining funds (if available) may be applied to other education-related expenses.
  3. A tuition credit will not appear as authorized on a student’s financial aid summary on UAccess. The credit will appear as "Tuition Award" in the student's bursar account activity on UAccess.

A tuition credit will not be reflected in a student’s financial aid summary in UAccess. The bursar’s account activity of credits and charges will reflect the tuition credit in UAccess.

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

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

Regents High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS) 2005-2008

Amounts: Arizona tuition the year award was offered. Award does not increase with tuition increases.

Availability: Four Years (8 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements

Selection:
The Regents High Honors Endorsement Award is one of our top scholarship awards offered to a select number of students from Arizona high schools who demonstrate outstanding performance determined by ABOR.

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

Eligibility:

  1. Meet the Arizona Board of Regent’s Requirements
  2. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  3. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes
  4. Must verify Lawful Presence in U.S.  (Proposition 300)
  5. Complete 24 UA units each academic year
  6. Students intending to transfer to or from the UA with this award, see Transfer terms below.

Renewal Criteria:

  1. Maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative UA grade point average per academic year
  2. Complete at least 24 units at UA per academic year. This award will only credit to a student’s Bursar account at full-time (12+ units per term), however this award will not be automatically renewed if 24 UA units have not been completed by the end of the academic year. Students may make up missing UA units in the Winter and/or Summer terms at UA to reach the minimum 24. This award does not cover Winter or Summer tuition.
  3. Consortiums, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions do not count towards the 24 UA units
  4. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple Tuition Awards can not receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition.
  2. This award can not be combined with the Wildcat Excellence Award. Students offered both the Regent’s High Honors Endorsement Award and the Wildcat Excellence will only receive the higher of the two.
  3. This scholarship will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.
  4. The National Merit Semifinalist, National Merit Finalist, National Achievement and National Hispanic Award Programs supersede the Regent’s High Honors Endorsement Award.

Study Abroad and Student Exchange

  1. Students participating in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program may use this scholarship.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges will receive automatic scholarship deferments and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship deferment request from OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

How this Award is Applied:

  1. This award is automatically applied to a student’s UA bursar account after the student is enrolled full-time 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 first and remaining funds (if available) may be applied to other education-related expenses.
  3. A tuition credit will not appear as authorized on a student’s financial aid summary on UAccess. The credit will appear as "Tuition Award" in the student's bursar account activity on UAccess.

Transfer the Award:

  1. As long as semesters of eligibility remain, this award may be transferred to the UA from the other two State Universities by submitting proof the student is eligible for the award, and by submitting an official transcript showing the student is meeting the renewal criteria at the school from which the student is transferring from.
  2. Renewal criteria for this award is according to the year it was first offered to the student and can be found at: ASUNAU
  3. Students with this award at UA intending to transfer to one of the other State Universities must contact those schools for their transfer policy.

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

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

 

Transfer Academic Scholarship 2005-2008

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

Selection:
The Transfer Academic Scholarship is a highly competitive tuition scholarship offered to the very top Community College Transfer students. Preference will be given to students transferring from Arizona Community Colleges. Offers will be based on funds available and the strength of the applicant pool. Students meeting the minimum requirements below will be considered, but the requirements do not guarantee a scholarship offer.

  1. Have a 3.50 recalculated cumulative college grade point average at any Arizona community college
  2. Completed 36 units at time of UA admission application

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
  3. Complete 24 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. Maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative UA grade point average per academic year
  2. Complete at least 24 total UA units per academic year. This award will only credit to a student's Bursar account at full-time (12+ units per term), however this award will not be automatically renewed if 24 UA units have not been completed by the end of the academic year. Students may make up missing UA units in the Winter and/or Summer terms at UA to reach the minimum 24. This award does not cover Winter or Summer tuition.
  3. Consortiums, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions do not count towards the 24 UA units.
  4. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of four semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple Tuition Awards can not receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition.
  2. This award can not be combined with the All-Arizona Academic Team Scholarship or the Regent’s High Honors Endorsement Award.
  3. This scholarship will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. Students participating in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program may use this scholarship.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges will receive automatic scholarship deferments from OSFA and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship deferment request from OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

WICHE\WUE
Students participating in the WICHE\WUE program do not pay regular out of state tuition and are not eligible for the Arizona Excellence. The award can not be converted into a resident award.

How the award is applied:

  1. This award is automatically applied to a student’s UA bursar account after the student is enrolled full-time 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 first and remaining funds (if available) may be applied to other education-related expenses.
  3. A tuition credit will not appear as authorized on a student’s financial aid summary on UAccess. The credit will appear as "Tuition Award" in the student's bursar account activity on UAccess.

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

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

Wildcat Excellence Award 2005-2008

Availability: Four years (8 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements.

Selection:
The Wildcat Excellence Award is a highly competitive tuition scholarship offered annually to a select number of Arizona resident high school graduates attending college for the first time.

  1. Award offers and values are based on high school merits.
  2. Selected students will receive an award offer with their admission acceptance letter.
  3. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  4. The award must be used beginning fall semester it was offered for.
  5. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring or summer.

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes
  3. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
  4. Complete 24 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. Maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative UA grade point average per academic year
  2. Complete at least 24 total UA units per academic year. This award will only credit to a student's Bursar account at full-time (12+ units per term), however this award will not be automatically renewed if 24 UA units have not been completed by the end of the academic year. Students may make up missing UA units in the Winter and/or Summer terms at UA to reach the minimum 24. This award does not cover Winter or Summer tuition.
  3. Consortiums, correspondence, audit, and units from other institutions do not count towards the 24 UA units.
  4. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). In addition to the deferment request, students are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program. Study Abroad and Student Exchange students see “Study Abroad and Student Exchange” section below for details.

Multiple Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple tuition awards can not receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition. Fees are not covered by tuition awards.
  2. This award cannot be combined with the Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS). Students offered both awards will receive the higher offer.
  3. This scholarship will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.
  4. The National Merit Finalist, National Achievement and National Hispanic Award Programs supersede the Wildcat Excellence Award.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

  1. Students participating in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program may use this scholarship.
  2. Students may not use this scholarship if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on UA-sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchanges will receive automatic scholarship deferments and are not required to file a leave of absence with UA. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved scholarship deferment request from OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

Residency Change:
This award is given only to students who are Arizona residents for tuition purposes. Students who become non-Arizona residents during their enrollment at UA will no longer qualify. This award can not be converted to a non-resident award. Residency is determined by the Residency Classification Office.

How this Award is Applied:

  1. This award is automatically applied to a student’s UA bursar account after the student is enrolled full-time 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 first and remaining funds (if available) may be applied to other education-related expenses.
  3. A tuition credit will not appear as authorized on a student’s financial aid summary on UAccess. The credit will appear as "Tuition Award" in the student's bursar account activity on UAccess.

A tuition credit will not be reflected in a student’s financial aid summary in UAccess. The bursar’s account activity of credits and charges will reflect the tuition credit in UAccess.

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

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

 

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

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