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2009-2011 Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions below apply to awards initially offered to students for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 academic years. Select the name of your award to see the terms and conditions. Students who initially received offers for academic years prior to 2009-2010 must visit the 2005-2008 Terms and Conditions

All-Arizona Academic Team 2009-2010 & 2010-2011

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

Deadline: Admitted to University of Arizona - UA Admission Application

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.

The award must be claimed within one year of the offer.

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.

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). 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

Students participating in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program may use this scholarship.

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 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.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

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 2009-2010 & 2010-2011

Award Amounts: $2,000 to $14,000 - some offers will include a MacBook. Amounts for continuing students remain the same as initial offer and do not include a MacBook.

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

Application: A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2009 serves as the application for the 2009-2010 award. 
                    A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2010 serves as the application for the 2010-2011 award.

Deadline: Fall 2009 Admitted by May 1, 2009
                Fall 2010 Admitted by May 1, 2010

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

  1. Award offers and values are based on high school merits.
  2. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an 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 the fall 2009 semester (for 2009-2010 offers only) or the fall 2010 semester (for 2010-2011 offers only).
  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
    Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarships total eight semesters
  4. Complete 30 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of spring semester.
  2. Units: 30 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 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 only be combined with a MacBook if the Arizona Excellence offer for 2010-2011 is $4,000 or greater.
  3. The National Merit Finalist, National Achievement and National Hispanic Award Programs supersede the Arizona Excellence Award.
  4. This scholarship may be reduced each year the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) is utilized.
  5. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC Tuition Awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  6. This award cannot be combined with the Transfer Academic Achievement Award or the Phi Theta Kappa Award.
  7. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program are not eligible for this award.

How the award is applied

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

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
  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 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.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this scholarship while participating in the NSE program.

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

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

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.

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

Arizona National Merit Semifinalist Award 2009-2010 & 2010-2011

Award amount:  2010-2011 = $8,000 per academic year + iTouch!
                          2009-2010 amount for continuing students remains the same as initial offer and does not include iTouch

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

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.

  1. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  2. The award must be used the beginning of the Fall 2009 (for 2009-2010 offers only) or the Fall 2010 semester (for 2010-2011 offers only).
  3. 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. The award must be used and the student must attend the UA the semester immediately after high school graduation.
  5. Complete 30 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of spring semester
  2. Units: 30 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 Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple tuition awards can not receive more than 100% of the tuition charges unless one of the awards is greater than tuition. Tuition does not include fees.
  2. This award supersedes and replaces 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), some ROTC Tuition Awards, or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.

How this 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 this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Students are also 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 on UAccess. The credit will appear as "Tuition Award" in the student's bursar account activity on UAccess.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
  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 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.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

National Student Exchange (NSE) students may use this scholarship while participating in the NSE program.

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

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

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

iPad Fall 2010

Award and Pick-up Details

Availability: One time award

Selection:
The iPad Award is a highly competitive award offered to Transfer Students who successfully completed the spring 2010 PIMA STU 210 class and who will be transferring to the University of Arizona and will be attending full-time for Fall 2010.

  1. An iPad Award must be redeemed in the beginning of Fall 2010. It may not be deferred for future terms.

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Enroll in a minimum of 12 UA units for the Fall 2010 semester.
  3. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300

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

iPod Touch Scholarship Award Fall 2010

Award and Pick-up Details

Availability: One time award

Application: A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2010 served as the application for this award.

Deadline: Admitted by May 1, 2010

Selection:
The iPod Touch Award is a highly competitive award offered to a select number of high school graduates attending college for the first time in Fall 2010.

  1. An iPod Touch offer is based on high school merits. Offers are non-negotiable.
  2. The iPod Touch Award must be redeemed in the beginning of Fall 2010. It cannot be deferred for future use.

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Enroll in a minimum of 12 UA units for the Fall 2010 semester.
  3. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300

Multiple Awards:

  1. The iPod Touch Award for 2010-2011 may only be combined with the following specific tuition award amounts if offers have been made to the student: Wildcat Excellence ($8,000, $9,000), Arizona National Merit Semifinalist ($8,000).
  2. The National Merit Finalist, National Achievement, and National Hispanic Award if offered to a student will supersede and replace the iPod Touch Award.

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

 

Mac Transfer Scholarship Award Spring 2010

Availability: One time award

Application: A completed UA Transfer Admission Application for Spring 2010 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline: Admitted by November 1, 2009

Selection:
The Wildcat Mac Award is a highly competitive award offered to a select number of Arizona resident transfer students enrolling at the UA for spring 2010.

A Mac offer is non-negotiable and not offered with other University cash or tuition offers (see Multiple Awards below).

The Mac Award may be redeemed beginning December 1, 2009, at the UA BookStore. In order to redeem, you must present your certificate and valid CatCard. Registration in at least 12 UA units is required and will be verified at the time of pick up.

Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
  3. Enroll in a minimum of 12 UA units for the Spring 2010 semester.

Deferments:
A Mac offer cannot be deferred for future a future term.

Multiple Awards:

The Transfer Academic Scholarship and Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship will supersede and replace the Mac Award.

Returns & Upgrades:

  1. The MacBook may not be returned once it is picked up.
  2. Upgrades may be done through the UA BookStores, Computing & Technology Store after pick up.

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

National Merit Finalist Award 2009-2010 & 2010-2011

Award amount: $15,000 (Arizona Scholars) and $25,000 (Non-Arizona Scholars) per academic year

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. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes (for the $15,000 award)
  3. Be classified as a non-Arizona resident for tuition purposes (for the $25,000 award)
  4. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
  5. The award must be used and the student must attend the UA the semester immediately after high school graduation.
  6. Complete 30 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: 30 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 some ROTC Tuition Awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.

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 this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Students are also 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 participating in the NSE 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 OSFA at 520.621.1858 or at askaid@email.arizona.edu.

National Achievement Scholarship Program 2009-2010 & 2010-2011

Award amount: $15,000 and $25,000 per academic year
Arizona Scholars = $15,000
Non-Arizona Scholars = $25,000

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

Application: In addition to the “Selection” section below, a UA Admission Application for Fall 2010 must be completed.

Deadline: Admitted by May 1, 2010

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

  1. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  2. The award must be used the beginning of the Fall 2009 semester (for 2009-2010 offers only) or the Fall 2010 semester (for 2010-2011 offers only).
  3. 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 (for the $15,000 award)
  3. Be classified as an non-Arizona resident for tuition purposes (for the $25,000 award)
  4. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
  5. The award must be used and the student must attend the UA the semester immediately after high school graduation.
  6. Complete 30 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of spring semester
  2. Units: 30 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 Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple Tuition Awards can not receive more than 100% of the tuition charges unless one of the awards is greater than tuition. Tuition does not include fees.
  2. This award supersedes and cannot be combined with the Arizona 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), some ROTC Tuition Awards, or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.

How this 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 this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Students are also 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 on UAccess. The credit will appear as "Tuition Award" in the student's bursar account activity on UAccess.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
  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 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.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

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

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

National Hispanic Scholars Program (NHRP) 2009-2010 & 2010-2011

Award amount: $15,000 and $25,000 per academic year
Arizona Scholars = $15,000
Non-Arizona Scholars = $25,000

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

Application: In addition to the “Selection” section below, a UA Admission Application for Fall 2009 must be completed for 2009-2010 offers or a UA Admission Application for Fall 2010 must be completed for 2010-2011 offers.

Deadline: Admitted by May 1, 2010 (for 2010-2011 offersonly) or admitted by May 1, 2009 (for 2009-2010 offers only).

Selection: 
Selected by the College Board's National Hispanic Scholar Recognition Program (NHRP), high school juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT and designated themselves as Hispanic, the highest scoring students are identified nationwide.

  1. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  2. The award must be used the beginning of the Fall 2009 semester (for 2009-2010 offers only) or the Fall 2010 semester (for 2010-2011 offers only).
  3. 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 (for the $15,000 award)
  3. Be classified as an non-Arizona resident for tuition purposes (for the $25,000 award)
  4. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
  5. The award must be used and the student must attend the UA the semester immediately after high school graduation.
  6. Complete 30 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of spring semester
  2. Units: 30 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 Tuition Awards:

  1. Students offered multiple Tuition Awards can not receive more than 100% of the tuition charges unless one of the awards is greater than tuition. Tuition does not include fees.
  2. This award supersedes and cannot be combined with the Arizona 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), some ROTC Tuition Awards, or other tuition reduction programs are utilized.

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 this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Students are also 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 on UAccess. The credit will appear as "Tuition Award" in the student's bursar account activity on UAccess.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
  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 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.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

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

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

Phi Theta Kappa Award 2009-2010 & 2010-2011

Award amounts: Arizona resident $4,000 / Non-resident $5,000 – per academic year

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

Application: A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2009 serves as the application for the 2009-2010 award offer.
                    A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2010 serves as the application for the 2010-2011 award offer.

Deadline: Admitted by March 1, 2009 (for 2009-2010 offers only)
                Admitted by March 1, 2010 (for 2010-2011 offers only)

Selection:
The Phi Theta Kappa Award is a highly competitive tuition scholarship offered to the very top Community College Transfer students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree who have been a 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. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes ($4,000)
  3. Be classified as an non-Arizona Resident for tuition purposes ($5,000)
  4. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300. The scholarship will not be released until this is completed. Academic years without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarships total eligibility.
  5. Complete 30 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of spring semester
  2. Units: 30 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 Tuition Awards:

  1. This award can not be combined with the All-Arizona Academic Team Scholarship, the Transfer Academic Achievement Award or a MacBook.
  2. This scholarship may be reduced each year the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) is utilized.
  3. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC Tuition Awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  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 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. Students are also 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. Tuition does not include fees, surcharges, room and board, books or other 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.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for two consecutive years (four semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
  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 four consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from (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.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

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

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

Regents High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS) 2009-2010 & 2010-2011

Award amount: Amount of Arizona Tuition in student's first eligible year at UA. Award will not increase with future annual tuition increases. Amounts for continuing students will remain the same as initial offer.

2009-2010 Award Amount: $6,540
2010-2011 Award Amount: $7,614

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

Application: See “Selection” below. A UA Admission Application for admission must also be completed.

Deadline: Admitted by May 1, 2009 (for 2009-2010 offers only)
                Admitted by May 1, 2010 (for 2010-2011 offers only)

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

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

Eligibility:

  1. Meet the Arizona Board of Regent’s Requirements
  2. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  3. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes
  4. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300
    Academic Years without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarships total eight semesters.
  5. This award must be used in either the fall or spring semester of the academic year immediately following high school graduation.
  6. Complete 30 UA units each academic year
  7. Students intending to transfer to or from the UA with this award, see Transfer terms below.

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of the academic year which begins each Fall and concludes each Summer.
  2. Units: 30 completed UA units by conclusion of the academic year. The academic year includes Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Qualified units within the academic year include: passing units from pass/fail courses. Grade Replacement opportunity (GRO). 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

How the award is applied:

  1. This award will apply to tuition charges on a student’s UA bursar account approximately ten days before the start of classes if 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. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete 30 UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years.

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs:

  1. This award cannot be combined with the Wildcat Excellence Award. Students offered both awards will receive the higher offer.
  2. The Regents Award supersedes a MacBook Award.
  3. The National Merit Finalist, National Achievement and National Hispanic Award Programs supersede the Regents Award.
  4. This scholarship may be reduced each year the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) is utilized.
  5. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC Tuition Awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  6. This award cannot be combined with the Transfer Academic Achievement Award or the Phi Theta Kappa Award.
  7. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program are not eligible for this award.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
  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 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.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

Transferring the Award:

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

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 if units are made up at UA within the academic year or a scholarship appeal is approved; however, semesters in which this award is lost is still counted against total semesters of 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 2009-2010 & 2010-2011

Award amount: $2,000 per academic year

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

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

Deadline: Admitted by March 1, 2009 (for 2009-2010 offers only)
                Admitted by March 1, 2010 (for 2010-2011 offers only)

Selection:
The Transfer Academic Scholarship is a highly competitive tuition scholarship offered to the very top Community College Transfer students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. 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.

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

Eligibility:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300 within the first academic year. The scholarship will not be released until this is completed. Years without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarships total eligibility.
  • Complete 30 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of spring semester
  2. Units: 30 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 Tuition Awards:

  1. This award can not be combined with the All-Arizona Academic Team Scholarship, the Phi Theta Kappa Award or a MacBook.
  2. This scholarship may be reduced each year the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) is utilized.
  3. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC Tuition Awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  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 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. Students are also 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. Tuition does not include fees, surcharges, room and board, books or other 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.

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for two consecutive years (four semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
  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 four consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from (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.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

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

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

Wildcat Excellence Award 2009-2010 & 2010-2011

Award Amounts: $2,500 to $9,000 - some offers will include a MacBook or iTouch. Amounts for continuing students remain the same as initial offer and do not include a MacBook or iTouch.

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

Application: A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2010 serves as the application for this award.

Deadline: Admitted by May 1, 2009 (for 2009-2010 offers)
                Admitted by May 1, 2010 (for 2010-2011 offers)

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, immediately after high school graduation, for undergraduate studies only.

  1. Award offers and values are based on high school merits.
  2. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an 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 2009 semester (for the 2009-2010 offer only) or the fall 2010 semester (for the 2010-2011 offer only)
  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
    Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarships total eight semesters.
  4. Complete 30 UA units per academic year

Renewal Criteria:

  1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona (UA) grade point average by conclusion of spring semester
  2. Units: 30 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. This award cannot be combined with the Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS). Students offered both awards will receive the higher offer.
  2. This award may only be combined with a MacBook if the Wildcat offer for 2010-2011 is $2,500. All other Wildcat amount offers for 2010-2011 supersede and replace MacBook offers.
  3. The National Merit Finalist, National Achievement and National Hispanic Award Programs supersede the Wildcat Excellence Award.
  4. This scholarship may be reduced each year the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) (a benefit for faculty and staff) is utilized.
  5. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC Tuition Awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
  6. This award cannot be combined with the Transfer Academic Achievement Award or the Phi Theta Kappa Award.
  7. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program are not eligible for this award.

How the award is applied

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

Reinstatements:

  1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
    - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
    - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
  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 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.

Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

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

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

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

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  • Phone: 520.621.1858
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