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2014-2015 Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions below apply to awards initially offered to students for the 2014-2015 academic year. Students who received offers for academic years other than the 2014-2015 academic year must visit the Terms and Conditions pertaining to your original award offer year from the Scholarship selection menu.

Achievement Award 2014-2015

Award Amount $4,000 per academic year

 

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

 

Application Students who meet initial eligibility criteria (review all eligibility criteria online here) will be asked to complete the CSS PROFILE and the Noncustodial Parent PROFILE (if applicable) for consideration.

 

Deadline For a complete list of deadlines click here

 

Selection The Achievement Award is a need based, renewable, institutional award offered annually to non-Arizona high school graduates and college transfer students. Selections will be made based on a full review of the students Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), CSS PROFILE and Noncustodial Parent PROFILE (if applicable).

  1. Only students who are invited to complete the CSS PROFILE will be considered for the Achievement Award.
  2. The award amount is non-negotiable and is not increased to match offers from other institutions.
  3. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring or summer.
  4. Awards are for undergraduate studies only.

 

Eligibility Click here for a complete list of eligibility criteria. Students must meet all eligibility criteria in order to be asked to complete the CSS PROFILE application to be considered for the Achievement Award.

 

Renewal Criteria Students must meet the following renewal requirements in order to be renewed for the Achievement Award for up to 8 semesters.

  1. Remain a non-Arizona resident for tuition purposes
  2. Submit a completed FAFSA each year by March 1st 
  3. Demonstrate financial need on the FAFSA each year


Residency Change This award is given only to students who are non-Arizona Assurance residents for tuition purposes. Students who become classified as residents of Arizona at any time during enrollment at UA will no longer qualify for this award. Residency is determined by the Residency Classification Office.

 

How the award is applied

    1. Once students' To-Do items are all completed and the student is enrolled in 12+ UA units, the award will be released to the students' UA Bursar's account as early as ten days before classes begin.
    2. The total award amount is for the academic year, given half each semester. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.
    3. This award will be applied to any and all charges charged through UA Bursar's account, it is not designated to only pay certain charges. A student can receive a financial aid refund for this award if the amount is more than the Bursar balance at the time the award credits the Bursar account.

     

    Reinstatements

      1. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing him or her from meeting the renewal requirements may submit a General Appeal Form (by priority deadline) for review by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA).

       

      Deferments

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

       

      Study Abroad and Student Exchange

      1. National Student Exchange (NSE), UA-Sponsored Study Abroad and International Student Exchange Programs may use this award along with any other federal financial aid the student accepts (i.e., Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans).
      2. Students participating in NSE, UA Sponsored Study Abroad or International Student Exchange must submit the Study Abroad Financial Aid Worksheet to OSFA.
      3. Students on non-UA-sponsored study abroad programs must have a Deferment Request from OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreement for the purpose of receiving financial aid from UA while abroad.

       

      Withdrawal Policy

      The Achievement Award is a renewable, need-based institutional award that is held to the Return of Title IV Policy set forth for federal financial aid.

       

      Please direct all questions to OSFA at askaid@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-1858.

      All-Arizona Academic Team Tuition Award 2014-2015

      Award Amount Arizona Resident base tuition. 2014-2015 tuition will be determined by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) in Spring 2014. 

      Availability 10 consecutive undergraduate semesters or 60 undergraduate units, for fall and spring semesters only, based on semester renewal requirements. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs.

      Deadline Admitted to the University of Arizona - UA Admission Application

      Selection

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

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


      Eligibility

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

      Renewal Criteria

      1. Maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative UA grade point average each semester.
      2. Complete at least 6 UA units per semester. 
        Qualifying units include: passing units from pass/fail courses, and Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) units. Non-Qualifying units include: failed, E grades, incomplete grades, prior academic years, New Start, consortium, correspondence, audit courses, course credit received from testing (i.e. AP, CLEP), transfer units and units* from other institutions while attending the University of Arizona do not count toward the 6 units per semester.

      Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

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

       

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

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

      How this Award is Applied

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

      Reinstatement

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

      Transferring the Scholarship

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

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

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


      Deferments

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

      Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

      Withdrawal Policy

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

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

      Arizona Excellence Tuition Award 2014-2015

      Award Amounts $1,000 to $16,000 per academic year

       

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

       

      Application A completed (including test scores) UA Admission Application for Fall 2014 serves as the application for this award.

       

      Deadline Admitted by May 1, 2014.

       

      Selection

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

      1. Award offers and values are based on high school merits.
      2. Test scores (SAT and/or ACT) are required and must be received by May 1, 2014.
      3. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an offer letter after all completed admissions application materials have been received by May 1, 2014.
      4. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
      5. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring or summer.
      6. Awards are for undergraduate studies only.

       

      Eligibility

      1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
      2. Be classified as a non-Arizona* resident for tuition purposes.
      3. Students must pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
      4. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
        Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total eight semesters.
      5. The award must be used beginning Fall 2014 semester.
      6. Complete 30 UA units per academic year.

       

      Renewal Criteria

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

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

      Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

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

       

      *Residency Change

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

       

      How the award is applied

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

       

      Reinstatement

      1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
        - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
        - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
        Example: The Spring 2015 semester begins on January 14, 2015; therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 14, 2015.
      2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

       

      Deferments

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

       

      Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

       

      Withdrawal Policy

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

       

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

      Arizona Leadership Scholarship

      Application A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2014 serves as the application for this award. For more information about the use and programs included in this opportunity, please visit the leadership website here. Students confirm acceptance of the Arizona Leadership Scholarship thru the Next Steps Center.

      Deadline Admitted by May 1, 2014.

       

      Selection
      The Arizona Leadership Scholarship is a highly competitive award offered, along with an Arizona Excellence Tuition Award to a select number of non-Arizona* high school graduates, who are attending college for the first time in Fall 2014.

      1. An offer is based on high school merits.
      2. Offers are non-negotiable.

       

      Eligibility

      1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
      2. Be classified as a non-Arizona* resident for tuition purposes.
      3. Enroll in a minimum of 12 UA units for the Fall 2014 semester.
      4. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
      5. Review the terms and conditions of your Arizona Excellence Tuition Award.

       

      Multiple Awards

      1. The National Scholars Award supersedes and cannot be combined with the Arizona Leadership Scholarship.
      2. This award cannot be combined with ROTC tuition awards, the GI Bill, and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
      3. This award cannot be combined with the Transfer Academic Achievement Award or the Phi Theta Kappa Award.
      4. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are not eligible for this award.

       

      *Residency Change

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

       

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

      Havasupai Promise Award 2014-2015

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

       

      Award Amount

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

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

       

      Availability

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

       

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

       

      Deadline FAFSA should be submitted by March 1, 2014

       

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

       

      Eligibility

      1. Eligible Tribal Members include all currently enrolled Members of the Havasupai Tribe and their enrolled children from family households.
      2. Submit a 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1, 2014.
      3. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
      4. Open to both Arizona residents and non-residents for tuition purposes.
      5. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
        Note: Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total eligibility.
      6. The award must be used the fall semester immediately after the student graduates high school.

       

      Renewal Criteria
      Undergraduate

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

      Graduate

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

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

       

      Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

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

       

      How the award is applied

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

       

      Reinstatement

      1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
        - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for five consecutive undergraduate years and three consecutive graduate years total.
        - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
        Example: The Spring 2015 semester begins on January 14, 2015; therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 14, 2015.
      2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

       

      Deferments

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

       

      Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

       

      Withdrawal Policy

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

       

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

      National Merit Semi-Finalist Tuition Award 2014-2015

      Award Amount

      1. Arizona Scholars: $10,000 per academic year
      2. Non-Arizona Scholars: $15,000 per academic year

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

       

      Selection

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

      Eligibility

      1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
      2. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes (for the $10,000 award)
      3. Be classified as a non-Arizona resident for tuition purposes (for the $15,000 award)
      4. Students who become National Merit Finalists will be awarded the NMF Scholar award which supersedes and replaces this award.
      5. Students must pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
      6. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
        Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total 8 semesters.
      7. The award must be used beginning Fall 2014 semester, and the student must attend the UA the semester immediately after high school graduation.

       

      Renewal Criteria

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

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

      Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

      1. Students offered multiple awards designated for base tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition from the combination of the awards. The base tuition amount does not include differential tuition, fees, surcharges, room and board, books, or other expenses.
      2. Students who become National Merit Finalists will be awarded the NMF Scholar award which supersedes and replaces this award.
      3. This award will be reduced by the amount of the Qualified Tuition Reduction amount (QTR), or by the amount of other tuition reduction programs.
      4. This award cannot be combined with the National Scholar Award, the Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS), the Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award, or the Arizona Excellence Award.
      5. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC tuition awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.

      *Residency Change

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

      How the award is applied

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

      Reinstatement

      1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
        - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four (4) consecutive years (eight (8) semesters total).
        - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
        Example: The Spring 2015 semester begins on January 14, 2015; therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 13, 2015.
      2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

      Deferments

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

      Study Abroad & Student Exchange

       

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

      Withdrawal Policy

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

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

      National Scholars Award 2014-2015

      Award Amount

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

       

      Availability Four consecutive years (8 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements.This award is not available for use in UA Online programs. Students who complete their undergraduate degree in less than 8 consecutive semesters may use the remaining semester(s) toward graduate tuition (only) school costs at UA in the semester immediately following graduation. The $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award is a one-time award for a UA-Sponsored Study Abroad Program. See Study Abroad & Student Exchange section below.

       

      Selection

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

       

      Eligibility

      1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
      2. Be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes (for the $15,000 award).
      3. Be classified as a non-Arizona resident for tuition purposes (for the $30,000 award).
      4. Students must pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
      5. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
        Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total 8 semesters.
      6. The award must be used beginning Fall 2014 semester, and the student must attend the UA the semester immediately after high school graduation.
      7. The one-time $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad* award may only be used for an Undergraduate UA-Sponsored Study Abroad Program.

       

      Renewal Criteria

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

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

      Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

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

      *Residency Change

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

      How the award is applied

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

      Reinstatement

      1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
        - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four (4) consecutive years (eight (8) semesters total).
        - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
        Example: The Spring 2015 semester begins on January 14, 2015; therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 13, 2015.
      2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

      Deferments

      1. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved Deferment Request from OSFA.
      2. In addition to the deferment request from OSFA, all scholars are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will be absent from the UA for a year or less, unless the student will be on a Study Abroad or Student Exchange Program, see Study Abroad & Student Exchange section for more information.
      3. If you are a National Merit Finalist, you also need to have an approved deferment from NMSC.

      Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

      Withdrawal Policy

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

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

      Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship 2014-2015

      Award Amount

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

      Availability Two consecutive years (4 semesters total) for fall and spring semesters only; based on academic year renewal requirements. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs.

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

      Deadline Admitted by June 1, 2014.

      Selection

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

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

      Eligibility

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

      Renewal Criteria

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

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

      Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

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

       

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

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

      *Residency Change

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

      How the award is applied

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

      Reinstatements

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

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

      Example: The Spring 2015 semester begins on January 14, 2015, therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 14, 2015.

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

      Deferments

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

      Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

      Withdrawal Policy

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

       

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

      Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS) 2014-2015

      Award Amount 25% of Arizona Resident base tuition, $2488. The award will not increase with future annual tuition increases. Amounts for continuing students will remain the same as initial offer.

       

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

       

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

       

      Deadline Admitted by May 1, 2014.

       

      Selection

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

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

       

      Eligibility

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

       

      Renewal Criteria

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

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

       

      Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

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

       

      *Residency Change

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

       

      How the award is applied

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

       

      Reinstatement

      1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
        - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
        - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
        Example: The Spring 2015 semester begins on January 14, 2015; therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 14, 2015.
      2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

       

      Transferring the Scholarship:

       

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

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

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

       

      Deferments

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

       

      Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

       

      Withdrawal Policy

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

       

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

      Transfer Tuition Scholarship 2014-2015

      Award Amounts 
      $2,500 - $3,000 Arizona Resident
      $5,000 non-Arizona Resident

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

      Application A completed UA Transfer Admission Application for Fall 2014 serves as the application for this award.

      Deadline Admitted by March 1, 2014.

      Selection

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

      1. Arizona Residents: Have a minimum 3.00 recalculated cumulative college grade point average. Non-Arizona Residents: Have a minimum 3.50 recalculated cumulative college grade point average.
      2. Completed minimum of 36 units, and no more than 72 units, at the time of UA admission application from a community college.


      Eligibility

      1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
      2. Students must pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
      3. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
        Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total four semesters.
      4. The award must be used beginning Fall 2014 semester.
      5. Complete 30 UA units per academic year.

      Renewal Criteria

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

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

      Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

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

       

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

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

      *Residency Change

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

      How the award is applied

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

      Reinstatement

      1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
        - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for two consecutive years (four semesters total).
        - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement
        Example: The Spring 2015 semester begins on January 14, 2015; therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 14, 2015.
      2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

      Deferments

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

      Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

      Withdrawal Policy

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

       

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

      UA Bridge Tuition Scholarship 2014-2015

      Award Amounts $2,000 Arizona Resident
       

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

       

      Application A completed UA Transfer Admission Application for Fall 2014 serves as the application for this award.

       

      Deadline Admitted by March 1, 2014.

       

      Selection

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

      1. Have a minimum 3.00 recalculated cumulative college grade point average
      2. Completed minimum of 36 units, and no more than 72 units, at the time of UA admission application from a community college.

      Eligibility

      1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
      2. Students must pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
      3. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
        Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total four semesters.
      4. The award must be used beginning Fall 2014 semester.
      5. Complete 30 UA units per academic year.

      Renewal Criteria

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

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

      Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

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

      *Residency Change
      Students who change residency status at any time during enrollment at the UA will no longer qualify for this award. This award cannot be converted. Residency is determined by the Residency Classification Office.

       

      How the award is applied

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

      Reinstatement

      1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
        - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for two consecutive years (four semesters total).
        - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement
        Example: The Spring 2015 semester begins on January 14, 2015; therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 14, 2015.
      2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

      Deferments

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

      Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

      Withdrawal Policy

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

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

      Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award 2014-2015

      Award Amounts $1,000 to $10,000 per academic year

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

      Application A completed (including test scores) UA Admission Application for Fall 2014 serves as the application for this award.

      Deadline Admitted by May 1, 2014.

      Selection

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

      1. Award offers and values are based on high school merits.
      2. Test scores (SAT and/or ACT) are required and must be received by May 1, 2014.
      3. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an offer letter after all completed admissions application materials have been received by May 1, 2014.
      4. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
      5. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring or summer.
      6. Awards are for undergraduate studies only.


      Eligibility

      1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
      2. Be classified as an Arizona* resident for tuition purposes.
      3. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
        Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total eight semesters.
      4. The award must be used beginning Fall 2014 semester.
      5. Complete 30 UA units per academic year.

      Renewal Criteria

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

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

      Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

      1. This award cannot be combined with the Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS). Students offered both awards will receive the higher offer for Fall 2014.
      2. The National Scholars Award supersedes and cannot be combined with the Wildcat Excellence Award.
      3. This award cannot be combined with ROTC tuition awards, the GI Bill, and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
      4. This award cannot be combined with the Transfer Academic Achievement Award or the Phi Theta Kappa Award.
      5. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are not eligible for this award.
      6. This award will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR, a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs (or waivers) are utilized. Students offered multiple awards designated for regular tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition.
      QTR Example Using a $5,000 Wildcat Excellence** Award Offer
      Tuition   $10,000
      QTR (75% reduction) $  7,500
      Tuition Due $  2,500
      Wildcat Excellence** $  2,500
      Tuition Due (after award applied) $          0

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

       
      *Residency Change

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

      How the award is applied

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

      Reinstatement

      1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units.
        - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four consecutive years (eight semesters total).
        - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
        Example: The Spring 2015 semester begins on January 14, 2015; therefore the reinstatement request must be submitted to OSFA by February 14, 2015.
      2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

       

      Deferments

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

       

       Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

      Withdrawal Policy

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

       

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

      International Tuition Award 2014-2015

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

       

      Availability based on academic year renewal requirements; for fall and spring semesters only. This award is not available for use in UA Online programs.

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

       

      Application A completed UA Admission Application for Fall 2014 or UA Admission Application for Spring 2015 serves as the application for this award.

       

      Deadline Fall - Admitted by May 1, 2014 & Spring - Admitted by October 1, 2014

       

      Selection

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

       

      Eligibility

      1. A limited number of merit-based scholarships will be awarded to students based upon their application for admission who demonstrate significant international experience during high school and who exhibit outstanding academic records.

       

      Renewal Criteria

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

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

      Multiple Tuition Awards

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

       

      How the award is applied

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

       

      Reinstatements

        1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the spring semester may raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.25 and/or make up missing UA units in summer to have the scholarship reviewed for reinstatement. Students must contact Noelle Sallaz in International Student Programs prior to the start of the fall semester for this review.
        2. Students with extenuating circumstances beyond their control preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the summer of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form for review by the UA Scholarship Appeal Committee.

         

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

         

        Study Abroad & Student Exchange

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

         

        Withdrawal Policy

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

         

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

        Red and Blue Award Spring 2015

        Award Amount $1,000 one-time award for Spring 2015 to be applied toward undergraduate base tuition

        Application There is no formal application. This is an award offered to a select number of first year students who were in a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status of "Warning", "Suspense" or "Academic Plan" at the end of Spring 2014.

         

        Selection and Eligibility

         

        The Red and Blue Award is an undergraduate award offered to a select number of students who are pursuing their first bachelor's degree and were in a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status of "Warning", "Suspense" or "Academic Plan" at the end of Spring 2014. The purpose of this award is to encourage first year students to be successful and make progress towards graduation.

        Students meeting the minimum requirements below will be considered for the Red and Blue Award for the Spring 2015 semester.

        1. Students classified as a new or first time freshman during the 2013-2014 academic year.
        2. Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards by the end of the Fall 2014 semester.
        3. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and eligible to receive federal financial aid.
        4. Enroll in a minimum of 12 UA units for the Spring 2015 semester.
        5. The award must be used in the Spring 2015 semester.

        Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

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

        How the award is applied

        1. Once the student's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per semester) at UA, the award will disburse to the student's UA bursar account approximately 10 days before Spring 2015 classes begin.
        2. This scholarship is applied to UA tuition charged through the UA Bursar's Office. Tuition does not include fees, surcharges, room and board, books, or other expenses.

        Deferments

        1. This award is not eligible for a deferment.

        Study Abroad & Student Exchange

        Students may not receive this award if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange in Spring 2015.

        Residency Change

        Students who change residency at any time during enrollment at the UA will not experience a change in the Red and Blue Award. Residency is determined by the Residency Classification Office.

        Withdrawal Policy

        If a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes, the student may be required to return all or part of their financial aid. Review the full UA withdrawal policy here.

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

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

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