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2015-2016 Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions below apply to awards initially offered to students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students who received offers for academic years prior to 2015-2016 must visit the Terms and Conditions pertaining to your original award offer year from the Scholarship selection menu.

Achievement Award 2015-2016

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 review the Institutional Methodology (IM) terms and conditions here http://financialaid.arizona.edu/freshmen/institutional-methodology-2015-2016

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 student's 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 http://financialaid.arizona.edu/freshmen/institutional-methodology-2015-2016 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 2015-2016

      Award Amount Arizona Resident base tuition. 2015-2016 tuition will be determined by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) in Spring 2015.  This award is not available for use in UA Online programs.

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

      Deadline Admitted to the University of Arizona - UA Admission Application

      Selection

      The All-Arizona Academic Team Award is a highly competitive undergraduate tuition scholarship offered to a select number of community college transfer students planning to attend one of the three state Universities 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 any 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 Deferment Requestfrom OSFA and are advised to request a leave of absence if the student will not complete a consortium agreementfor 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 2015-2016

      Award Amounts $5,000 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 2015 serves as the application for this award.

      Deadline Admitted by May 1, 2015.

      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, 2015.
      3. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an offer letter after all completed admissions application materials have been received by May 1, 2015.
      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 be pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
      4. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
        Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total eight semesters.
      5. The award must be used beginning Fall 2015 semester.

      Renewal Criteria

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

      1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona grade point average. Note that your UA GPA is not rounded or recalculated for scholarship purposes.
      2. Units:
        30 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 1st award year to receive Year 2 of award 
        60 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 2nd award year to receive Year 3 of award 
        90 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 3rd award year to receive Year 4 of award 
        Example: An incoming student that completes 3 UA units the summer prior to the first fall semester using the scholarship, 15 UA units during the 1st award semester (fall) and 12 UA units during the 2nd award semester (spring) of freshman year for a total of 30 UA units, 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 Tuition 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. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
        - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four (4) consecutive years (eight (8) semesters total).
        - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
      2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeals Committee.

      Deferments

      1. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved 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.

      Foster Care to Success Tuition Award 2015-2016

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

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

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

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

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

      Eligibility

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

      Renewal Criteria

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

      Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

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

      How the award is applied

      1. The Foster Care to Success Tuition Award will disburse to the student's UA Bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin, once the student's lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled. Students may check "My Financial Aid Status" on the UAccess Student Center for each award requirement. 
      2. The total award amount is for the academic year, split between the fall and spring semesters based on semester tuition and fee charges. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.

      Withdrawal Policy

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

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

      National Merit Semi-Finalist Tuition Award 2015-2016

      Award Amount

      1. Arizona Scholars: $10,000 per academic year
      2. Non-Arizona Scholars: $20,000 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 $20,000 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 2015 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 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.
      4. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC tuition awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
      5. This award will be reduced by the amount of the Qualified Tuition Reduction amount (QTR), or by the amount of other tuition reduction programs.

      *Residency Change

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

      How the award is applied

      1. The award will disburse to a student's UA bursar account approximately ten days before classes begin, once the student's lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled full-time (12+ units per term) at UA. However, this award requires 30 completed UA units per academic year for renewal. Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to complete enough UA units each academic year to remain on track to graduate within four years, the maximum period this award covers.
      2. This scholarship is applied to UA undergraduate tuition first charged through the UA Bursar's Office, and any remaining funds above the cost of base tuition will be applied to other charges on the bursar account.
      3. The total award amount is for the academic year, given half each semester. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.

      Reinstatement

      1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
        - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four (4) consecutive years (eight (8) semesters total).
        - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
        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 2015-2016

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

      1. Arizona 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 2015 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.
      4. *Students utilizing the one-time $1,500 National Scholar Study Abroad Award must be meeting the renewal criteria stated above. Also see the Deferments section below.

      Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

      1. Students offered multiple awards designated for base tuition, cannot receive more than 100% of the cost of tuition from the combination of the awards. The base tuition amount does not include differential tuition, fees, surcharges, room and board, books, or other expenses.
      2. 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.
      3. 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.
      4. The UA National Merit Scholarship award package includes the college-sponsored, corporate-sponsored, or National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)-sponsored awards. Students must respond to NMSC requests to accept these awards.
      5. This award cannot be combined with some ROTC tuition awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
      6. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are not eligible for this award.
      7. This award will be reduced by the amount of the Qualified Tuition Reduction amount (QTR), or by the amount of other tuition reduction programs.

      *Residency Change

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

      How the award is applied

      1. The award will disburse to 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 and any remaining funds above the cost of base tuition will be applied to other charges on the bursar account. If your program does not charge tuition through the Bursar Account, you are ineligible to use this award toward your tuition charges. 
      3. The total award amount is for the academic year which is evenly split between the fall and spring semesters. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.

      Reinstatement

      1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
        - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four (4) consecutive years (eight (8) semesters total).
        - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
      2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeals Committee.

      Deferments

      1. Eligibility for this scholarship is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved 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 2015-2016

      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 2015 serves as the application for this award.

      Deadline Admitted by June 1, 2015.

      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 transferable 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. Students must pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
      3. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
        Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total four semesters.
      4. The award must be used beginning the Fall 2015 semester.

      Renewal Criteria

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

      1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona grade point average. Note that your UA GPA is not rounded or recalculated for scholarship purposes.
      2. Units:
        30 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 1st award year to receive Year 2 of award 
        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.
      2. This scholarship is applied to UA undergraduate tuition charged through the UA Bursar's Office. Tuition does not include program or mandatory fees, surcharges, differential tuition, room and board, books or other expenses. If your program does not charge tuition through the Bursar Account, you are ineligible to use this award toward your tuition charges. 
      3. The total award amount is for the academic year which is evenly split between the fall and spring semesters. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.

      Reinstatements

      1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.

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

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

      Regents High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS) 2015-2016

      Award Amount 25% of Arizona Resident base tuition, $2597.50. 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 (including test scores) UA Admission Application for Fall 2015 serves as the application for this award.

       

      Deadline Admitted by May 1, 2015.

       

      Selection

      The Regent's High Honors Endorsement Award is an undergraduate tuition scholarship 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. Students intending to transfer to or from the UA with this award, see Transfer section below.

       

      Renewal Criteria

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

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

       

      Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

      1. This award cannot be combined with any other tuition award including the 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 may 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. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
        - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four (4) consecutive years (eight (8) semesters total).
        - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
      2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeals 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 2015-2016

      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 2015 serves as the application for this award.

      Deadline Admitted by March 1, 2015.

      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 transferable 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 the Fall 2015 semester.

      Renewal Criteria

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

      1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona grade point average. Note that your UA GPA is not rounded or recalculated for scholarship purposes.
      2. Units:
        30 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 1st award year to receive Year 2 of award 
        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. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
        - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for two consecutive years (four semesters total).
        - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement
      2. Students with extenuating circumstances 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 2015-2016

      Award Amounts $2,000 for Arizona Residents, per academic year
       

      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 2015 or Spring 2016 serves as the application for this award.

       

      Deadline Admitted by March 1, 2015 for the Fall 2015 semester.

       

      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 transferable 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. Be an Arizona resident for tuition purposes.
      3. Students must be pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
      4. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
        Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total four semesters.
      5. The award must be used beginning the initial semester it is offered.

      Renewal Criteria

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

      1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona grade point average. Note that your UA GPA is not rounded or recalculated for scholarship purposes.
      2. Units:
        Spring semester admitted students: 15 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 1st semester to receive the following academic year.
        30 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 1st award year to receive Year 2 of award 
        Example: An incoming student that completes 3 UA units the summer prior to the first fall semester using the scholarship, 15 UA units during the 1st award semester (fall) and 12 UA units during the 2nd award semester (spring) of freshman year for a total of 30 UA units (or vice versa), and has maintained a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA is eligible for scholarship renewal.
        Qualifying units within the academic year include: UA winter and summer courses, passing units from pass/fail courses, 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 Transfer Tuition Scholarship, the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, the Arizona Excellence Tuition Award, or the Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award.
      2. This award cannot be combined with ROTC tuition awards, the GI Bill, and some departmental tuition awards depending on type and amount.
      3. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are not eligible for this award.
      4. This award will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR, a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs (or waivers) are utilized. Students offered multiple awards designated for 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.  
      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. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
        - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for two consecutive years (four semesters total).
        - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement
      2. Students with extenuating circumstances 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 2015-2016

      Award Amounts $1,500 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 2015 serves as the application for this award.

      Deadline Admitted by May 1, 2015.

      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, 2015.
      3. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an offer letter after all completed admissions application materials have been received by May 1, 2015.
      4. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
      5. Awards are not offered to students admitted for spring or summer.
      6. Awards are for undergraduate studies only.

      Eligibility

      1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
      2. Be classified as an Arizona* resident for tuition purposes.
      3. Students must be pursuing a first Bachelor's Degree for Undergraduate studies.
      4. Verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
        Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total eight semesters.
      5. The award must be used beginning Fall 2015 semester.

      Renewal Criteria

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

      1. GPA: 3.00 cumulative University of Arizona grade point average. Note that your UA GPA is not rounded or recalculated for scholarship purposes.
      2. Units:
        30 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 1st award year to receive Year 2 of award 
        60 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 2nd award year to receive Year 3 of award 
        90 cumulative UA units completed by the end of the 3rd award year to receive Year 4 of award 
        Example: An incoming student that completes 3 UA units the summer prior to the first fall semester using the scholarship, 15 UA units during the 1st award semester (fall) and 12 UA units during the 2nd award semester (spring) of freshman year for a total of 30 UA units, 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 2015.
      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 Tuition Award or the Phi Theta Kappa Award.
      5. Students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are not eligible for this award.
      6. This award will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR, a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs (or waivers) are utilized. Students offered multiple awards designated for 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. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
        - Scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four (4) consecutive years (eight (8) semesters total).
        - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
      2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeals Committee.

       

      Deferments

      1. Eligibility for this tuition award is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved Scholarship Deferment Request form OSFA.
      2. 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 2015-2016

      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 2015 serves as the application for this award.

      Deadline Fall - Admitted by May 1, 2015 

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

      1. Students selected for this scholarship will receive an email. 
      2. Offers are non-negotiable and are not increased to match offers from other institutions.
      3. The award must be used the semester for which it was first offered.
      4. Accept your award by accepting your UA admission and continuing the next steps to register for Orientation.
      5. Awards are not offered for any summer term.

      Eligibility

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

      1. This award covers a portion of non-resident tuition only. Tuition does not include fees, surcharges, room and board, books or other expenses.
      2. This award may not be combined with any other tuition award including National Merit Finalist, National Scholar, Transfer Tuition Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, some ROTC Tuition Awards, the Arizona-Sonoran Tuition Award, 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 for freshmen.
      2. This scholarship is applied to UA undergraduate tuition charged through the UA Bursar's Office. Tuition does not include program or mandatory fees, surcharges, differential tuition, room and board, books or other expenses. If your program does not charge tuition through the Bursar Account, you are ineligible to use this award toward your tuition charges.
      3. The total award amount is for the academic year which is evenly split between the fall and spring semesters. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.

      Reinstatements

        1. Students failing to meet the renewal criteria by the conclusion of the academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) may become eligible for reinstatement if they raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum 3.00 and make up missing UA units. Mid-year reinstatements require students to be on track with an average of 15 UA units completed per fall and spring semesters of award eligibility.
          -  Freshmen scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for four (4) consecutive years (eight (8) semesters total). Transfer scholarships are only eligible for reinstatement for two (2) consecutive years (four (4) semesters total)
          - Students must contact OSFA within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which they are requesting reinstatement.
        2. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements by the conclusion of the academic year may submit a Scholarship Appeal Form (by the deadline) for review by the UA Scholarship Appeals 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 askaid@email.arizona.edu or 520.621.1858.

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

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