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Scholarship Appeal Policy and Form

2016-2017 Appeal Submission Deadline: August 22, 2016

Priority Deadline:  July 1, 2016 

A Tuition Scholarship Appeal is necessary if you are not currently meeting your Scholarship's GPA and the University of Arizona (UA) unit renewal requirements. A Scholarship Appeal is not necessary if you are currently meeting your Scholarship's GPA and UA unit renewal requirements. If you recently completed your renewal requirements, you must request a scholarship reinstatement by contacting the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) within 30 calendar days from the first day of class for the semester in which you are requesting reinstatement. Students who submit a completed appeal by the priority deadline will have a decision by the first day of fall classes.

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UA Tuition Scholarship Appeal Form  The Scholarship Appeal submission deadline has passed. Contact your Scholarship Counselor directly to inquire about reinstatement eligibility.
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Students must follow the process below to appeal a scholarship that has not been renewed.  The UA Scholarship Appeal Committee members include staff from the Admissions Office, Honors College and various academic advisors from across campus. OSFA staff are not voting members. The UA Scholarship Appeal Committee's decision is final and cannot be overturned or re-appealed. 
 

Eligible Awards

This policy relates to the following scholarships:

  • All-Arizona Academic Team
  • Arizona Excellence
  • Bear Down Tuition Scholarship
  • Baird Scholarship
  • Flinn Finalist Scholarship
  • National Merit Semifinalist
  • National Scholar Award
  • National Merit Finalist
  • Phi Theta Kappa Tuition Scholarship
  • Regents High Honors Endorsement Award (AIMS)
  • Transfer Tuition Scholarship
  • Wildcat Excellence
  • Sonoran Tuition Award
  • International Tuition Award
  • Fine Arts Tuition Award
  • UA Alumni Club Tuition Award (UAHA, UABA, AASFAA, AIA)

For Arizona Assurance Appeals, please use the Arizona Assurance Appeal form found here. For any scholarship not listed here, contact the awarding department/donor to learn about their appeal policies.
 

Reasons For Appeal:

Common examples include, but are not limited to:  

  • *Student’s own medical or physical illness or injury or disability –see process below
  • Family, including death of a family member
  • Other extenuating circumstances that are beyond the control of the student
     

Requirements for Seeking Appeals:

Reasons other than student’s own mental or physical illness or injury or disability:
Students seeking an appeal for other than mental or physical illness or injury or disability must submit the following to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (address on the form):

  • Attach a personal statement explaining the circumstances of the request, which should be no longer than one page in length;
  • Attach supporting documentation (e.g., third-party statements, police reports, an obituary or death certificate, court documentation, or a letter from an attorney or other professional, detailing the reasons for the student’s inability to meet Scholarship Requirements).
  • Complete the Scholarship Appeal Request form in its entirety  

Student’s own mental or physical illness or injury or disability:
*Students seeking an appeal based upon his/her own mental or physical illness or injury or disability must submit a personal statement, complete the Scholarship Appeal Request Form in its entirety and: Obtain a letter on the health care provider’s letterhead which contains the following information:

  • The approximate date of onset of the mental or physical illness or injury or disability giving rise to the circumstances surrounding the request for appeal, and the dates through which such condition is reasonably expected to continue;
  • The general nature of the mental or physical illness or injury or disability that gave rise to the request for appeal;
  • The date on which the student anticipates being able to resume his/her scholarship.

Provide your healthcare professional's letter or medical documentation to Campus Health Service to the attention of:
Dr. Harry McDermott
Director, Medical Services
P.O.Box 210095
Tucson, AZ 85721
FAX: 520-621-8412

Campus Health Service will review the documentation and, if it determines that meets the conditions for appeal based upon the student’s own mental or physical illness or injury or disability, it will issue a “Verification of Health-related Reasons for Appeal of Scholarship” form.  The Verification form will include the dates of onset of the condition and the dates through which such condition continued, but will not include information related to the nature of the condition. Please note that this process may take up to several weeks to complete depending on the time of year and volume of requests.

The student must attach the “Verification of Health-related Reasons for Appeal of Scholarship” form to his/her Scholarship Appeal Request form and submit both to OSFA. The University reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.  Submission of an appeal request does not guarantee approval.

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