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Incoming Freshman Arizona Assurance Scholars

To be considered for the 2013-2014 Arizona Assurance Scholars Program you must meet the following criteria:

  • Arizona Resident
  • Family income (wages or adjusted gross income) of $42,400 or below and be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant
  • Unweighted cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)*
  • Submit application for admission and all required supporting materials to the University of Arizona by March 1st
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st (UA code is 001083).
    You can complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA any time after January 1, 2013. UA encourages you to estimate tax information on your FAFSA, if necessary, to ensure that you are an on-time applicant.
  •  Dependent student
  •  Enroll full-time at UA directly after high school

* Unweighted, cumulative high school GPA is calculated by the UA Office of Admissions at the time of applying

Steps to be considered for the Arizona Assurance Scholars Program:

Step One:

Submit complete applications for admissions and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st. The FAFSA must be free of any errors.

Step Two:

If you meet all the eligibility criteria listed above, you will receive an email inviting you to complete and submit the required College Board PROFILE application and Noncustodial Parent PROFILE (NCP) if requested** by March 31st to be considered for Arizona Assurance. In addition, if requested, submit all requested tax and other documentation as directed by May 1st.
Students are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA once they have filed taxes.

Notifications to those selected as Arizona Assurance Scholars will begin once all requested information is received.

Please check UA email frequently.

** For more information on the College Board PROFILE application click here.

Important Dates and Deadlines for Incoming Freshmen

1/1/2013 FAFSA application available
PROFILE application available
3/1/2013 Complete UA Application must be submitted
Complete FAFSA must be submitted
3/31/2013 Complete PROFILE must be submitted (with NCP application if necessary)
5/1/2013 IRS Data Retrieval Tool has been selected or tax transcripts have been submitted if requested by OSFA
Date by which FAFSA errors must be cleared
8/20/2013 Priority deadline for appeals and housing changes

Arizona Assurance Details for Fall 2013 Incoming Freshman

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