UNDERSTANDING YOUR FINANCIAL AID STEP-BY-STEP

Looking for a break-down on how to understand and make the most of your financial aid? Start here.
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Apply Federal for Aid

After completing your University of Arizona admissions application, your next step is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA opens every year on October 1st for the upcoming academic year.
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LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID

While there are many different types of financial aid, they typically fall into two categories, “gift-aid” and “self-help aid”. Learn more about all the different kinds of aid.
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UNDERSTAND EXPECTED EXPENSES

Learn more about your cost of attendance at the University of Arizona, including estimated average costs for the upcoming year.
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UNDERSTAND YOUR FINANCIAL AID

Once you determine your expected costs and have an idea of what kinds of aid you may be eligible for, it is time to put it all together.
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ESTABLISH & MAINTAIN ELIGIBILITY FOR YOUR FINANCIAL AID

Learn how to receive your financial aid on time every semester by understanding renewal and eligibility requirements.