Apply for Aid: First-Year

Apply for Aid: First-Year

Are you ready to be a Wildcat? We’re eager to help you get there. Follow these steps to start.

1. Apply for Admission at The University of Arizona

When you submit your admission application, you are considered for:

2. Complete Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

To apply for federal student aid, complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA is a free application that gives you access to lots of types of financial aid to help pay for college. The 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available by January 1, 2024.

Institutional funding is limited. Complete your FAFSA by the Priority Filing Date to be considered:

  • Admitted Fall 2024: May 1, 2024
  • Admitted Spring 2025: November 1, 2024

When completing your FAFSA, be sure to include Arizona's school code (001083) to avoid delays in the processing of your aid. Remember, you need to complete a FAFSA each year!

Expert FAFSA help is available for Arizona high school seniors through Arizona FAFSA Assistance.

FAFSA Overview

What happens after you file your FAFSA?

3. Explore First-Year Scholarships

In addition to federal financial aid, you may also qualify for one of the following Arizona Academic Tuition awards. These awards are merit-based scholarships, each with their own eligibility requirements and deadlines.

  • Wildcat Tuition Awards (for incoming Arizona residents)

  • Arizona Tuition Awards (for incoming non-Arizona residents)

  • National Scholars Award (for both incoming non-Arizona and Arizona resident national scholar finalists)

Scholarship Universe

Scholarship Universe (SU) is our scholarship-matching tool for admitted University of Arizona students. SU connects Wildcats to millions of dollars in internal and external scholarships.

GET MATCHED

Deadlines

For timely processing of your financial aid, we recommend you submit the FAFSA as early as possible.

Item Date
2024/2025 FAFSA application available by January 1
University of Arizona FAFSA Priority submission date May 1

Types of Aid