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, you need to complete the FAFSA.

    The 2023-2024 FAFSA is available on October 1, 2022! Institutional funding is limited so it is recommended that you fill out your FAFSA by April 1, 2023. Students admitted for the Spring 2023 term should apply before November 1, 2022.

    Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and quick, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college.

    Be sure to include Arizona's school code (001083) when you submit your FAFSA to avoid delays in the processing of your aid. Review the short video below for more information about the FAFSA.

    Remember, you need to complete a FAFSA each year!

  3. 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.

    Scholarship Universe


What happens after you file your FAFSA?


Complete your FAFSA online as early as October 1st. For timely processing of your financial aid, we recommend you submit the FAFSA as early as possible.

Item Date
FAFSA application becomes available online October 1
University of Arizona FAFSA Priority submission date April 1

Types of Aid