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Financial Aid Basics

Welcome to The University of Arizona Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). Becoming familiar with financial aid and its processes will allow your financial aid to disburse in a timely manner. In addition to the Financial Aid Basics printable guide, we suggest you review the following:


UA Email - Official Contact: The University of Arizona uses email as the official method of communication to students. Once you have been admitted to UA, you will be able to create your net ID which will also be your official UA email address. All communications sent by the university will be sent only to your official UA email.


This is where you can view your award notice, important dates and deadlines, bursar account activity, incomplete requirements, address information and Web Refund.

Understanding Your Award Conditions

Financial aid information regarding how and when to accept your aid in addition to important deadlines.

OSFA on the Air: Financial Aid Education

Coming Soon! 
Listen to the OSFA on the Air podcast series to educate yourself about financial aid and scholarships.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards

The U.S. Department of Education requires that you make progress toward your degree. Review the standards of progress here.

Scholarship renewal requirements

If you were awarded a UA scholarship, understand what you need to do to ensure your scholarship can be renewed.

Dropping/withdrawing (Unearned Aid)

Financial Aid policy relating to students who withdraw from classes, or drop units for which they have already received aid.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Hundreds of answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Be sure to communicate any changes to OSFA if you wish to:

  • change the number of units listed on your Award Notification
  • report any Non-University scholarship
  • change your housing plans
  • decline your Federal Work-Study award
  • decline your Perkins Loan
  • attend a different institution


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