Resources: COVID-19 Information
Information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency funding, resources and more.
Review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below for additional information.
You can now provide a statement to us in StudentForms (formerly Verify my FAFSA) that explains why neither of your parents are available or able to sign your documentation. This updated policy will remain in place until further notice.
Yes, you may instead submit copies of the required verification documents electronically to us by uploading a photo, PDF or similar electronic source via our Ask Aid portal. Documents will no longer need to be notarized. This updated policy will remain in place until the United States is no longer in a declared nationwide emergency due to COVID-19.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed on March 27, suspended payments and interest accrual on Federal Direct Loans held by the Department of Education until December 31, 2020. This has been extended through an executive order which further suspended payments until May 1, 2022.
Suspended payments will be reported to consumer credit reporting agencies as regularly scheduled payments made by the borrower, and will also count as payments for income-driven repayment plan loan forgiveness or Public Service Loan Forgiveness, as well as for loan rehabilitation purposes.
We are happy to hear you are utilizing the resources the University of Arizona is offering! If approved, the amount you receive will be counted in your financial aid offer as Estimated Financial Assistance (EFA). EFA will off-set how much aid you are eligible to receive as financial aid offers cannot exceed your cost of attendance (COA). Please contact our office so we can review your individual account with you.
Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid realizes that it will not always be feasible for students to collect medical documentation associated with the appeals listed above. The requirement for students to include any medical documentation for the following forms will be waived until further notice:
- Special Circumstances
- Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal
- General Aid Appeal
- Arizona Assurance Appeal or Deferment
- Scholarship Appeal or Deferment
We can now accept a signed and dated statement that explains the reasons you are unable to provide documentation to show you have completed high school. Your statement must indicate:
- if you received a high school diploma or its equivalent
- the date of completion (or approximate)
Please note that this policy will remain in place until further notice.
Yes. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will take into consideration any COVID-19 related factors that may have impacted a student’s ability to meet SAP Standards.
Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid realizes that it will not always be feasible for students to collect medical documentation associated with their SAP Appeal. The requirement for students to include any medical documentation for financial aid eligibility will be waived until further notice.