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Events

Looking to connect with us on campus or in the community? View some of our upcoming events.

Gilman Scholarship Writing Workshop

Come get assistance with your Gilman application essays from our study abroad staff! Bring your essays and we'll help you finetune them for a strong application for the Gilman Scholarship.

Join the Study Abroad team on Monday, September 26th, at the Global Center Lounge (Bldg #87) from 3:00-5:00pm.

For more information, visit the event page here.

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Gilman Scholarship Writing Workshop

Filing Your FAFSA Workshop

Do you have questions about filing the FAFSA? Join our AskAid team at a FAFSA workshop!

During the workshop, you'll be able to get a brief overview of the FAFSA or meet one on one directly with a financial aid counselor. Come get all your FAFSA-related questions answered and taken care of.

Workshops will be held via Zoom on the following dates & times (Arizona time):

  • Thursday, October 13, 5 – 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 25, 5 – 6:30 pm
  • Monday, November 7, 5-6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 16, 5 -6:30 pm

RSVP for your date selection at bit.ly/2324FAFSAworkshop.

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FAFSA workshop flyer with dates and times

Taking Care of That Past Due Balance Workshop

We understand that there are a variety of reasons that may be impacting your ability to pay toward your balance and want you to feel supported as you navigate these circumstances. Our goal is to help you learn about your finance options, avoid additional past due balance charges and enroll in future semesters to persist towards graduation. 

In this workshop you will learn:

  • The personal impact of a past due balance 
  • Where to review your Bursar Account Statement
  • How to make sure all your offered financial aid has been released to your account
  • What options are available to resolve your Student Account balance
  • Budgeting Tips
  • How to make an action plan

Workshops will be held via Zoom on the following dates & times (Arizona time):

  • Tuesday, October 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 2,  11:00 – 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 10, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, November 15, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

RSVP for your date selection at https://bit.ly/Fall2022Workshop.

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Taking Care of That Past Due Balance Flyer with dates/times and RSVP link.

Perfecting Your Scholarship Search Workshop

Looking for some help navigating Scholarship Universe? Scholarship Universe is our streamlined, unique scholarship matching database for Wildcats like you! This workshop will equip you with the tools you need to become a Scholarship Universe super user! Take-aways from this session include how to 

  • maximize your search so you spend your time in the portal wisely, 
  • utilize the statistics feature so you narrow down the opportunities that are most likely to turn into $$ for you, and
  • turn your partial matches into complete matches, increasing your chances to be selected.

Workshops will be held via Zoom on every first Thursday of the month, beginning in November 2022 through April 2023. Each workshop will take place from 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Arizona time. 

  • Thursday, November 3, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 1, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 5, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 2, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 2, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 6, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

RSVP for your date selection at https://bit.ly/SUWorkshop2223.

 

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Perfecting Your Scholarship Search flyer with dates/times and RSVP link

Student Loan Repayment Workshop

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is offering a Student Loan Repayment workshop as part of our AzAidSmart series, open to all our graduating Wildcats. We encourage you to attend a session to understand your next steps better and learn which repayment plan is best for you. While this workshop is not required, we strongly encourage you to join us so you feel more prepared to begin making payments and to take proactive measures to get your loans paid off sooner. 

Join us on Zoom on the following dates and times (Arizona time): 

  • Thursday, December 8, 11:00 – 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

RSVP for your date selection at https://bit.ly/Fall2022Workshop3.

 

 

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Student Loan Repayment Workshop flyer with dates/time and RSVP link

Your Best Financial Future Workshop

We know that deciding which college to attend might be the biggest financial decision you’ve made thus far. In light of that, the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (OSFA) is committed to equipping students with the tools they need to be successful in selecting the college that is the best financial fit for them.

Our two part workshop series, Your Best Financial Future, has been uniquely designed to help non-Arizona resident students plan for their expected financial aid and their estimated educational and living expenses as a student at Arizona. In addition, it will help you:

  • Gain a better understanding of what your estimated four-year costs could be 
  • Consider what paying for your undergraduate career at Arizona looks like and 
  • How this investment impacts your future 

In addition, students who attend both workshop sessions will have a chance to win a scholarship! 

Workshops will be held virtually on zoom at 10:00 am, Arizona time on:

  • Saturday, February 11th
  • Saturday, March 18th

To register for this workshop series, RSVP at bit.ly/Spring2023Workshop

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Your Best Financial Future flyers with dates and RSVP link

Previous Workshops

Are you looking for help on a different topic? View past workshop recordings here:

Getting Your SAP Back on Track Workshop

Have you been informed that you are not meeting SAP standards and want to learn more? Join our informative virtual session to better understand what meeting SAP means for you and your financial aid. You will leave with a better understanding of how to complete your appeal and how to get back on track so you can maintain your financial aid eligibility in the future.

Determining Your Out of Pocket Costs Workshop

There are many varying costs that University of Arizona students need to consider such as choosing to live on campus versus off campus, which meal plan to sign up for, and how to account for the costs of required books. This workshop will help you calculate your expected expenses for the year and understand how your offered financial aid can help to offset the costs.

Investing In Your Education, a Student Loan Workshop

This workshop helps students and supporters better understand how student loans can be used as an investment in your education. We will walk through some basic information about student loans, including the difference between subsidized and unsubsidized loans, how to calculate how much you will need to borrow, and what fees to be mindful of when accepting your loan.

Scholars Striving for Success

This workshop reviews the renewal process for scholarship recipients, including specific renewal requirements for each cohort. In addition, this workshop explains what options are available to students who are not automactically reviewed. We will cover the grace period policy, the appeal process, and what you can do to reinstate your scholarship in future semesters.

Student Loan Repayment Workshop

Congratulations! Your hard work has paid off and graduation is just around the corner. As you begin to prepare for this next adventure, let us help answer your student loan questions.

FAFSA Verification Workshop

Nearly a quarter of students are selected by the Department of Education to go through a process called FAFSA Verification. During this workshops, you will learn not only how to log into your VerifyMyFAFSA account, but also what documents you will need to provide so you can complete the federal verification process. 

2022/2023 FAFSA Fundamentals Workshop

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, aka the FAFSA, can unlock access to lots of different types of financial aid for students. You'll want to file a FAFSA each and every academic year you are enrolled in classes. Check out our overview video that highlights the various sections of the FAFSA, documents you will need, and how to get started.