Resources: Events

Events

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

Drop In FAFSA Help

Need help with your 2024-2025 FAFSA?

Drop in for help on a first come, first served basis on Zoom. Members of our AskAid team will be available to meet with you one on one and answer questions in either English or Spanish.

We'll be hosting these hours throughout March & April on Thursday afternoons from 2 - 4 pm.

  • Thursday, May 23, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 30, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Join on Thursdays, via zoom.

 

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Drop in FAFSA help flyer

Getting Your SAP Back on Track

Need help understanding SAP standards and the appeal process? 

Join our session to better understand what meeting SAP means for you and your financial aid, how to complete your appeal, and how to get back on track so you can maintain your financial aid eligibility in the future.

All workshops held via zoom

  • Wednesday, May 29th, 2-3 pm 
  • Thursday. June 13th, 2-3 pm
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Getting Your SAP Back on Track Flyer

Bear Down and Wise Up: Understanding Costs and Financial Aid for Non-Arizona Residents

Applying for college and financial aid can raise a lot of questions. Join our financial aid experts to learn about the process and your options for funding your Arizona education. 

This session focuses on aid opportunities for prospective students from Out-of-State. 

Workshops via zoom, MST:

  • Thurs, May 23, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Sat, June 1, 10:00 – 11:00 am

RSVP at: bit.ly/BearDownWiseUpOOS24

 

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Bear Down Wise Up: Non-Arizona Residents

Determining Your Out-of-Pocket Costs

Open to all incoming first-year students and their supporters, 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.
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All workshops are held via Zoom: 

  • Wednesday, June 5th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 3rd, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 7th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

RSVP at: bit.ly/DYOPC24

 

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Determining Your Out of Pocket Costs

Understanding Your Options: the Parent PLUS Loan

Most families use a variety of funds to cover college costs, including self-help aid like loans. Join our workshop to learn more about the parent PLUS loan option including:

  • how to apply
  • current interest rates
  • when repayment begins
  • options to defer repayment

This workshop will be hosted via zoom on the third Thursday of the month, April through August 2024, at 4:00 pm (Arizona time).

  • Wednesday, June 12, 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 10, 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 14, 4:00-5:00 pm

RSVP at: bit.ly/ParentPlus2024

 

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Understanding Your Options: the Parent Plus Loan

Investing in Your Education Workshop

Leading up to the start of the Fall 2024 semester, the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid has been hosting the Investing in Your Education workshop, to help students like you better understand student loan options. Our workshop will walk you through:

  • The difference between subsidized and unsubsidized loans

  • How to calculate how much you will need to borrow

  • Understanding of repayment options after you graduate

RSVP at bit.ly/InvestinginEd24

All workshops are held via Zoom: 

  • Thursday, June 20th, 4 pm

  • Thursday, July 18th, 4 pm

  • Thursday, August 15th, 4 pm​​​​

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Investing in Your Education Workshop

Previous Workshops

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

Investing in Your Education Workshop

Leading up to the start of the Fall 2024 semester, the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid has been hosting the Investing in Your Education workshop, to help students like you better understand student loan options. 

Tribal Scholarship Workshop

This workshop is customized specifically for Native students looking for scholarship opportunities to cover the cost of their education. We'll cover how to find tribal-specific scholarships and quick tips on making the most of our scholarship-matching database, Scholarship Universe.

Bear Down Wise Up: In-State Workshop

Applying for college and financial aid can raise a lot of questions. Join our financial aid experts to learn about the process and your options for funding your Arizona education. This session focuses on aid opportunities for prospective students from In-State. 

Bear Down Wise Up: Out-of-State Workshop

Applying for college and financial aid can raise a lot of questions. Join our financial aid experts to learn about the process and your options for funding your Arizona education. This session focuses on aid opportunities for prospective students from Out-of-State. 

FAFSA Filing Workshop

Check out our overview video that highlights options for you if you need help filing your 2024-2025 FAFSA.  

Taller de llenado de la FAFSA

Echa un vistazo a nuestro vídeo de resumen que destaca las opciones para usted si usted necesita ayuda para presentar su 2024-2025 FAFSA.  

Getting Your SAP Back on Track

Have you been informed that you are not meeting SAP standards and want to learn more? Our informative virtual session will help you 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.

Perfecting your Scholarship Search Workshop

This workshop will equip you with the tools you need to become a Scholarship Universe super user! 

FAFSA Forum

In March, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid hosted a FAFSA Forum to help campus and community partners learn more about FAFSA Simplification. We shared important updates - including changes to the FAFSA form itself and how Federal Pell Grant eligibility is now determined. We also discussed how the rollout will impact our students and the University, and how we can work together to support our Arizona students moving forward. 

Determining Your Out of Pocket Costs Workshop

Open to all incoming first-year students and their supporters, 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.