2022-2023 Arizona Assurance Program Information for Current High School Seniors
The Arizona Assurance Program is an invitation-only program. If you meet all eligibility criteria listed below, you will be invited to be considered for the Arizona Assurance Program. You will first be asked to submit the Resource Evaluation Poll which asks for information about your biological or adoptive parents' marital status. Depending on your response to this poll, you may then be asked to submit the Non-FAFSA Parent Resource Evaluation form.
The invitation to complete the Resource Evaluation Poll will be sent to your official University of Arizona email and will be posted in both your Next Steps Center and UAccess Student Center To Do List.
Eligibility CriteriaClick or enter to reveal information below
The Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (OSFA) will begin to send invitations to students in November 2021. If you meet all eligibility requirements below, you will be sent an invitation to participate in the selection process. Meeting the criteria below does not guarantee selection for Arizona Assurance, it only allows you to be considered for Arizona Assurance. In the selection process, OSFA will review information provided on the Resource Evaluation Poll and the Non-FAFSA Parent Resource Evaluation (if applicable), in conjunction with your 2022-2023 FAFSA to determine if you qualify for Arizona Assurance conditional selection.
FAFSA & Income
|Submit your 2022-2023 FAFSA.||January 31, 2022|
|FAFSA must be official and free of errors.|
Demonstrate a combined AGI or income earned from work (for parents of dependent students, or student and spouse if independent) of $27,000 or less on the FAFSA.*
Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as calculated by the FAFSA, of 0 (zero) AND be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant.* Visit studentaid.gov for instructions on how to view your calculated EFC on your Student Aid Report (SAR).
*Families who have experienced changes to their financial situation that are not reflected in 2020 tax information may be able to be re-evaluated for financial aid, including Arizona Assurance consideration, by submitting a Family Contribution Appeal. Please contact OSFA directly for more information.
Admission & Residency
|Submit a University of Arizona application for admission.||January 31, 2022|
Be admitted to the University of Arizona Main Campus for Fall 2022.
|Be a confirmed Resident of the state of Arizona for tuition purposes.||June 1, 2022|
Earn a minimum 3.0 core unweighted high school GPA through your sixth semester of high school.
Enroll in courses at the University of Arizona as a first-time, full-time, degree-seeking first-year student (i.e. students who did not attend any higher education institution including Community Colleges, Universities, or International post-secondary education schools after high school graduation).
There are no exceptions to the dates listed above unless you are specifically notified by OSFA in an email stating the due date exception.
All requests from OSFA will appear in your UAccess Student Center To Do List in addition to being sent via email to your official University of Arizona email address.
Conditional Selection ProcessClick or enter to reveal information below
OSFA will notify all students conditionally selected for the 2022-2023 Arizona Assurance Program via the student's CatMail. Selection for this program is conditional based on one or both of the following reasons:
- Self-reported grades
The self-reported grades provided at the time of application, in conjunction with the information provided on the FAFSA and the Non-FAFSA Parent Resource Evaluation (if applicable), determine a student's conditional selection status.
Once official high school transcripts are received, conditional Arizona Assurance selection will be finalized and it will be determined whether you still meet the minimum GPA and high school graduation requirements. Students who no longer meet these requirements will have their conditional selection status revoked.
- Changes to your 2022-2023 FAFSA resulting from the Federal Verification review (if applicable)
If a student's 2022-2023 FAFSA has been selected for Federal Verification, OFSA must verify the 2020 tax and income information provided by the student and/or parent. The self-reported tax information provided on the FAFSA has been used to determine a student's conditional selection status, along with the information provided on the Admissions Application and the Non-FAFSA Parent Resource Evaluation (if applicable).
If eligibility changes as a result of the verification review, conditional selections will be revoked.
Priority for Arizona Assurance selections may be given to first-generation college students.
Arizona Assurance FundingClick or enter to reveal information below
Arizona Assurance provides up to $10,000 per academic year for four years. This funding can be combined with any merit, Pell Grant, University Grant and other gift aid awarded. This total amount of gift aid can be used to help with the cost of tuition and housing for four years, provided all renewal requirements are met each year.
Important Dates and DeadlinesClick or enter to reveal information below
Students who miss one or more deadline(s) will no longer be eligible for Arizona Assurance Program consideration.
|October 1, 2021||2022-2023 FAFSA available on FAFSA.gov|
|January 31, 2022||
2022-2023 FAFSA must be submitted
Submit a completed University of Arizona Admission Application
Deadline to correct all FAFSA errors on FAFSA.gov
Deadline to submit the Resource Evaluation Poll
Deadline to submit the Non-FAFSA Parent Resource Evaluation or Waiver Request form (if applicable)
|March 1, 2022||Deadline to submit a Family Contribution Appeal (applicable only to students not already invited for Arizona Assurance Program consideration, whose family has experienced changes to their financial situation that are not reflective of their 2020 tax information provided on the FAFSA)|
|June 1, 2022||Deadline to have Arizona Residency status confirmed|
|July 1, 2022||
Submit all documents requested by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA)
Priority Deadline for all Arizona Assurance Funding Appeals
|August 23, 2022||
Final Deadline for all Arizona Assurance Funding Appeals
Students Who Did Not Receive an Invitation to be ConsideredClick or enter to reveal information below
- If a student believes they meet all eligibility criteria and should be invited to be considered for the Arizona Assurance Program, they should contact OSFA prior to May 1, 2022 after reviewing the eligibility criteria on this page and comparing it to their FAFSA and University of Arizona Admissions Application information.
- Students who do not receive an invitation will not be considered for the Arizona Assurance Program; however, all students who complete and submit the FAFSA will be awarded federal financial aid based on the student's aid eligibility determined by FAFSA.
- All students are encouraged to visit the Scholarship Universe website to seek additional funding opportunities: https://financialaid.arizona.edu/ScholarshipUniverse.