2024-2025 Arizona Assurance Program Information for Current High School Seniors

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 with instructions for completing 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. If you are also required to complete the Non-FAFSA Parent Resource Evaluation after completing the poll, a separate email will be sent with instructions, which will also be posted in your Next Steps Center and UAccess Student Center To Do List.

Resources to assist with the application process:

  • Step-by-step guide to complete the Resource Evaluation Poll - Coming Soon!
  • Step-by-step guide to access the Non-FAFSA Parent Resource Evaluation - Coming Soon!
  • Resource Evaluation Question Guide for Non-FAFSA Parent - Coming Soon!

The Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (OSFA) will begin to send invitations to students in mid-Spring 2024. 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 the program. 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 2024-2025 FAFSA to determine if you qualify for Arizona Assurance conditional selection.

FAFSA & Income Criteria:

REQUIREMENT DEADLINE
Submit your 2024-2024 FAFSA. May 1, 2024
FAFSA must be official and free of errors.
  • Demonstrate a combined AGI or income earned from work on the FAFSA of
    • $30,000 or less for parent(s) of students determined to be dependent or 
    • $14,580 or less for student and spouse for students determined to be independent
  • Have a Student Aid Index (SAI), as calculated by the FAFSA, of 0 or less and be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant.* 

*Families who have experienced changes to their financial situation that are not reflected in 2022 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 Criteria:

REQUIREMENT DEADLINE
Submit a University of Arizona application for admission. May 1, 2024

Be admitted to the University of Arizona Main Campus for Fall 2024 

*Summer admits can also considered

Be a confirmed Resident of the state of Arizona for tuition purposes. June 1, 2024

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.

OSFA will notify all students conditionally selected for the 2024-2025 Arizona Assurance Program via their official University of Arizona  email account . 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 if the student still meets 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 2024-2025 FAFSA resulting from Federal Verification review (if applicable)

If a student's 2024-2025 FAFSA has been selected for Federal Verification, OFSA must verify the 2022 tax and income information provided on the FAFSA either by the student and/or parent or via the FA-DDX (IRS transfer of tax data directly into the FAFSA). The tax information provided on the FAFSA, in conjunction with the information provided on the Admissions Application, and the Non-FAFSA Parent Resource Evaluation (if applicable), is used to determine a student's conditional selection status.

Once the Federal Verification review has been completed for those selected for verification, conditional Arizona Assurance selection will be finalized if the student still meets the income and SAI requirements. If eligibility changes as a result of the verification review, conditional selections will be revoked. 

It is recommended that all requested verification documentation be submitted to OSFA no later than July 1st for timely processing.

Priority for Arizona Assurance selections may be given to first-generation college students.

The Arizona Assurance Grant provides up to $10,000 per academic year for four years. This funding can be combined with any merit, Pell Grant, Arizona Promise Grant, and other gift aid awarded with the exception of University Grant, Arizona Native Scholars Grant and the Pell Pledge Grant. If the student is eligible for both Arizona Promise Grant (AZP) and Arizona Assurance, the AZP Grant will cover the gap between tuition, mandatory fees, differential tuition and program fees and the merit, Pell Grant and all other gift aid offered (except Arizona Assurance Grant). Arizona Assurance Grant can then help cover other costs including housing for up to four years, provided all renewal requirements are met each year.

Students who miss one or more deadline(s) will no longer be eligible for Arizona Assurance Program consideration.

December 31, 2023 2024-2025  FAFSA available on FAFSA.gov
May 1, 2024

2024-2025 FAFSA must be submitted

Submit a completed University of Arizona Admission Application

Deadline to correct all FAFSA errors on FAFSA.gov

June 1, 2024

Deadline to submit the Resource Evaluation Poll (if applicable)

Deadline to submit the Non-FAFSA Parent Resource Evaluation or Waiver Request form (if applicable)

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 2022 tax information provided on the FAFSA)

June 1, 2024 Deadline to have Arizona Residency status confirmed
July 1, 2024

Submit all documents requested by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA)

Priority Deadline for all Arizona Assurance Funding Appeals

October 1, 2024 Final Deadline for all Arizona Assurance Funding Appeals

  • 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 their eligibility determined by FAFSA. 
  • Visit Scholarship Universe to seek additional funding opportunities.