2021-2022 Arizona Assurance Program Information for Current High School Seniors
The Arizona Assurance Program is an invitation-only program. If you meet all consideration requirements 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. Depending on your response to this poll, you may then be asked to submit the Non-FAFSA Parent Resource Evaluation form. All of this information will be used with your 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for Arizona Assurance conditional selection.
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
Invitations will begin to be sent to students mid to late October 2020. 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. The selection process uses information provided on the Resource Evaluation Poll and the Non-FAFSA Parent Resource Evaluation form (if applicable), in conjunction with your 2021-2022 FAFSA for Arizona Assurance conditional selections.
FAFSA & Income
|Submit your 2021-2022 FAFSA.||January 31, 2021|
|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.* Click here for instructions as to how to view your calculated EFC on your Student Aid Report (SAR).
Admission & Residency
|Submit a completed University of Arizona Admissions application (including transcripts and application fee).||January 31, 2021|
Be admitted to the University of Arizona Main Campus for Fall 2021.
|Be a confirmed Resident of the state of Arizona for tuition purposes.|
Earn a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 in required core academic courses from the first six semesters of high school.
Enroll in courses at the University of Arizona as a first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshman (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).
*The total annual family income, EFC and Federal Pell Grant eligibility must be based on actual 2019 tax information. Income adjustments based on an approved Special Circumstances Form will not be considered for AZA consideration.
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 2021-2022 Arizona Assurance Program via email. 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.
- Tax verification changes to your 2021-2022 FAFSA
For students with pending To Do items requiring the submission of 2019 student and/or parent tax information, OSFA must verify the tax information provided on the 2021-2022 FAFSA. 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 2019 tax 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, 2020||2021-2022 FAFSA available on FAFSA.gov|
|January 31, 2021||
2021-2022 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)
Deadline to have Arizona Residency status confirmed
|July 1, 2021||
Submit all documents requested by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA)
Priority Deadline for all Arizona Assurance Funding Appeals
|August 27, 2021||
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, 2021 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.