Indigenous Wildcats New Admits
Before you can receive financial aid as an Indigenous Wildcat, there are a few key steps to be mindful of.
COMPLETE YOUR FAFSA
The 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available on October 1, 2022 for. It is recommended you fill out your FAFSA by April 1, 2023.
Students admitted for the Spring 2023 term should apply before November 1, 2022. You'll need to file a FAFSA every year you are planning to be a student.
Complete your University of Arizona admissions application.
ENROLL IN CLASSES
Sign up for and attend New Student Orientation to enroll in your classes. You need to be enrolled in classes at the University of Arizona before your FNA can be completed.
COMPLETE TO DO LIST ITEMS
Incomplete To Do List items and being enrolled less than 12 units can delay the release of your aid in August. Monitor your UAccess Student Center and CatMail to stay on top of these items.
SUBMIT YOUR FNA FORM
Option 1: Submit your FNA form to the financial aid office in-person or via Fax
Option 2: Submit your FNA form electronically via our Ask Aid email portal. Be sure to select the "Tribal Aid" category to ensure your email goes to our Tribal Aid Liaison.
Common Items Needed for Tribal Funding
Tribes/tribal organizations will require you to submit your tribal enrollment verification (i.e. Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) or tribal ID card) along with your tribal application.
Some tribes/tribal organizations will require you to submit your University of Arizona admission letter and/or enrollment verification (proof of enrollment). You can get proof of enrollment at https://registrar.arizona.edu/records-enrollment/transcripts-verifications/verifications.
Tribes/tribal organizations will require you to submit your high school and/or higher education transcripts along with your tribal funding application(s).
A successfully completed and submitted FAFSA for the correct aid year. In the event you are selected for federal verification by the Department of Education, you will have to have this completed, as well.
A completed and submitted FNA form to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Generally, you must complete your personal information and sign the FNA form allowing our office to release your FAFSA-related data.