Types of Aid: Incoming First-Year and Transfer Tuition Scholarship Awards

Incoming First-Year and Transfer Tuition Scholarship Awards

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Please be aware that these criteria and award amounts are for 2023-2024 incoming First-Year and Transfer students only. They are subject to change for future years. 

Incoming First-Year Awards

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Wildcat Tuition Awards

Wildcat Tuition Awards

Arizona merit tuition awards for Fall 2023 incoming first-year Arizona resident students.

Deadline: Admitted by May 1, 2023

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Arizona tuition awards

Arizona Tuition Awards

Arizona merit tuition awards for Fall 2023 incoming first-year non-Arizona resident students.

Deadline: Admitted by May 1, 2023

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National Scholars

National Scholars Tuition Awards

Arizona merit tuition awards for Fall 2023 incoming non-Arizona and Arizona resident National Scholarship Finalists.

Deadline: Admitted by May 1, 2023

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Resident and Non-Resident Merit Tuition Awards Based on GPA

Use the following Color Key to determine which Tuition Award you qualify for based on your 6th semester core unweighted high school GPA.

Color Key

Resident Wildcat Awards

Distinction Award ($10,000-$12,500)

Excellence Award ($5,000-$8,000)

Recognition Award ($750-$3,000)

Non-Resident Arizona Awards

Distinction Award ($30,000-$32,000)

Excellence Award ($12,500-$20,000)

Recognition Award ($1,000-$7,500)

Core GPA Range 
Resident Wildcat Awards
Non-Resident Arizona Awards
4.0

$12,500

$32,000

3.90 - 3.999

$10,000

$30,000

3.75-3.899

$8,000

$20,000

3.50 - 3.749

$5,000

$12,500

 

3.25 - 3.499

$3,000

$7,500

3.0 - 3.249

$2,000

$2,500

2.75 - 2.999

$750

$1,000

GPA calculated is based on your core unweighted high school GPA through your sixth semester. To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The Resident Wildcat Awards also require that the student be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes. The Non-Resident Arizona Awards require that the student be classified as a non-Arizona resident for tuition purposes. 

  • Students must submit their complete Fall 2023 University of Arizona Admissions application no later than May 1, 2023.
  • Students must submit their official 8th semester transcript for verification.
  • Please see the official 2023-2024 terms and conditions (coming soon) for full eligibility and renewal criteria. 

Home Schooled Students:

Incoming first-year students who are home schooled will be comprehensively reviewed for Arizona merit aid (Wildcat and Arizona awards) based on their complete application, including portfolio/course work submitted by the admission deadline.

Incoming Transfer Awards

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Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa

Arizona merit award for Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 incoming Arizona Resident and Non-Resident transfer students.

Deadline: Admitted by July 1, 2023 (for Summer/Fall 2023 admits) or December 1, 2023 (for Spring 2024 admits) 

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Transfer tuition scholarship

Transfer Tuition Scholarship

Arizona merit award for Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 incoming Arizona Resident and Non-Resident transfer students.

Deadline: Admitted by July 1, 2023 (for Summer/Fall 2023 admits) or December 1, 2023 (for Spring 2024 admits) 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS COMING SOON!

Awards listed above are based on Cumulative College GPA and Total Attempted College Units, which includes all attempted coursework from accredited institutions post-high school and dual enrollment units. Unaccredited and non-credit college attendance does not impact eligibility but attendance at a four-year institution does impact eligibility. To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 

  • Students must have only attended community college after their high school graduation. Any students that have enrolled at a four-year (college or university) institution after graduation from high school are not eligible.
  • Students must complete the University of Arizona admission application as listed below in order to be considered.
    • Fall 2023: Deadline July 1, 2023 
    • Spring 2024: Deadline December 1, 2023
  • Students must be meeting the selection criteria at the time of admission in order to be considered. 
  • Please see the official 2023-2024  terms and conditions (coming soon) for full eligibility and renewal criteria. 

2023-2024 Global Wildcat Tuition Awards

In recognition of students who exhibit an outstanding academic performance, the University of Arizona offers the Global Wildcat Award for incoming International first-year and transfer students. Please review the Office of Admissions Global Wildcat Awards page for eligible awards.

2023-2024 GLOBAL WILDCAT AWARDS HAVE NOT BEEN PUBLISHED YET. RETURN TO THIS PAGE FOR UPDATED CRITERIA AND AWARDS SOON. 

Arizona merit tuition awards are not available for use in University of Arizona Online programs.

All financial aid awards are divided into two equal disbursements paid to the student, half in the fall term and half in the spring term, unless otherwise noted.

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