Types of Aid: Specialty ABOR Programs

Types of Aid: Specialty ABOR Programs

The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) mandates that each Arizona state university offer the following specialty tuition waivers. For questions regarding these awards, please contact ABOR directly.

A tuition waiver scholarship for: Children and Spouses of Arizona Peace Officers, Arizona Fire Fighters, Arizona Emergency Paramedics, Arizona Military Service Personnel, Arizona Correctional Officers, and Arizona National Guard Members killed in the line of duty.

Award Amount

The Slain Peace Officers Tuition Waiver will fund the full amount of undergraduate base tuition, college/program differential tuition, mandatory fees, and course related fees. In order to estimate tuition and fees, use the Bursar's Office tuition and fees calculator online.

Availability

A tuition waiver scholarship for credit hours that are necessary to obtain a baccalaureate degree or up to 144 credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree including any waived transfer credit from an Arizona Community College or university.

Eligibility

  1. The eligibility of a student to participate as a child or spouse of an Arizona Peace Officer, Arizona Fire Fighter, Arizona Emergency Paramedic, or Arizona Correctional Officer (as defined in A.R.S. §15-1808(D)(4)) killed in the line of duty must be verified by the Arizona Fire Fighters and Emergency Paramedics Memorial Board, or the appropriate correctional official in the relevant state agency, county, city, or town.
  2. The eligibility of a student to participate as a child or spouse of Arizona military service personnel killed in the line of duty in response to a Presidential Executive Order, and for severely disabled combat survivors, must be verified by the U.S. Department of Defense or either the Federal or State Department of Veteran Affairs.
  3. The eligibility of a student to participate as a child or spouse of an Arizona National Guard member killed in the line of duty must be verified by the Adjutant General of the National Guard.

Selection

  1. Students must meet the university’s regular admission requirements.
  2. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) each semester.
  3. Students eligible for this award due to a status as a child of an individual must be 30 years of age or younger on the first day of any semester to which the scholarship would apply.
  4. Students eligible for the program due to their status as a spouse of an individual may not have remarried.

Renewal Criteria

  1. Students must continue to meet all initial eligibility requirements.
  2. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards each semester. Students who fail to meet SAP Standards will be notified of an option to submit a SAP Appeal to regain financial aid eligibility for the following semester. Review SAP Standards. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the SAP renewal criteria by the end of the semester may submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal by the deadline.
  3. Students may receive the award based on meeting renewal criteria until one of the following conditions are met: 144 credit hours are earned, a Baccalaureate Degree is earned, or until the student reaches 30 years of age.

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

  1. The value of the Slain Peace Officers Tuition Waiver amount can also include any of merit tuition awards offered by the University of Arizona.
  2. This award will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR, a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs (or waivers) are utilized. Students offered multiple awards designated for regular tuition cannot receive more than 100% of the cost of base tuition.

How the award is applied

  1. The Slain Peace Officers Tuition Waiver will disburse to a Bursar's student account approximately ten days before classes begin, once the student's lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled. Students may check their "Financial Aid Status" under the Financial Aid menu on the UAccess Student Center for each award requirement.
  2. The total award amount is for the academic year, split between the fall and spring semesters based on semester tuition and fee charges. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.

Withdrawal Policy

Students who withdraw on or after the first day of classes must review the withdrawal policy here.

A tuition waiver scholarship for:

  1. An Arizona National Guard Member who received a Purple Heart on or after September 11, 2001 and former members of the Arizona National Guard who were medically discharged from the Arizona National Guard due to an injury or disability suffered during status under Title 10, United States Code, in weekend training status, in annual training status or in response to a state of emergency declared by the Governor, as specified by A.R.S. §15-1808.
  2. Arizona military service personnel who received a Purple Heart citation as specified by A.R.S. §15-1808.

Award Amount

The Purple Heart Tuition Waiver will fund the full amount of base tuition, college/program differential tuition, mandatory fees, and course related fees. In order to estimate tuition and fees, use the Bursar's Office tuition and fees calculator online.

Availability

A tuition waiver scholarship for credit hours that are necessary to obtain a degree.

Eligibility

  1. For AZ National Guard Members, the eligibility of the student must be verified by the Adjutant General of the National Guard.
  2. For Arizona military service personnel, the eligibility of the student must be verified by the Arizona Department of Veteran’s Services.
    1. The student was a resident of the State of Arizona or was stationed in Arizona at the time of the injury that resulted in the Purple Heart citation.
    2. The student had a disability rating as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs of 50% or more.
    3. The student has never been convicted of a felony.

Selection

  1. Students must meet the university’s regular admission requirements.
  2. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) each semester.

Renewal Criteria

  1. Students must continue to meet all initial eligibility requirements.
  2. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards each semester. Students who fail to meet SAP Standards will be notified of an option to submit a SAP Appeal to regain financial aid eligibility for the following semester. Review SAP Standards. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the SAP renewal criteria by the end of the semester may submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal by the deadline.

Multiple Awards and Tuition Programs

  1. The value of the Purple Heart Tuition Waiver amount can also include any of merit tuition awards offered by the University of Arizona.
  2. This award will be adjusted if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR, a benefit for faculty and staff) or other tuition reduction programs (or waivers) are utilized. Students offered multiple awards designated for regular tuition cannot receive more than 100% of the cost of base tuition.

How the award is applied

  1. The Purple Heart Tuition Waiver will disburse to a Bursar's student account approximately ten days before classes begin, once the student's lawful presence has been verified and the student is enrolled. Students may check their "Financial Aid Summary" on the UAccess Student Center for each award requirement.
  2. The total award amount is for the academic year, split between the fall and spring semesters based on semester tuition and fee charges. Students who graduate in December are not eligible to receive the full academic year amount for one semester.

Withdrawal Policy

Students who withdraw on or after the first day of classes must review the withdrawal policy here.