Achievement Award

Achievement Award

This is a need-based, institutional grant award reserved for Non-Arizona Residents. It is renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters at the University of Arizona.

Achievement Award Selections for 2022-2023

Fall 2022 incoming First-year and Transfer students who meet certain criteria will be invited to submit additional information via the Resource Evaluation Poll for Achievement Award consideration. In some cases, students will be asked for a Resource Evaluation Form to be completed by their non-FAFSA parent. The information collected on the Resource Evaluation Poll and the Non-FAFSA Parent Resource Evaluation Form (if applicable) will then be used, in conjunction with the information provided on the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), for Achievement Award selections. 

If you have been asked to complete the Resource Evaluation Poll, review instructions in your UAccess Student Center To Do list and the email sent to your University of Arizona email address from Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). 

Step-by-step guide to complete the Resource Evaluation Poll

Step-by-step guide to access the Non-FAFSA Parent Resource Evaluation

Resource Evaluation Question Guide for Non-FAFSA Parent 

The deadline to submit the Resource Evaluation Poll is April 1, 2022.

OSFA will notify students who are also required to have their Non-FAFSA Parent submit the Non-FAFSA Parent Resource Evaluation Form only after the student responds to the Resource Evaluation Poll. This notification will be sent via email to your official University of Arizona email account and will be posted in your UAccess Student Center To Do List.

The final deadline to submit the Non-FAFSA Parent Resource Evaluation Form, or the 2022-2023 Request for Waiver of Non-FAFSA Parent Information Form (if the student does not have contact with the parent) is May 1, 2022.

OSFA will begin to notify students who are selected to receive this award in December 2021. 

Achievement Award Renewal

This award is renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters granted the student meets all renewal criteria stated below.

  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year
  • Display financial need as calculated by the FAFSA 
  • Remain a non-Arizona resident for tuition purposes
  • Continuous, consecutive, full-time enrollment (12+ University of Arizona units) on University of Arizona Main Campus 

Reinstatements

  1. Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from meeting the renewal requirements may submit a General Appeal Form  for review by OSFA.

Deferments

  1. Eligibility for this award is a total of eight consecutive semesters, interrupted only by an approved deferment request from OSFA. To request the deferment for Achievement Award, students should complete the General Appeal Form.
  2. Students must visit the Office of the Registrar website in order to determine enrollment eligibility upon return to the University of Arizona.

 Study Abroad and Student Exchange

Students may not use this award if studying abroad or on an International Student Exchange. However, students on a Arizona-Sponsored Study Abroad program may use this award. 

Students on non-Arizona-sponsored study abroad programs must have an approved Deferment Request from OSFA. To request the deferment for Achievement Award, students must complete the General Appeal Form

Campus Changes

Students must remain enrolled at the University of Arizona Main Campus to receive Achievement Award funding. If a student requests a campus change from the Main Campus to another campus (Arizona Online, Distance, etc.), their Achievement Award will be canceled.

Withdrawal Policy

The Achievement Award is a renewable, need-based institutional award that is held to the Return of Title IV Policy set forth for federal financial aid.

Please direct all questions to OSFA by using the Ask Aid portal or 520-621-1858.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2022 Incoming Freshman and Transfer students

October 1, 2021

2022-2023 FAFSA Application available

December 2021 Achievement Award Selections begin
April 1, 2022 2022-2023 FAFSA must be submitted
April 1, 2022 Date by which the Resource Evaluation Poll must be submitted by the student
May 1, 2022

Date by which the Non-FAFSA Parent Resource Evaluation Form must be submitted (if applicable)

Date by which the 2022-2023 Request for Waiver of Non-FAFSA Parent Information Form must be submitted, if applicable

Date by which FAFSA rejects and/or errors must be resolved

Date by which all requested documentation must be submitted to the OSFA for timely processing

Fall 2022 Continuing Students

October 1, 2021 2022-2023 FAFSA Application available