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Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.
They offer more than $150 billion each year in financial aid money to help millions of students pay for higher education. Federal student aid includes:

  • Grants - financial aid that does not have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund)
  • Loans - borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest
  • Work-Study - a work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school

Scholarships are gifts. They don't need to be repaid. Most scholarship awards have multiple eligibility requirements, so be sure to read the details carefully.

  • UA Merit Tuition Award – list of scholarships and basic information regarding each of them
  • Scholarship Universe – an advanced scholarship management system that matches Wildcats to thousands of UA and non-UA scholarship opportunities


Spring 2017 Consortium Agreement
Now Availiable
Priority Deadline: December 16, 2016
Final Deadline: January 19, 2017

2017 - 2018 FAFSA
Now Available
The 2017 - 2018 FAFSA is now available as of October 1, 2016

UA South Financial Aid Coordinators

University of Arizona South Financial Aid coordinators are located at each of our learning centers and are available to help you with understanding your financial aid, searching for scholarships, knowing the different types of aid and more. UA South Financial Aid coordinators are here to support you as you progress through your academic career.

For all other resources and information regarding Financial Aid, including Financial Aid Forms, Tools and more, please visit

Pinal and Maricopa County

Sarai Alvarado (Pinal and Maricopa County)

Sarai Alvarado

Student Services Coordinator

Santa Cruz County

 (Alan Aguirre - Santa Cruz County)

Alan Aguirre

Student Services Coordinator


Melissa Silva (Cochise County - Douglas)

Melissa Silva

Student Services Coordinator

Tech Park

Kelly Murphy (Tech Park)

Kelly Murphy

Student Services Coordinator

Sierra Vista and Ft. Huachuca

Clara Gonzalez (Sierra Vista and Ft. Huachuca)

Clara Gonzalez

Student Services Coordinator

Graduate Students

Jess Kelly - Graduate Students

Jess Kelly

Graduate Program Coordinator

Michelle Menninger

Michelle Menninger

Assistant Director, Student Services