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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 Incoming Transfer Awards –UA merit awards for incoming transfer students. Deadline: Admitted by July 1, 2019
  • Scholarship Universe – an advanced scholarship management system that matches Wildcats to thousands of UA and non-UA scholarship opportunities

New Scholarships Available

International Transfer Scholarship Awards

3.50-4.00 GPA

$5,000 (minimum 36 college transferrable units, maximum 80 college transferrable units)


  1. Must verify your lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.
    Semesters without lawful presence verified will be lost and counted against the scholarship's total eight semesters.
  2. Awards are for undergraduate studies only.
  3. Meet the criteria from the charts above.
  4. In addition to the criteria above, submit a complete application and all required documents for admission by April 1 for Fall 2019. 
  5. Scholarship recipients must accept their award by paying their enrollment fee by May 1 for freshmen and by June 1 for transfer students.
  6. Non-degree seeking, exchange, and conditionally admitted students are not eligible.

To apply:

DoD Cyber Scholarship Program - The DoD is seeking rising junior and senior (third and fourth year) undergraduate and graduate/ doctoral students who are interested in full-ride scholarships for concentrated studies in cybersecurity and other cyber-related disciplines. Students selected for the program will receive full scholarships.


Verify My FAFSA
Verification is the process of a school confirming that the information provided on a FAFSA by a student is accurate. In order to continue processing your financial aid, OSFA will require additional information from you. This information must be submitted through the Verfy My FAFSA student protal.
2018 - 2019 FAFSA
School Code: 001083
The 2018 - 2019 FAFSA is now available as of October 1, 2017. You have to apply for financial aid early. Priority date for The University of Arizona is March 1st.
Transfer Net Price Calculator
This Net Price Calculator is designed to help incoming domestic transfer students and their families estimate scholarship eligibility, costs, and other aid options at the University of Arizona. Please be sure to complete the entire process to ensure the best possible results.

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

Chandler/North Valley

Sarai Alvarado (Chandler)

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


Marla Rodriguez (Tucson)

Marla Rodriguez

Student Services Coordinator

Sierra Vista and Ft. Huachuca, Graduate Students

Clara Gonzalez (Sierra Vista and Ft. Huachuca, Graduate Students)

Clara Gonzalez

Student Services Coordinator

Yuma County

Clara Gonzalez (Sierra Vista and Ft. Huachuca)

Michelle Menninger

Michelle Menninger

Assistant Director, Student Services