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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

New Scholarships Available

HACU Scholarship Program 2017-2018, UA South is a HACU Member Hispanic Serving Institution. The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities. Please review each scholarships criteria carefully to see if you qualify.

Additional scholarship opportunities will be added as they become available.


2018 - 2019 FAFSA
Now Available
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.
2017 - 2018 FAFSA
Transfer Net Price Calculator
Now Available
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

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


Marla Rodriguez (Tucson)

Marla Rodriguez

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