Financial Aid

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Apply for Aid

Follow these five steps to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):


Complete the FAFSA

The FAFSA is available Oct. 1 for academic years beginning in fall. Submit your FAFSA at least 60 days before your planned start term to ensure financial aid is offered in a timely manner.

Be sure to include the University of Arizona's school code (001083) when you submit your FAFSA to avoid delays in the processing of your aid. 


Become a Student

Apply for admission today!

You need to be admitted before we can review your financial aid eligibility.


Review the National Student Loan Database (NSLDS)

Review the NSLDS to determine the total amount of federal student loans and/or Federal Pell Grant you have already received. This affects your eligibility for future financial aid.


Review the Student Aid Report (SAR)

When you receive your SAR, review it and make corrections if necessary. Also check the comments at the top of the SAR, which will request additional information if needed.


Monitor Your UA Email Account and UAccess Student Center

CatMail and UAccess are where you can find up-to-date information, financial aid notifications and requests from the university.

Bridge Scholarship for Transfer Students

If you are transferring from an Arizona community college, you may be eligible to receive a scholarship of $500 per semester, renewable for up to three years or 60 University of Arizona credits. Bridge offers a clear path to a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona Online—and unlocks this unique scholarship opportunity.

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Helpful Tools

Scholarship Universe

Apply for scholarships and submit a FAFSA to ensure you have plenty of options.

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Financial Aid Policies

Read up on our policies for additional details about your financial aid options.

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