Financial Aid - Intro
UA degrees open doors, and earning one online means you can make the most of those opportunities without putting your life on hold. But we realize that school can be expensive. Our goal is to empower you to make your dreams of earning a UA degree a reality. Here's how.
We match UA students to thousands of non-UA (third party) scholarships and UA scholarships in a single streamlined source. Our colleges and departments use Scholarship Universe to review, select and award applicants as well as other scholarship related processes.
Our mission is to increase student access to scholarships. We spend the time searching, vetting and matching up opportunities with our students so they can spend their time on what matters most - applying.
To access, log in with your UA NetID, answer a few questions, and you’ll be matched to scholarships that fit your profile. And all students applying for scholarships are encouraged to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to also be considered for federal financial aid.
We want to make your dream of earning a UA degree a reality. That’s why our experts will guide you through the process of completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and determining federal student aid eligibility requirements. You can also use the FAFSA4caster to estimate your eligibility. Watch “ How to Apply for Financial Aid,” a five-minute overview video, for more about this process.
Now that you know what to expect, follow these five steps to apply for federal financial aid:
Fin Aid - Five Steps
1. Become a UA student.
The UA can’t review your financial aid eligibility until you’re admitted. With that done, you may start the process at any time.
2. Complete the FAFSA.
The FAFSA is available on Oct. 1 for the academic year that begins in the fall, but UA's priority filing date is March 1. Students should submit their FAFSA by the priority filing date to ensure that they are offered their financial aid in a timely manner.
3. 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.
4. Review the Student Aid Report (SAR).
When you receive your SAR from the federal processor, review it for accuracy and make corrections if necessary. Also review the SAR Comments at the top of the SAR; these will notify you if additional information is needed to continue processing the FAFSA.
5. Monitor your UA email account and UAccess Student Center
This is where you can find up-to-date information, financial aid notifications and requests from the UA.
Fin Aid - More Info
For more information, visit The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). We’re dedicated to making a world-class UA education affordable for all students.
Financial Aid Eligibility