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The following list provides basic information regarding each UA Merit Tuition Award. Most scholarship awards have multiple eligibility requirements, so be sure to read the details carefully. In addition, visit Scholarship Universe, an innovative scholarship matching database designed and created at the UA for our students.
 

Incoming Freshmen Awards

Scholarship Information Deadline
Arizona Excellence Tuition Award

UA merit tuition award for Fall 2018 incoming non-Arizona Residents. See link for terms and application details.

Admitted by May 1, 2018
National Scholars Tuition Award UA merit tuition award for Fall 2018 incoming non-Arizona and Arizona Resident National Scholar Finalists. See link for terms and application details. Admitted by May 1, 2018
Dean's Distinction Award  UA merit award based on rigorous curriculum in the 16 core courses for Fall 2018 incoming Arizona residents. See link for terms and application details. Admitted by May 1, 2018
Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award UA merit tuition award for Fall 2018 incoming Arizona residents. See link for terms and application details. Admitted by May 1, 2018

UA Merit tuition awards are not available for use in UA Online programs.

Fall 2018 Arizona Resident Freshman - Wildcat Excellence Awards

ACT
32 - 36
30 - 31
28 - 29
26 - 27
24 - 25
22 - 23
No or Lower
Test Score
Old SAT
1400 - 1600
1330 - 1390
1240 - 1320
1170 - 1230
1090 - 1160
1020 - 1080
New SAT
1450 - 1600
1390 - 1440
1310 - 1380
1240 - 1300
1160 - 1230
1100 - 1150
4.00

$12,000

$11,000

$10,000

$8,500

$8,500

$6,000

$5,000

3.75 - 3.99

$12,000

$10,000

$9,000

$8,000

$6,000

$5,000

$4,000

3.5 - 3.749

$10,000

$10,000

$8,500

$6,000

$6,000

$5,000

$3,000

3.25 - 3.49
$9,000 $9,000 $8,000 $6,000 $4,000 $4,000 $0
3.0 - 3.249
$8,000 $7,000 $6,000 $4,000 $3,000 $3,000 $0

Resident Awards:

Awards listed above are the minimums based on test scores and core GPA. GPA calculated is based on 6th semester core unweighted high school GPA (4.0 scale). To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be classified as an Arizona resident for tuition purposes.

  • Students must complete the UA Fall 2018 admission application by May 1, 2018 in order to be considered.
  • Students should submit an official ACT or SAT score from the testing agency for consideration.
  • Students interested in a higher scholarship opportunity must submit SAT (Math + Verbal) or ACT test scores by May 1, 2018 to be considered for our top Wildcat Excellence Award.
  • Students are automatically awarded the higher dollar value Wildcat Excellence award in which they qualify to receive, which replaces the lower award offer.
  • Students must submit their official 8th semester transcript for verification.
  • Please see 2018-2019 terms and conditions for full eligibility and renewal criteria.

 

Fall 2018 Non-Arizona Resident Freshman - Arizona Excellence Awards

ACT
32 - 36
30 - 31
28 - 29
26 - 27
24 - 25
22 - 23
No or Lower
Test Score
Old SAT
1400 - 1600
1330 - 1390
1240 - 1320
1170 - 1230
1090 - 1160
1020 - 1080
New SAT
1450 - 1600
1390 - 1440
1310 - 1380
1240 - 1300
1160 - 1230
1100 - 1150
4.00

$35,000

$30,000

$20,000

$18,000

$16,000

$14,000

$10,000

3.75 - 3.99

$30,000

$25,000

$18,000

$15,000

$14,000

$12,000

$8,000

3.5 - 3.749

$20,000

$18,000

$16,000

$14,000

$12,000

$10,000

$6,000

3.25 - 3.49
$18,000 $16,000 $15,000 $14,000 $12,000 $8,000 $4,000
3.0 - 3.249
$15,000 $14,000 $13,000 $12,000 $9,000 $7,000 $0
2.75 - 2.99
$10,000 $8,000 $6,000 $5,000 $4,000 $2,000 $0

Non-Resident Awards:

Awards listed above are the minimums based on test scores and core GPA. GPA calculated is based on 6th semester core unweighted high school GPA (4.0 scale). To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

  • Students must complete the UA Fall 2018 admission application by May 1, 2018 in order to be considered.
  • Students should submit an official ACT or SAT score from the testing agency for consideration.
  • Students interested in a higher scholarship opportunity must submit SAT (Math + Verbal) or ACT test scores by May 1, 2018 to be considered for our top Arizona Excellence Award.
  • Students are automatically awarded the higher dollar value Arizona Excellence award in which they qualify to receive, which replaces the lower award offer. 
  • Students must submit their official 8th semester transcript for verification.
  • Please see 2018-2019 terms and conditions for full eligibility and renewal criteria.

 

Home Schooled Students

Incoming freshmen who are home schooled will be evaluated for UA merit aid (Wildcat Excellence and Arizona Excellence awards) based on portfolio/course work and ACT or SAT (Math + Verbal) test scores submitted by the admission deadline.

 

Incoming Transfer Awards

Scholarship Information Deadline
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Award UA merit award for Fall 2018 incoming transfers Admitted by June 1, 2018
Transfer Tuition Scholarship UA merit award for Fall 2018 incoming transfers Admitted by June 1, 2018

UA merit tuition awards are not available for use in UA Online programs.


All financial aid awards are divided into two equal disbursements paid to the student, half in the fall term and half in the spring term, unless otherwise noted.

 

 

 

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Avoiding scholarship scams
Scholarship Designation Form should be sent by donors to the UA financial aid office with your scholarship funds.

  • Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, P.O. Box 210066, Tucson, AZ 85721
  • Phone: 520.621.1858
  • Fax: 520.621.9473