Financial Aid and University Costs

Financial Aid

UA International Student Scholarship

The UA offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to students who demonstrate significant international experience in high school or college along with exceptional academic performance.

All students who submit a complete application (freshman or transfer) for admission will be included in a scholarship list. From this list, the UA will select the students who present the most competitive academic records, international academic experience, and diverse areas of academic interests. The selected students will receive a letter of award between $2,000-$10,000 per academic year (up to 4 years for freshmen and 2 years for transfer students).

Submitting your completed application early will increase your probability of receiving aid. Students selected for the scholarship will be informed via email.

Scholarship Universe

The University of Arizona is very happy to provide our students an exceptional scholarship matching tool called Scholarship Universe. Scholarship Universe was designed and created specifically for UA students and substantially cuts down the work you have to do to find scholarships. Once admitted to the UA, students login with their UA NetID to answer a short series of questions that match them to scholarships they are eligible for. You can access Scholarship Universe here. 

The Rowe Fund

The Rowe Fund is an interest-free loan program that helps citizens from Latin America and Caribbean OAS Member States to finance their studies at accredited universities in the United States. Loans can be up to $15,000 USD. More information can be obtained here.

Financial Aid for Students from Sonora, Mexico

A limited number of tuition waivers are available to students from Sonora, Mexico through an agreement between the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the Comisión Sonora-Arizona. Qualifying students from Sonora who are studying in Arizona may pay in-state tuition for a maximum of two years. More information can be obtained here.

Students from Sonora are also eligible to apply for a low-interest 10-year loan through the Instituto de Crédito Educativo del Estado de Sonora (ICEES) for up to $20,833 ($250,000 pesos). More information can be obtained here. 

Sponsorship

A sponsored student is any student whose tuition and/or fees are paid directly to the UA by an outside organization that requires an invoice from the university before remitting payment. Students who receive tuition reimbursement or personal payments from an organization are not considered sponsored students. If you will be sponsored by your government or agency, please contact the Program Director for Sponsored Programs in International Student Services at intlsp@email.arizona.edu.

Other Funding Sources

Some UA Colleges/Departments may offer scholarships. Check their websites for possible opportunities.

Check with your local EducationUSA office for potential funding sources in your home country.

Browse scholarship search engines like Fastweb or International Scholarships. You should never have to pay to use these sites.

On-Campus Employment

Some opportunities for on-campus employment are available to international students. Please check with Career Services to learn more.

University Costs

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Below is the estimated cost of attendance for the 2013-2014 school year. These fees total the Financial Guarantee amount of $44,066.

Tuition and Fees: $27,288
Living Expenses: $14,762
Health Insurance: $2,016
One-Time Enrollment Fee: $390

Tuition and Fees

Tuition at the University of Arizona for out-of-state students is about $26,000 per year ($13,000 per semester). Additional, mandatory university fees equal to around $1,800 per year. More information about mandatory fees and what they entail can be obtained here.

Living Expenses

Living expenses include many things such as: room and board, books for classes, and miscellaneous items like hygiene products, bus passes, etc. On-campus housing can range from $5,560-$7,720 per academic year for a double-occupancy room. Off-campus housing (apartments and houses) generally range from $3,500-$9,500 per academic year. Note that some off-campus housing may have additional fees for utilities.

Health Insurance

All international students are required to have university health insurance. Health insurance is very important in the United States to keep medical expenses manageable. Some students may be exempt from purchasing university insurance, and will need to submit an Exemption Request form. The exemptions can be found through Campus Health.

Enrollment Fee

To confirm your enrollment at the University of Arizona, you will pay a one-time enrollment fee of $390 via NextSteps. Students may request a refund no later than May 15th for the Fall 2014 semester.

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