Get Ready for a Big Year

Write these dates down! From the first-year student application deadline to the deadline to apply for financial aid, these are some of the most important days to look forward to on your journey to become a Wildcat.

Deadline to Apply as a
First-Year Student

Your University of Arizona application deadline varies depending on the semester you are applying for. Before you get started, review what you will need to apply, including test scores, transcripts, and more.

Starting SemesterApplication OpenApplication Deadline
Spring 2024April 1, 2023November 1, 2023
Summer 2024June 28, 2023May 1, 2024
Fall 2024June 28, 2023May 1, 2024
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Important Financial
Aid Dates

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens each year on October 1. Fill out your FAFSA after you apply for admission to find out what types of financial aid you can be offered.

April 1 is the priority submission date, but you can submit your FAFSA application even earlier. The sooner your FAFSA application is submitted, the better your chances are to qualify for free grant money – and, the sooner you’ll hear back from the University of Arizona, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid with your financial offer.

University of Arizona FAFSA school code: 001083

File Your FAFSA

FAFSA Application OpenOctober 1, 2022
Spring FAFSA Submission DateNovember 1, 2022
Fall FAFSA Submission DateApril 1, 2023

First-Year Financial
Aid Deadlines

Merit Tuition Scholarship Deadlines

You may also qualify for a merit-based tuition scholarship based on your academic performance. Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements and deadlines. 

To qualify for scholarship consideration, you must submit your complete application for admission by June 2, 2023.

Merit-Based Tuition Scholarship Requirements

Scholarship Universe

Non-federal aid and other scholarships are also available to future students. Explore Scholarship Universe, which matches admitted University of Arizona students with millions of dollars in scholarships. Deadlines vary however the peak scholarship season goes from November - April. Learn more at First-Year Tuition & Aid


Paying Tuition

Tuition is paid through the University of Arizona Bursar’s Office. After you’re admitted and have enrolled, you can access your account balance through UAccess. Visit the Bursar's website for specific tuition dates, deadlines, the last day to receive a refund, and more. 

Bursar's Office Tuition Deadlines

Application Questions

Still have questions about how to apply to the University of Arizona as a first-year student? Contact the Office of Admissions to get additional application information, check your application status, and more. 

Ask About Your Application