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Graduate College Financial Hardship Funds

At a glance
Number Awarded: 
Depends on availability of funds
Amount Awarded: 
Application Period: 
Fall, Spring, Summer semesters
Funding Type: 
Cash Award/Stipend
By Application
Eligibility Category: 
Doctoral Students
Master's Students

The Financial Hardship Funds offer support for domestic graduate degree-seeking students who are experiencing exceptional and unexpected financial difficulties that are impeding their degree completion in a timely manner. Priority will be given to those masters or doctoral students who are within a semester or two of completing their degrees and those who show a significant hardship. Support may be in the form of tuition scholarships and/or need-based cash awards. These funds will be only awarded in truly exceptional circumstances.


University of Arizona Master’s or Doctoral graduate students who:

  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents,
  • Are admitted to and enrolled in a Master’s or doctoral degree granting program on the University of Arizona Main, UA South or Phoenix campuses (UA Online students are not eligible),
  • Have filed the FAFSA form for the academic year of request

Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean
Graduate College (link sends e-mail)