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Graduate College Financial Hardship Funds

At a glance
Number Awarded: 
Depends on availability of funds
Amount Awarded: 
Up to $2,500 and dependent upon availability of funds. The award may be in the form of tuition and/or cash fellowship.
Application Period: 
Fall, Spring, Summer semesters
Funding Type: 
Cash Award/Stipend
Tuition Award
Process: 
By Application
Eligibility Category: 
Doctoral Students
Master's Students
About

The Financial Hardship Funds offer support for domestic graduate degree-seeking students who are experiencing an exceptional and unexpected temporary financial difficulty or emergency that is 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. Applicants may be asked to provide documentation of the unexpected hardship. Award amounts vary and will not exceed $2,500 dependent upon the availability of funds. (Updated October 10, 2018)

Eligibility

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
Instructions

Fill out Application for Graduate College Financial Hardship Funds

You will need an email or letter from your Department Head or Director of Graduate Studies stating the following:

  • That you are, at this point in time, considered a priority for financial assistance over other students in the program,
  • You are making satisfactory progress toward the completion of your degree,
  • Why the Graduate College should support the request, and
  • What the academic program or college are providing to help offset the hardship.

Your Department Head or Director of Graduate Studies should send your letter or email of support to:

Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean
Graduate College
voorhees@email.arizona.edu
520-626-6908

Contact

Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean
Graduate College
voorhees@email.arizona.edu
520-626-6908