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Beginning in the academic year of 2024-2025, all undergraduate mandatory fees will be combined into a single comprehensive fee known as the Student Engagement Fee. However, the Arizona Financial Aid Trust (AFAT) mandatory fee was legislatively enacted and cannot be combined with any other fees for undergraduate or graduate students. 

The board has also approved the inclusion of mandatory fees for graduate and professional students into graduate tuition as part of their efforts to simplify the process.  

Please visit the Bursar's Office Fee Descriptions page for details of each fee that make up the Student Engagement Fee.

Under the new model, undergraduate students will only be required to pay the higher of the two college fees, thereby reducing their financial burden.

GRAD students completing a dual degree pay a discount rate of 75% of the program fee or differential tuition for each program. 

For more information regarding program fees and differential tuition, please visit our Handbook.

No, transfers into or out of the PFDT accounts to other sub-funds are unallowable. However, the department can transfer from their PFDT account to the aid account (279xxxx) if the aid account has been overspent for additional need-based aid.

Financial aid can be applied to differential tuition, program fees, base tuition, or bursar charges. 

A college or program will be flagged to submit a YE report in October if the PFDT account associated with the PFDT fee has a balance above 85% or a deficit higher than -10 %. The PFDT revenue should ideally be spent during the same year it is received. The students who pay PFDT should benefit directly from this fee. A large year-end balance raises the question of whether the fee is higher than necessary.

If your department or college requires full-time enrollment (12 units), confirm with your administration whether financial aid is available for students who do not meet the requirement. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) generally allows lower enrollment if the student is graduating. Also, they sometimes allow exceptions. If you award the students and their award is not disbursed because of the enrollment requirement, please get in touch with OSFA-DeptAskAid@arizona.eduide. Not all item types are set up to require 12-unit enrollment, so that might not be the case with your awards.

No, only majors are charged program fees. 

Starting with Fall 2024, only GRAD-level programs will be able to have a program fee or differential tuition, except for the Honors College. 

No, the University holds the right to approve these types of requests. However, we do report reductions or deletions to ABOR annually.

We encourage you to read the fees Handbooks before requesting a fee. Once you decide a fee is needed, you must submit an access request to specific roles in UAccess and complete the online application and required ABOR pdf forms.

Visit the Forms & Resources section for more details.

Yes, the UAccess form is for the university system and approval workflow. The ABOR pdf form is what is sent to ABOR and what they review before approving or denying a fee.

For a list of all forms, visit Forms & Resources

The board has approved tuition and fee growth rates for the next five years that reflect a new multi-year tuition setting structure. This structure aims to increase cost predictability for resident students at Arizona’s public universities. The five-year growth rates are designed to allow universities to stay competitive, support enrollment growth, and manage ongoing operations and maintenance, all while considering inflationary pressures. It's important to note that revenues generated from tuition and fees are the primary funding source for the universities' and board's strategic and business plans. Please note that there is no maximum amount for fee requests, but there is a minimum of $10.

For a list of all growth rates, visit ABOR Information& Resources>

A department or college can carry forward a balance if it was listed in the approved request. If a one-time exception is needed, approval from the Office of the Provost is needed. The department or college will have to send an official signed memo with details of this request.

  • If the expense is not allowable, detail how this benefits the students within the department/college. 
  • Explanation of why the department/college needs to carry forward the balance. 
  • Detailed cost list or invoice.
  • Any other information that can help with approving the carry-forward request? 
  • Have the memo signed by the Associate Dean of Finance and send it to the University Fees Manager.

Beginning with FY25, ABOR meets in November of each year to approve tuition and academic fees for the next academic year, including new or exceeding the allotted growth rates. The process includes a mandatory public hearing, publication of the proposals by each university president, a tuition and fees workshop, and a tuition and fees setting meeting. This is in addition to each university's internal reviews and processes.

The Bursars Office bills students based on their campus and degree program/plan on the first day of the term. 

The Graduate College uses the first day of the term as the effective date when adding students to a program at any time of the semester. Thus, based on the Graduate College's processes, students will be charged the program fee if added at any time of the semester.

QTR applies to program fees for 99% of UA programs. Upon fee implementation, some colleges decided not to have QTR apply to their program fees. The exceptions are the Eller Evening MBA, Eller Executive MBA, SBS Master of Public Administration (Main Campus), and the MBA programs for Online and Distance Education. This applies if the student is doing a dual degree. The same rules and exceptions apply to the Educational Assistance Program (EAP) and Domestic Partner Tuition Program (DPTP).

For more information regarding these educational benefits, visit the Human Resources website.

To be eligible for a refund of tuition, program fees, and course fees, students must drop courses or withdraw from the University by the specified Refund Dates. For more information regarding billing and payments, please visit the Bursars Office FAQ website.

Course fees are linked to a course ID; all sections under that ID will be charged the fee amount.

It was internally decided by UArizona leadership that TAs could not be paid from class fees. The university's decision was driven by the desire to collect lower revenues for class fees than ASU and NAU.

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