Financial Preparation

1. Check Your Credit

The University of Arizona offers the Unsubsidized Loan and the Grad Plus Loan as part of the financial aid packages. The Grad Plus Loan requires a credit check. Students are encouraged to check their credit for and clear any inconsistencies and derogatory marks. Students can check their credit for free at

Free Credit Check

2. Complete your FAFSA

It is important to file your 2021-2022 FAFSA by the priority service date of March 1. Be sure to review the Financial Aid Student Aid Report (SAR) and make any important updates and changes to your FAFSA. The University of Arizona school code is 001083.

FAFSA More Information on FAFSA

3. Review Cost of Attendance Budget

The cost of attendance is the university’s estimate of your academic-year expenses. It includes charges billed directly to you (tuition and fees), as well as an estimated budget of indirect expenses (room/board, books and supplies, travel, miscellaneous, and loan fees). Although you may be awarded financial aid up to the cost of attendance, you may choose to borrow less.

Tuition and Cost

4. Apply for Merit and Need Based Scholarships

The College of Veterinary Medicine offers a generous scholarship program. All students are encouraged to apply for scholarships in which they are eligible to apply, between January 2021 and April 1, 2021. Additional scholarship opportunities can be found in the Scholarship Universe database.

Scholarship Universe Financial Resources

5. Meet with Financial Aid Office or Attend Information Sessions

If you have questions about financial aid, we encourage you to set up an appointment with a financial aid advisor regarding your funding opportunities. Additionally, many helpful information sessions on borrowing wisely are available to help you set up successful borrowing strategies and techniques.

Helpful Resources Schedule An Appointment