Paying for College
Whether you're using your GI Bill or not, paying for college is a topic of discussion that all students should explore. Here are some things to consider as you prepare to come to UArizona.
Many student veterans think that they won't qualify for federal financial aid. While that is sometimes true, veterans leave thousands of dollars in free grant money on the table each academic year.
Financial Aid Appeal
Your financial aid package is put together based off of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) code. Because FAFSA uses your income from two years prior, it is highly likely that a.) your EFC is too high for grants and b.) that your current financial situation, which is that of a student, is not the same as two years ago. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid regularly repackages students based off of their current financial situations. GI Bill stipends and payments are not considered income, so most veterans effectively have zero income while they're in school. Contact OSFA to begin the appeal process, which is relatively easy, so that you can be considered for grants!
The University of Arizona Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid maintains a database of scholarships available all around the country, which you can access as a student and apply directly.