Undergraduate Cost & Scholarships

Undergraduate
Cost & Scholarships

  Cost  

The University of Arizona helps students estimate costs like tuition, fees, books, living expenses, and required health insurance. The costs listed below are for one full academic year, and the range of tuition and fees.

Tuition & Fees

$18,474–$41,474

Living Expenses

$17,100*

Health Insurance

$2,765

Total Yearly Cost: $38,339–$61,339

*Actual living expenses will vary, but students must be able to prove they are able to fund this amount per year to obtain their I-20.

82%

of admitted international students received the
Global Wildcat Award!

  Scholarships  

The University of Arizona offers a range of merit based scholarships for international students, including incoming freshmen and transfer students.

First-Year Student

The University of Arizona offers two scholarships to first-year students: the First-Year Global Wildcat Award and the Gatos MX Discount.

The First-Year Global Wildcat Award is a merit-based scholarship offered to first-year students. The amount of the award is based on your grade point average (GPA) that calculated during the admission process by converting your grading system to the US GPA grading system. The table included here gives you a range of scholarship amounts provided by the Global Wildcat Award

The Gatos MX Discount is partial tuition discount offered to first-year Mexican students from the states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, and Sonora. Click here for more information about the Gatos MX Scholarship.

How To Be Considered

Students are automatically considered for the Global Wildcat Award and Gatos MX Discount during the admissions process. 

Award Terms & Conditions

Please note: Scholarships are subject to the availability of funds. Please see terms and conditions for full details of these awards. Terms and Conditions can be found at the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website.

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First-Year Global Wildcat Award

Fall 2025 - Spring 2026

GPAAmount
3.9-4.00$20,000
3.75–3.89$16,000
3.50–3.74$12,500
3.25–3.49$7,500
3.00–3.24$4,000

Fall 2024 - Spring 2025

GPAAmount
4.00$23,000
3.75–3.99$19,000
3.50–3.74$13,000
3.25–3.49$8,000
3.00–3.24$5,000

Transfer Student

The Transfer Global Wildcat Award is a merit-based scholarship offered to incoming transfer students. Transfer students are defined as students who have earned 12 or more transferable units taken at a non-U.S. college or university or at a U.S. junior or community college. The amount of the award is based on your grade point average (GPA) that calculated during the admission process.

If you are coming from a non-U.S. institution, your GPA is calculated by converting your grading system to the U.S. GPA grading system. The table included here gives you a range of scholarship amounts provided by the Transfer Global Wildcat Award. All awards are subject to available funding.

How To Be Considered

Students are automatically considered for the Transfer Global Wildcat Award during the admissions process.

Award Terms & Conditions

Please note: Scholarships are subject to the availability of funds. Please see terms and conditions for full details of these awards. Terms and Conditions can be found at the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website.

Start Your Application Now

Transfer Global Wildcat Award

Fall 2025 - Spring 2026

GPAAmount
3.75–4.00$10,000
3.50–3.74$8,000
3.25–3.49$5,000
3.00–3.24$2,500

Phi Theta Kappa Members receive $2,000 in addition to each award tier.

Fall 2024 - Spring 2025

GPAAmount
4.0$15,000
3.75–3.99$10,000
3.50–3.74$7,000
3.25–3.49$4,000
3.00–3.24$2,000

Phi Theta Kappa Members receive $3,000 in addition to each award tier.

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