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Persistence Grant

The University of Arizona Global Campus does not want to let financial burden prevent you from accomplishing your goals; it is our purpose to help you persist to graduation. UAGC offers a tuition grant up to $3,500 to eligible undergraduate students who complete an academic year and persist into their next academic year to assist in reducing financial worry so you can focus on your studies!

What is the Persistence Grant?

The Persistence Grant is intended to support you financially by assisting in covering the balance owed up to $3,500 to the University of Arizona Global Campus, regardless of the reason for the shortfall, for students who continue to persist into future academic years.

Who is eligible?

Continuing students in any undergraduate program who successfully complete an academic year with a shortfall and post attendance in their next academic year will be reviewed for eligibility. Eligible students will be reviewed for each successfully completed academic year. Students may receive the Persistence Grant once per academic year.

Note: If you are receiving other institutional grants, offers, or discounts from the University of Arizona Global Campus, you do not qualify for the Persistence Grant, excluding those eligible for the Welcome Grant, Bridge Grant, Re-Entry Grant, Forge Ahead Grant, Degree Complete Grant, Alumni Grant, and Referral Offer. Students who receive both the Persistence Grant and the Re-Entry Grant cannot exceed a combined total of $3,500 per academic year. Students receiving employer payments are not eligible. In addition, pay upfront payment options like cash or tuition reimbursement do not qualify.

What does the Persistence Grant cover?

The Persistence Grant may cover any shortfall up to $3,500 in the previous academic year, regardless of the reason for the shortfall.

What are all the things I need to do in order to receive this grant?

As an undergraduate degree-seeking student who successfully completes an academic year and continues on into your next academic year, you may be eligible for the Persistence Grant if you meet the following conditions:

  1. Successfully complete your current academic year
  2. Post attendance in your next academic year
  3. Have a shortfall, regardless of the reason
  4. Maintain good academic standing

When will the Persistence Grant be applied to my account?

Within the first month of attending into your next academic year, your account will be reviewed for eligibility, and the determined amount up to $3,500 will be applied to your student account.

What if I fail or drop a course? What if I need to take a break between courses?

If you unsuccessfully complete a course, the end date of your current academic year will extend, thereby pushing your eligibility date. You may take approved breaks through the academic leave request process detailed in the UAGC academic catalog.

Terms & Conditions

Undergraduate degree seeking who successfully complete an academic year and post attendance in their next academic year may be eligible for the Persistence Grant. An undergraduate academic year is defined as a minimum of 40 weeks of instructional time and 24 successfully earned credits that apply toward the student’s program of study. The Persistence Grant will be applied once per academic year to the student’s last successfully completed academic year; the grant will not be applied to a student’s final academic year. Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible: successfully complete the current academic year, post attendance in the next academic year, have a shortfall regardless of the reason, and maintain good academic standing. The Persistence Grant applies to eligible student accounts after posting attendance in their next academic year, beginning October 1, 2021. Attendance is defined as participating in an academic activity within the online classroom which includes posting in a graded discussion forum, submitting a written assignment or journal entry, or submitting a quiz or exam. Students are still subject to the terms and conditions of their selected payment option(s). The Persistence Grant eligibility cannot be used in conjunction with any other institutional grant, offer, or discount, excluding those eligible for the Welcome Grant, Bridge Grant, Re-Entry Grant, Forge Ahead Grant, Degree Complete Grant, Alumni Grant, and Referral Offer. Students who receive both the Persistence Grant and the Re-Entry Grant cannot exceed a combined total of $3,500 per academic year. Students receiving employer payments are not eligible. In addition, pay upfront payment options like cash or tuition reimbursement do not qualify.

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