The Arizona Student Association, along with the Arizona Board of Regents and the Arizona State Legislature, created the AFAT program in 1989. It provides state-based financial aid to students who are underrepresented in the university population or to university students who demonstrate a clear need for financial aid by virtue of their special circumstances. Students approved the AFAT fee through student referenda on Arizona's university campuses, and the fee began in the Fall 1990 semester.
This fee is applied in the following terms: FALL, WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER
This fee is reduced if dropping below 7 units and refunded if dropping to 0 units, in accordance with the regular University refund policy.