What are Guaranteed Mandatory Fees?
What is the purpose and benefit of Guaranteed Mandatory Fees?
Who qualifies for Guaranteed Mandatory Fees?
Guaranteed Mandatory Fees apply to all Graduate and Professional students at Main Campus, Phoenix Campus, and Sierra Vista Campus, and to all Undergraduate students at Sierra Vista Campus (unless they opt-in to the Guaranteed Tuition Program). Undergraduate students at Main Campus participate in the Guaranteed Tuition Program which provides a constant tuition rate and mandatory fees for eight (8) continuous semesters (summer and winter sessions excluded).
Graduate and Professional students who were enrolled in a Main Campus, Phoenix Campus or Sierra Vista Campus degree or certificate program in Spring 2017 or Summer 2017 will not be subject to the mandatory fee increase which occurred in Fall 2017.
Do I have to sign up for Guaranteed Mandatory Fees?
What if the first time I enroll is in the spring semester?
What if I need more than four (4) years to complete my degree?
Students needing more than four (4) years to complete their degree would pay the Non-Guaranteed Mandatory Fees rate beginning in their fifth (5th) year and beyond.
What if I am a part-time degree-seeking student?
What if I am a non-degree-seeking student (part-time or full-time)?
What if I start at the University of Arizona as a part-time degree-seeking student and then enroll full-time?
Do Guaranteed Mandatory Fees apply to classes in the summer or winter semesters?
What is the Guaranteed Mandatory Fees rate for students who enroll and attend University of Arizona for the first time during the summer or winter semester?
I’m currently enrolled in high school but am taking University of Arizona courses. Does the Guaranteed Mandatory Fees rate apply to me?
I am an international student. Does the Guaranteed Mandatory Fees rate apply to me?
What if I need to take one or more regular semesters (fall or spring) off for any reason?
Students who need to take one or more regulars semesters off should complete an approved Leave of Absence request. Semesters on leave count as part of the four (4) years of Guaranteed Mandatory Fees. Students who fail to complete an approved Leave of Absence will ordinarily need to reapply for their degree program. When students apply for readmission, they will be re-evaluated and assessed the prevailing GMF rate in effect at the time of their return to the University. They will have four (4) years at this new rate provided they do not complete their degree or discontinue their enrollment.
What if I leave and need to be readmitted to the University of Arizona?
What if I am academically disqualified?
Students who are academically disqualified, and re-enter a new degree program will start with the new Guaranteed Mandatory Fees rate in effect and will have up to four (4) years to complete their degree at their new GMF rate.
What if I need to withdraw from all my courses for a semester?
What if I need to defer enrollment after I have been admitted?
What if I begin a degree program and then decide to change to a different program?
What if I begin a degree program and then add another degree program at a later date?
Are transfer students eligible for four (4) years at the Guaranteed Mandatory Fees rate?
How does participation in study abroad affect someone paying the Guaranteed Mandatory Fees rate?
Students participating in Study Abroad with enrollment through the University of Arizona will retain their original Guaranteed Mandatory Fees rate. However, the semesters in which they are enrolled in these programs count toward their four (4) year total.
Students who complete two or more consecutive regular semesters (fall/spring) of exchange or study abroad by enrolling through an institution other than the University of Arizona forfeit their original Guaranteed Mandatory Fees rate and will be placed into the prevailing GMF rate in effect at the time of their return to the University. Students pursuing this course of study should work with an academic advisor to explore a Leave of Absence.
What if I have applied to graduate, but do not actually graduate until a later semester? What happens to my Guaranteed Mandatory Fees status?
Students have up to four (4) years of regular semesters (fall/spring) at the Guaranteed Mandatory Fees rate to complete their degree. If they are within their four (4) year window, they will maintain their GMF rate.
Students needing more than four (4) years to complete their degree would pay the Non-Guaranteed Mandatory Fees rate beginning in their fifth (5th) year.
How does this affect my scholarship or assistantship?
What if I have additional questions?
The Registrar's Office can answer questions about eligibility for Guaranteed Mandatory Fees. Contact the Registrar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bursar's Office can assist with questions regarding Guaranteed Mandatory Fees or payments. Contact the Bursar's Office at email@example.com.