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Guaranteed Tuition Program FAQs

The Guaranteed Tuition Program is the University of Arizona’s commitment to provide students with a constant tuition rate and mandatory fees, as set by the Arizona Board of Regents for eight (8) continuous semesters (summer and winter sessions excluded), beginning with the term of an undergraduate student’s initial enrollment on the UA main campus.
The purpose of the Guaranteed Tuition Program is to help make the cost of a college education more predictable for students and their families. The benefit is that it protects students and their families from sudden spikes in tuition and enables them to estimate and budget for college expenses more accurately.
The Guaranteed Tuition Program tuition rate applies to all undergraduate students - resident or non-resident, freshman or transfer - who enroll in a bachelor’s degree program (or second bachelor’s degree) on the UA main campus.
No, there is no special sign-up. Qualified incoming students are automatically enrolled in the Guaranteed Tuition Program, which is now the University of Arizona’s only tuition rate for these students.
Yes, there is an “opt-in” sign-up process through the UAccess Student Center for eligible students. Students must opt-in between 5/5/15 and 8/21/15.

Students who elect to opt-in will receive the Guaranteed Tuition Program through their eighth semester of total enrollment at the UA starting with the Fall 2014 term.

Students who opt-in will be charged the difference between the Guaranteed Tuition Program and the Non- Guaranteed Tuition Program rate they were charged for both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.

In semesters nine and ten they will pay the 2015/16 Guaranteed Tuition Program rate. Starting the eleventh semester these students will pay the current non-Guaranteed Tuition Program rate. If a student decides to cancel their “opt-in”, he or she needs to contact the Registrar’s Office before the close of business on 8/21/15. Once again, the Guaranteed Tuition Program is the University of Arizona’s only tuition rate for new undergraduate UA Main Campus students.

You will pay the rate in effect for that academic year for eight regular semesters.
Students needing a 9th or 10th semester to complete their degree would pay the same tuition as the students who first enrolled the following year. Students needing an 11th semester would pay the prevailing rate in effect for that year. For example, students enrolled in fall 2014 at the 2014/15 rate, but who did not complete their degree by spring 2018 and had not missed two regular (fall/spring) semesters, would pay the 2015/16 Guaranteed Tuition Program rate for fall 2018 (9th semester) and spring 2019 (10th semester). Students needing an 11th semester, attending in fall 2019, would pay the Non-Guaranteed Tuition Program Tuition rate for that 11th semester and beyond.
Students who have had continuous UA main campus enrollment but who have exhausted their allotted eight semesters plus two additional (9th and 10th) semesters at the subsequent Guaranteed Tuition Program rate would be assessed the Non-Guaranteed Tuition Program Tuition rate in effect in their eleventh semester. However, students with excess earned credit hours (greater than 145) will be responsible for paying the excess credit hours surcharge in accordance with state law.
Students who enroll as part-time, degree-seeking undergraduates pay a pro-rated per-credit rate based on the Guaranteed Tuition Program rate. Students receive eight consecutive regular (fall/spring) semesters at the Guaranteed Tuition Program rate whether they are part-time or full-time.
Undergraduate students not seeking a degree will pay the Non-Guaranteed Tuition Program Tuition rate established for that current year and for any new tuition increases for future years.
If you enroll as a part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate, you will pay a pro-rated per credit rate based on the Guaranteed Tuition Program rate. You will have eight consecutive regular semesters at Guaranteed Tuition Program rate whether you’re part-time or full-time.
No. The Guaranteed Tuition Program only applies to regular (fall/spring) semesters. If you choose to take classes in summer or winter terms, you will pay the per-credit rate approved for that term by the University of Arizona and Arizona Board of Regents.
Students who first enroll at University of Arizona in the summer or winter will pay the session rate in effect. When the student enrolls for fall or spring, the appropriate Guaranteed Tuition Program rate in effect for that semester will begin and continue for eight regular semesters.
No. High school concurrent students do not qualify for the Guaranteed Tuition Program. High school concurrent students pay the Non-Guaranteed Tuition Program Tuition rate established for that current year (typically less than the Guaranteed Tuition Program rate), and they are responsible for any new tuition increases in future years.
International students will have their Guaranteed Tuition Program groups managed in the same manner as all other UA Main undergraduate students. International, degree-seeking students participate in the Guaranteed Tuition Program in the same manner as all other UA Main Campus undergraduate students.
Students who do not enroll at the University of Arizona for one regular (fall/spring) semester can retain their original Guaranteed Tuition Program rate; however, the non-enrollment semester does count as one of the eight regular semesters at that Guaranteed Tuition Program rate. The Guaranteed Tuition Program rate will not be extended a semester as a result of non-enrollment.
Students who do not enroll at the University of Arizona for more than one regular (fall/spring) semesters, without an approved leave, will forfeit their original Guaranteed Tuition Program rate. Students forfeit their original Guaranteed Tuition Program rate whether the missed semesters are consecutive or non-consecutive. Students will be re-evaluated and placed into the prevailing Guaranteed Tuition Program rate in effect at the time of their return to the UA Main campus, and will have eight regular semesters at this rate provided they do not miss additional semesters.
If you need to apply for readmission to the University of Arizona you will be re-evaluated and assessed the prevailing Guaranteed Tuition Program rate in effect at the time of your return to the UA Main campus, and will have eight regular semesters at this rate provided you do not miss additional semesters.
Students who begin at UA South or UA Online and then switch to the UA main campus will pay the Guaranteed Tuition Program rate in effect the semester they begin at the UA main campus. The student’s eight semesters begin the semester the student enrolls on the UA main campus as well.
Academically disqualified students who do not enroll at the University of Arizona for one or more regular (fall/spring) semesters will be responsible for the tuition rate in effect when the student returns to the UA main campus. Students will then have eight regular semesters at the new Guaranteed Tuition Program rate.
Students who officially withdraw from all their UA regular (fall/spring) semester courses can retain their original Guaranteed Tuition Program rate if they re-enroll the next regular semester; however, the semester does count as one of the eight regular semesters at that Guaranteed Tuition Program rate.
Yes. Regardless of the number of credits you transfer, you will have eight consecutive regular semesters at Guaranteed Tuition Program rate to complete your bachelor’s degree.

Students participating in National Student Exchange or UA Study Abroad with enrollment through the University of Arizona will retain their original Guaranteed Tuition Program rate. However, the semesters in which you are enrolled in these programs count toward your eight semester total.

Students who complete two or more consecutive regular semesters of exchange or study abroad by enrolling through an institution other than the University of Arizona will lose their original Guaranteed Tuition Program rate and will be placed into the prevailing Guaranteed Tuition Program rate in effect at the time of their return to the UA main campus. Students pursuing this course of study should work with an academic advisor to explore an Undergraduate Leave of Absence.

You will have eight consecutive regular (fall/spring) semesters at the Guaranteed Tuition Program rate to complete your bachelor’s degree. If you need a 9th or 10th semester in which to complete your bachelor’s degree, you will pay the same tuition as the students who first enrolled the year after you. If you need an 11th semester, you will pay the Non-Guaranteed Tuition Program Tuition rate in effect for that year.
The Guaranteed Tuition Program does not change the terms and conditions of your scholarship. For details about your specific scholarship, check the terms and conditions for your award or contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

The Registrar's Office can answer questions about your eligibility for Guaranteed Tuition. Contact the Registrar's Office at reghelp@email.arizona.edu.

The Bursar's Office can assist you with questions regarding Guaranteed Tuition costs or payments. Contact the Bursar's Office at bursar-web@fso.arizona.edu. bursar-web@fso.arizona.edu.