Accepting your Financial Aid

Accepting Grants and Scholarships 

You do not need to accept any grants or scholarships. These will automatically credit to your Bursar account.

Accepting Loans

You can accept your loans at any time during the academic year as long as the following requirements are met:

  • Have filed the FAFSA and been awarded Federal Direct Unsubsidized/GradPlus Loans.
  • Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards for financial aid.
  • Do not have outstanding "To Do" items in UAccess.

When you accept a loan, the full amount will be split into two disbursements (for the Fall and Spring semesters).

To accept your loans:

  • Log in to UAccess Student using your UA NetID
  • In the Student Center, look for the Financial Aid heading
  • Click Accept/Decline Awards
  • Click the applicable school year and accept the loan(s)
  • You do not need to decline loans which you do not want to take. 
  • You may accept only a portion of the offered amount if you do not need the full offered fund. 

New Borrowers

  • Log in to StudentLoans.gov to e-sign your Master Promissory Note(s) and complete loan entrance counseling
  • Use the same name, FSA ID, Social Security Number and Date of Birth you did when completing your FAFSA
  • If you have borrowed within the last academic year at UA under the same loan program, you will not need to complete a new promissory note
  • Your MPN and loan entrance counseling are good for 10 years

First-time Financial Aid Recipients at the UA

Upon your acceptance to the College of Medicine, we recommend that you complete the Financial Aid Authorization. This allows the UA to use your financial aid to pay all charges on your bursar’s account, including tuition and mandatory fees. To authorize this:

  • Log in to UAccess Student using your UA NetID
  • In the Student Center, look for the Financial Aid heading
  • Click Financial Aid Authorization
  • Click the Grant Permissions button and then follow the steps until you have submitted your authorization

If you do not want the UA to use your financial aid to automatically pay charges on your bursar’s account, you will be responsible for making these payments manually. To decline this authorization:

  • Log in to UAccess Student using your UA NetID
  • In the Student Center, look for the Financial Aid heading
  • Click Financial Aid Authorization
  • Click the Grant Permissions button and follow the steps until you see the Cancel button
  • Click Cancel, and when prompted to confirm, click Yes
  • Send an email to financialaid@medadmin.arizona.edu with the subject “I will Pre-Pay all charges Don't Pay with Federal Financial Aid”
  • Please allow 2-3 business days for a reply
  • Once the process is completed, your status in the Financial Aid Authorization link will show as “Not Approved” REQUIREMENTS FOR DISBURSEMENT:

Requirements For Disbursement 

Unit requirements: minimum of 5  graduate units for P-MAP and 9 for Medical students