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Scholarship opportunities at University of Phoenix

Search and apply for scholarships

Scholarship opportunities at University of Phoenix

Our scholarship commitment

We believe everyone deserves an affordable education they shouldn’t have to compete for. Starting with your first course, every new, qualifying student will be awarded a scholarship, applied over a set number of courses and with a maximum value of either $1k or $3k, provided you maintain eligibility. Or you’ll get the better offer you qualify for.

How to apply for a scholarship

How to apply for a scholarship at University of Phoenix

Apply

If you are a new student, apply to University of Phoenix.

Select

Explore available scholarships.

Sign up

Complete your scholarship application.

How to apply for a scholarship at University of Phoenix

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1. Apply

If you are a new student, apply to University of Phoenix.

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2. Select

Explore available scholarships.

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3. Sign up

Complete your scholarship application.

Find a scholarship that fits you

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NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS

The Transfer Scholarship

Scholarship award

Maximum Value of $3,000

applied over 20 courses provided you maintain eligibility

12-60 transfer credits required.

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NEW & RETURNING STUDENTS

The Phoenix® Scholarship

Scholarship award

Maximum Value of $1,000

applied over 20 courses provided you maintain eligibility

3 years of work experience required.

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ALUMNI STUDENTS

The Alumni Scholarship

Scholarship award

Maximum Value of $2,000

applied over 20 courses provided you maintain eligibility

3.0 GPA or higher required.

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CURRENT STUDENTS

The Current Student Scholarship

Scholarship award

Maximum Value of $2,000

applied over 20 courses provided you maintain eligibility

3.75 GPA or higher with a minimum 24 credits required.

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NEW & RETURNING STUDENTS

The Phoenix® Master's Winter Scholarship

Scholarship award

Maximum Value of $3,000

applied over 11 courses provided you maintain eligibility

3 years of work experience required.

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ALUMNI STUDENTS

The Alumni Scholarship

Scholarship award

Maximum Value of $2,000

applied over 11 courses provided you maintain eligibility

3.25 GPA or higher required.

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CURRENT STUDENTS

The Current Student Scholarship

Scholarship award

Maximum Value of $2,000

applied over 11 courses provided you maintain eligibility

3.85 GPA or higher with a minimum 9 credits required.

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NEW STUDENTS

Phoenix Doctoral Scholarship

Scholarship award

Maximum Value of $3,000

applied over 8 courses provided you maintain eligibility

3 years of work experience required

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ALUMNI STUDENTS

Forever a Phoenix® Doctoral Scholarship

Scholarship award

Maximum Value of $3,000

applied over 8 courses provided you maintain eligibility

External scholarship opportunities

Searching for scholarships can be overwhelming, which is why University of Phoenix has built a scholarship search engine. Explore thousands of scholarship opportunities provided by organizations outside of University of Phoenix through iGrad™.

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Receiving scholarships

The following is important information that you may need when working with your scholarship provider to use your scholarship award.

What you should do with external scholarship checks

The scholarship provider awarding you the scholarship should make the scholarship check payable to "University of Phoenix" and mail it to:

University of Phoenix
Attn: Center for Scholarship Excellence
P.O. Box 52125
Phoenix, AZ 85082

The scholarship provider should note your full name and IRN (student ID number) on the check so that we can apply it to your account. If the scholarship provider has specific conditions for disbursement (how the scholarship money is used), they should include those directions in an award letter accompanying the check.

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What happens when you receive external scholarship funds

Scholarship funds are considered part of your financial aid package and will be applied directly to your student account to be used toward tuition, course materials and other applicable fees. We are unable to release funds directly to you unless specified in writing by the scholarship provider.

How we handle requests from external providers

Your external scholarship provider may need additional documentation from the University. Before the University can process any requests, we must have a FERPA* release form on file.

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These requests may include:

Financial aid status requests

If your scholarship provider is requesting information regarding your financial aid status, these requests must be completed by our Financial Aid processing center. Please fax all requests to 480-598-4390. Processing time is 48 hours.

Enrollment verification letters

To request letters of enrollment verification, acceptance letters or transcripts call the Office of Admissions and Records Support Center at 800-866-3919. Processing time is 72 hours. If the request is being sent by mail, please allow seven (7) to ten (10) business days for delivery.

Prevent delays

To prevent delays, complete a FERPA[1] release form to allow the University to release information to your scholarship provider. FERPA release forms are located on your eCampus student website. Go to the “Programs” tab then proceed to “Request FERPA Release” under the “Services” section. There, you can fill out and e-sign the release form. A copy of the form will be filed in your student records.

[1] FERPA stands for Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. To learn more about your FERPA rights, view the University of Phoenix Consumer Information Guide (PDF) or contact your advisor.

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Try our Savings Explorer® tool

Students with eligible credits and relevant experience on average saved:

$11,000

1 year

Off their undergraduate degree with University of Phoenix.

Questions other students are asking

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Whether you're a new or transfer student, you can apply for a scholarship worth up to either $1k or $3k. Or you'll get the better offer you qualify for.

We believe everyone deserves an affordable education they shouldn’t have to compete for. Starting with your first course, every new, qualifying student will be awarded a scholarship, applied over a set number of courses and with a maximum value of either $1k or $3k, provided you maintain eligibility. Or you’ll get the better offer you qualify for.

If you are a new or a returning student to University of Phoenix, you need to apply to the University first. Current students do not need to apply. Review eligible scholarships and apply for one that best fits your status as a student.

New, current, and returning students are all eligible for University of Phoenix scholarships. 

Scholarships are available for students pursuing a master’s degree. Undergraduate scholarships are also available.

Federal regulations require University of Phoenix to monitor student financial aid packages to make sure students remain within their financial need-based eligibility.

When a student receives a scholarship, it may result in the reduction or repayment of need-based financial assistance (student loans or grants) previously awarded to the student by University of Phoenix. When revising your financial aid, we will reduce loans first.