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External Scholarship

Scholarship providers/donors

We’ve partnered with iGrad to provide a search tool with a list of many available national and local scholarships. The Scholarship Search allows students to filter results. For example, the search can be narrowed down by deadline or dollar amount. Access the search tool.

If you’re interested in listing a scholarship for our students, please review the iGrad Quality Scholarship Promise to make sure your scholarship meets specific criteria.  If it does, please submit the following information to scholarships@phoenix.edu:

  • Link to scholarship information
  • Name of scholarship
  • Amount
  • Deadline
  • Requirements
Request info

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.

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.

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.

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.

Visit our Scholarships and Financial Aid section to learn more about how scholarships affect your financial aid.

Prevent delays

To prevent delays, complete a FERPA* 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.

Processing FAQ

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

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 best that fits your status as a student. 

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

University of Phoenix has expanded their 1M scholarship commitment to qualifying students. The University currently offers scholarships ranging from $1000 to $3000 in awards.

Appy for as many University of Phoenix scholarships for which you are eligible. You will receive the highest value for which you qualify. The more you awarded in scholarships, the more you can save on your degree.

Send scholarship checks to:

University of Phoenix
P.O. Box 52125
Phoenix, AZ 85072

Make checks payable to: University of Phoenix

  • Student’s full name
  • Student’s IRN (student ID number)
  • Scholarship provider’s contact information
  • Letter from provider with any scholarship disbursement requests

Scholarships are disbursed in compliance with the provider’s terms. If the provider does not indicate disbursement information, University of Phoenix will apply the funds to the student’s account to be used only for tuition and fees.

No. Students do not need to endorse their scholarship check because funds are applied directly to their student account.

Scholarship funds are considered part of the student’s financial aid package. Receiving a scholarship may require students to reduce or repay their need-based financial assistance.

Cost of attendance can be obtained directly from the student.

Requesting information regarding a student’s financial aid status must be handled by the University of Phoenix Financial Aid Processing Center. Please fax all requests to 480.598.4390. Processing time is 48 hours.

Students must complete a FERPA* release listing the scholarship provider in order for this request to be processed.

*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 our students’ FERPA rights, view the University of Phoenix Consumer Information Guide or contact the Center for Scholarship Excellence.

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 48 hours. If the request is being sent by mail, please allow seven to ten business days for delivery.

Students must complete a FERPA* release listing the scholarship provider in order for this request to be processed.

 

*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 our students’ FERPA rights, view the University of Phoenix Consumer Information Guide or contact the Center for Scholarship Excellence.

Excess funds or refunds will be returned according to the term(s) specified by the provider. If the provider does not indicate refund and/or excess fund information, University of Phoenix will mail a refund or excess funds back to the provider. Refunds are processed within 10 business days and refund checks are issued by University of Phoenix Corporate Accounting. It may take up to six weeks to receive your refund check. Contact the Center for Scholarship Excellence if you do not receive your check within six weeks.

No. You will not be billed for your scholarship payment. However, if an invoice or bill is required for payment, the student needs to provide a copy of his or her account statement from his/her student webpage.

Scholarship funds processed by University of Phoenix cannot be restricted to pay specific fees due to the amount of scholarships received by external donors.

Yes. The University of Phoenix Registrar’s Office will provide a confirmation of enrollment at your request in order to process a scholarship payment. However, we cannot provide confirmation of continued enrollment.

es. The University of Phoenix Registrar’s Office will provide an academic performance evaluation at your request in order to process a scholarship payment. The student will select to provide you either the official University of Phoenix Transcript or the University of Phoenix Letter of Good Standing. We will provide this directly to the student or mail it to you.

Students must complete a FERPA* release listing the scholarship provider in order for this request to be processed.

 

*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 our students’ FERPA rights, view the University of Phoenix Consumer Information Guide or contact the Center for Scholarship Excellence.

University of Phoenix
Attn: External Scholarships
External Scholarship Manager
P.O. Box 62704
Phoenix, AZ 85082

Or scholarships@phoenix.edu

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