First Year Student Fee

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The Arizona Board of Regents approved the First Year Student Fee in 2010. The First Year Student Fee Board allocates approximately $120,000 each year to departments within the University of Arizona.


The First Year Student Fee is designed to fund programs and projects targeting First year student's interests and aligning with the Office of the Provost's goal of creating an exceptional student experience at UA.  Previously funded projects include Bear Down Camp, Family Weekend, SafeCats and Finding Community Welcome.  Funded programs and projects target aspects of the first year student experience and are designed to have a positive impact on students. 

UA students help determine where funds are directed and the First Year Student Fee Advisory Board (FYFAB) recommends funding priorities. University oversight of the Board is provided through the Office of the Provost, and funds are distributed following established University business procedures and policies.

Applications for project proposals are typically submitted beginning in February and review of proposals begins in March. Information about how to apply for funding may be found here.

Apply For Funding

Projects applications are not being accepted at this time. Please check back later.

Apply To Be A Board Member

Board Membership applications are not being accepted at this time. Please check back later.

Important Information

Fee Amount
$10.00 per semester, paid by all first year students.

Important Dates - Board Meetings

Next Open Board meeting will be on TBD.