How many units do students need to complete each year to remain eligible?
Units are based on the cumulative total passed, and not per semester or academic year alone. Cumulative units only include the number of units passed; not taken (grades of E, F or W do not count towards the total), and all units must be UA units.
Transfer units will only be considered through the appeal process and with a letter from the student’s academic advisor indicating how many transfer units will be applied towards the student’s degree.
Below are the cumulative unit totals by year. Students have the entire academic year, including summer sessions, to meet the cumulative total:
- 1st year students (freshmen) – 24 UA units*
- 2nd year students (sophomores) – 48 UA units*
- 3rd year students (juniors) – 72 UA units*
- 4th year students (seniors) – do not have unit criteria as they are no longer eligible for renewal following their fourth year
Although unit amounts can differ by semester as long as cumulative totals are met, students must be at 12 units or more for their Arizona Assurance to disburse.
*Arizona Assurance only provides funding for four consecutive years. If students only meet the minimum unit requirements each year, they will be on track for a fifth year and Arizona Assurance does not provide funding a fifth year.