Why did a student ask me to write a letter for their AZA appeal?
Students who have lost their Arizona Assurance funding are able to complete an appeal to request their funding be restored.
The only time we ask for a letter from an academic advisor is when a student is submitting an appeal requesting transfer units be included in their total cumulative unit amount. Transfer units are not calculated in cumulative totals unless a request is made through an appeal.
Our main goal is to make sure students are making progress towards graduation. A letter from the academic advisor is verification that this is indeed happening through a combination of UA units and transfer units.
We request that the letter include how many transfer units will be applied towards the student’s degree.
The units must be posted and visible in the student’s UAccess Student Center at the time the appeal is submitted so OSFA is able to verify they are already in the UA’s system.