PARENT'S GUIDE TO ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY DEGREES
UAT Parents Guide
Elite Education Affordability

As a technology university, we work hard to ensure that a UAT education represents a clearly affordable alternative when compared to many other private four-year technology colleges or, to the cost of out-of-state tuition at a public college.

UAT’s tuition is nearly identical to the median out-of-state tuition at a public or state college and 20% less than the median tuition at other private colleges.

TUITION AND TAX ADVANTAGES

Education tax credits can help offset the costs of education. The American Opportunity (Hope Credit extended) and the Lifetime Learning Credit are education credits you can subtract in full from the federal income tax, not just deduct from taxable income.

  • American Opportunity Credit
  • Education Credits can help at tax time
  • Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education
  • Form 8863, Education Credits (Hope and Lifetime Learning Credits)
  • Coverdell Education Savings Accounts — IRS

The tax code provides a variety of tax incentives for families who are saving for, or already paying, higher education costs or are repaying student loans.You may be able to claim a Hope and Lifetime Learning Credit for the qualified tuition and related expenses of the students in your family (i.e., you, your spouse, or an eligible dependent) who are enrolled in eligible educational institutions. Different rules apply to each credit. If you claim a Hope Scholarship Credit for a particular student, none of that student’s expenses for that year may be applied toward the Lifetime Learning Credit.

You may be able to claim a tuition deduction of up to $4,000 of qualified education expenses paid during the year for yourself, your spouse, or your dependent. You cannot claim this deduction if your filing status is married filing separately or if another person can claim an exemption for you as a dependent on his or her tax return. The qualified expenses must be for higher education.

UAT Parents Guide

You may be able to deduct interest you pay on a qualified student loan. And, if your student loan is canceled, you may not have to include any amount in income. The deduction is claimed as an adjustment to income so you do not need to itemize your deductions on Schedule A Form 1040.
— IRS

In today’s tough labor market, a college degree dramatically boosts the odds of finding a job and making more money. On average, the benefits of a four-year college degree are equivalent to an investment that returns 15.2 percent per year. This is more than double the average return to stock market investments since 1950, and more than five times the returns to corporate bonds, gold, long-term government bonds, or home ownership. From any investment perspective, college is a great deal.
— National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

There is considerable support for the notion that the rate of return on investment in higher education is high enough to warrant the financial burden associated with pursuing a college degree. Though the earnings differential between college and high school graduates varies over time, college graduates, on average, earn more than high school graduates.

While it is clear that investment in a college degree, especially for those students in the lowest income brackets, is a financial burden, the long-term benefits to individuals as well as to society at large, appear to far outweigh the costs.
— ERIC Clearinghouse On Higher Education, Washington, DC

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Tuition Costs

  • Undergraduate tuition: $11,575 per semester
  • Graduate tuition: $8,250 per semester
  • UAT-Online tuition: $8,100 per semester
UAT Financial Aid at a Glance
  • Total Scholarships and Grants awarded to UAT Students in 2011-2012: $3.3 million
  • Total student loans awarded to UAT students in 2011-2012: $7.6 million
  • Total federal work study amounts awarded to UAT students in 2011-2012: $110,861
  • Total parent loans awarded to UAT students in 2011-2012: $3.4 million
Financial Resources
    UNIVERSITY OF ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY
  • Flexible Payment Options
  • UAT Scholarships
  • Discovery Scholarship

    STUDENT
  • Employer Reimbursement
  • Private/3rd Party Scholarships
  • Private Loans
  • Savings
  • Student Employment (on campus and off campus)

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  • 529 Plan
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  • Pell Grant
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  • Active Duty - Tuition assistance - Ch 30 and Ch 33
  • MGIB - Ch 30
  • Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon - Ch 33
  • Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP) - Ch 1607
  • Selected Reserves - Ch 1606
Technology University Affordability

If you have questions about financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office at this email address: fa@uat.edu or by phoning (800) 658-5744 or (602) 383-8217. You will also find more helpful information on the Financial Aid section of our technology college website.

Technology University
Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have strong academic potential. recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA.

SCHOLARSHIPS

UAT seeks to reward scholarships to on-campus, undergraduate students who have shown success, or the potential for success. These technology college students are accepted for admission based on a range of qualifications that express the student’s vision for the college experience, the value of technology innovation in the world and their desire to attend UAT. Our scholarship program is designed to reward new students who meet these standards. The earlier your student files a UAT application, the more financial aid options that will be available. If your student is seriously considering UAT, encourage him or her to complete their application as soon as possible.

UAT OFFERS SEVERAL TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS:

Digital Maker and Fabrication Scholarship

UAT is seeking students passionate about revolutionizing how we invent and create, changing the way we design and bring to market new technology products. In appreciation of that passion, UAT is awarding the Digital Maker & Fabrication programmatic scholarship to outstanding applicants to our Digital Maker & Fabrication degree program.

Eligibility:
We are seeking first-time, incoming, on-campus students looking to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Maker & Fabrication. Interested students looking for consideration for the scholarship need to complete an application for admission to the University and the Digital Maker & Fabrication major.

Award Amount:
The Digital Maker & Fabrication programmatic scholarship is an award amount of $5,000, awarded over two semesters of tuition, the first semester and the fifth semester of attendance at UAT.

Terms and Conditions:
Students must successfully enroll in the Bachelor of Arts Digital Maker & Fabrication degree program in accordance with all deadlines. The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

Renewal:
This is a one-time award; there is no renewal.

Academic Scholarships
The University rewards students that demonstrate notable academic success prior to attending UAT with one of three Academic Scholarships:
  • Presidential Honor Scholarship
  • Presidential Honor Scholarships are awarded to those individuals who have strong academic potential as demonstrated by their high school performance.

    Eligibility:
    3.85 GPA or better; or ACT score of 33 or greater, SAT score of 1540 or greater on a 1600 scale or a score of 2310 or greater on a 2400 scale, GED score of 770 or greater or college cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 3.8 or greater based on a college degree.

    Award Amount:
    $1,500 per semester for up to eight (8) semesters for a maximum total award of $12,000.

    Terms and Conditions:
    The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

    Renewal:
    Scholarship recipients who meet award maintenance requirements can receive the scholarship for up to eight academic semesters.

    Deadline:
    Academic scholarships have an associated deadline for the submission of documentation supporting the award of the scholarship. Students must submit official documentation by the 15th day of the month prior to their semester start in order to receive any Academic Scholarship.

  • Provost’s Award Scholarship
  • Provost's Awards scholarships are awarded to those individuals who have strong academic potential as demonstrated by their high school performance.

    Eligibility:
    3.6 GPA; or ACT score of 30 or greater, SAT score of 1440 or greater on a 1600 scale or a score of 2160 or greater on a 2400 scale, GED score of 720 or greater or college cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 3.5 or greater based on a college degree.

    Award Amount:
    $1,000 per semester for up to eight (8) semesters for a maximum total award of $8,000.

    Terms and Conditions:
    The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

    Renewal:
    Scholarship recipients who meet award maintenance requirements can receive the scholarship for up to eight academic semesters.

    Deadline:
    Academic scholarships have an associated deadline for the submission of documentation supporting the award of the scholarship. Students must submit official documentation by the 15th day of the month prior to their semester start in order to receive any Academic Scholarship.

  • Scholar’s Award Scholarship
  • Scholar's Award Scholarships are awarded to those individuals who have strong academic potential as demonstrated by their high school performance.

    Eligibility:
    3.4GPA; or ACT score of 28 or greater, SAT score of 1360 or greater on a 1600 scale or a score of 2040 or greater on a 2400 scale, GED score of 680 or greater or college cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 3.2 or greater based on a college degree.

    Award Amount:
    $500 per semester for up to eight (8) semesters for a maximum total award of $4,000.

    Terms and Conditions:
    The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

    Renewal:
    Scholarship recipients who meet award maintenance requirements can receive the scholarship for up to eight academic semesters.

    Deadline:
    Academic scholarships have an associated deadline for the submission of documentation supporting the award of the scholarship. Students must submit official documentation by the 15th day of the month prior to their semester start in order to receive any Academic Scholarship.

DEF CON Groups Members Scholarships

University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is offering a DEF CON (DC) Groups Members Scholarship to members of the DC Groups across the nation.

Eligibility:
Must be an active DEF CON Groups Member in order to qualify for the scholarship. Membership will be verified.

Award Amount:
$500 per semester for a maximum of eight (8) semesters.

Terms and Conditions:
The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

Renewal:
Scholarship recipients who meet award maintenance requirements will receive the scholarship for up to eight semesters for on-campus undergraduate programs and up to six semesters for graduate programs.

Digital Video Action Scholarship

UAT is seeking students passionate about Digital Video who want to create innovative films with stunning visual effects. In appreciation of that passion, UAT is awarding the Digital Video Action Scholarship to outstanding applicants to our Digital Video program.

Eligibility:
Students must be enrolled in Digital Video.

Award Amount:
One-time award amount of $2,500, applied to the first semester of tuition.

Terms and Conditions:
Students must successfully enroll in the Bachelor of Arts Digital Video program in accordance with all deadlines.

Renewal:
This is a one-time award; there is no renewal.

Network Engineering Scholarship

UAT is seeking students passionate about Network Engineering who desire to design and maintain the hardware and software of a computer network. In appreciation of that passion, UAT is awarding the Network Engineering Scholarship to outstanding applicants to our Network Engineering program.

Eligibility:
Students must be enrolled in Network Engineering.

Award Amount:
$5,000 awarded over two semesters. $2,500 the 1st semester and $2,500 the 5th semester.

Terms and Conditions:
Students must successfully enroll in the Bachelor of Science Network Engineering program in accordance with all deadlines. The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

Renewal:
This is a one-time award; there is no renewal.

Advancing Computer Science Scholarship

UAT is seeking students passionate about Advancing Computer Science who want embracing new programming languages, architectures and paradigms in order to create applications for advancing code architectures. In appreciation of that passion, UAT is awarding the Advancing Computer Science Scholarship to outstanding applicants to our Advancing Computer Science program.

Eligibility:
Students must be enrolled in Advancing Computer Science.

Award Amount:
$5,000 awarded over two semesters. $2,500 the 1st semester and $2,500 the 5th semester.

Terms and Conditions:
Students must successfully enroll in the Bachelor of Science Advancing Computer Science program in accordance with all deadlines. The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

Renewal:
This is a one-time award; there is no renewal.

Digital Media Scholarship

UAT is seeking students passionate about Digital Media who want to master the art of digital design. In appreciation of that passion, UAT is awarding the Digital Media Scholarship to outstanding applicants to our Digital Media program.

Eligibility:
Students must be enrolled in Digital Media.

Award Amount:
$5,000 awarded over two semesters. $2,500 the 1st semester and $2,500 the 5th semester.

Terms and Conditions:
Students must successfully enroll in the Bachelor of Arts Digital Media program in accordance with all deadlines. The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

Renewal:
This is a one-time award; there is no renewal.

Technology Forensics Scholarship

UAT is seeking students passionate about Technology Forensics who want to work on investigating a wide variety of computer crimes. In appreciation of that passion, UAT is awarding the Technology Forensics Scholarship to outstanding applicants to our Technology Forensics program.

Eligibility:
Students must be enrolled in Tech Forensics.

Award Amount:
$5,000 awarded over two semesters. $2,500 the 1st semester and $2,500 the 5th semester.

Terms and Conditions:
Students must successfully enroll in the Bachelor of Science Technology Forensics program in accordance with all deadlines. The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

Renewal:
This is a one-time award; there is no renewal.

Arizona Technology Elite Scholarship

University of Advancing Technology is offering an Arizona Technology Elite Scholarship to students recommended to the University through our alumni network.

Eligibility:
  • Be a high school senior (2014 graduate)
  • Be recommended a High School teacher or counselor by May 1, 2014
  • Have a High School CGPA of a 3.5 or higher

Award Amount:
$1,000 per semester for up to eight (8) semesters for a maximum total award amount of $8,000.

Terms and Conditions:
The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

Renewal:
Scholarship recipients who meet award maintenance requirements will receive the scholarship for up to eight semesters for on-campus undergraduate programs.

Web Design Scholarship

UAT is seeking students passionate about Web Design who want to move digital interaction into the future. In appreciation of that passion, UAT is awarding the Web Design Scholarship to outstanding applicants to our Web Design program.

Eligibility:
Students must be enrolled in Web Design.

Award Amount:
$5,000 awarded over two semesters. $2,500 the 1st semester and $2,500 the 5th semester.

Terms and Conditions:
Students must successfully enroll in the Bachelor of Science Technology Forensics program in accordance with all deadlines. The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

Renewal:
This is a one-time award; there is no renewal.

Digital Video Film Festival Scholarship

A full-tuition scholarship to attend University of Advancing Technology's award-winning Bachelor of Arts Digital Video program will be awarded to one deserving student filmmaker each year. In the case of a team production, up to four team members may split this award equally.

Award Amount:
Full tuition scholarship to be disbursed evenly over eight (8) consecutive semesters.

Eligibility:
First-time, incoming, on-campus students looking to obtain a Bachelor of Arts Digital Video degree. Students must have submitted a qualifying film to an eligible category of the UAT DV Film Festival.

Deadlines:
Deadlines for film submission to the UAT Digital Video Festival are May 15 (Earlybird), July 16 (Regular), September 15 (Late), and October 1 (Extended). Digital Video Film Festival Scholarship recipient(s) must enroll at the University within two (2) months of the date on the award letter.

Terms and Conditions:
The recipient(s) must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the University, and abide by the University Code of Conduct and act with ethics above reproach. The recipient(s) must make satisfactory progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog. The recipient(s) may not receive this scholarship in addition to an Academic and/or Thinking Scholarship.

Renewal:
Scholarship recipient(s) who meet award maintenance requirements will receive the scholarship for up to eight academic semesters.

Thinking Scholarships

UAT places great emphasis on the importance of thinking in higher education. UAT's Thinking Scholarships recognize and honor students whose original works and ideas will aid the University's efforts in elevating thinking to a discipline worthy of study. Thinking Scholarships will be awarded based on an application that includes an essay, resume and completed works, and a demonstration of financial need.
  • Edward de Bono Scholarship
  • Dr. Edward de Bono is known worldwide for his work in designing the formal creative tools of lateral and parallel thinking. He has written 70 books with translations into 40 languages and has been invited to lecture in 58 countries. He currently acts as advisor to various governments, cities, regional governments and global organizations dealing on a macro level with diverse topics including economy, social policy, education and conflict resolution. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and holds an MA in psychology and physiology from Oxford. He also holds a PhD from Cambridge and an MD from the University of Malta. He has held appointments at the universities of Oxford, London, Cambridge and Harvard. We award this scholarship to students who meet the eligibility requirements and who also demonstrate a strong academic background, innovation, involvement in his or her community, and a passion for art and technology.

    Eligibility:
    We are seeking first-time, incoming, on-campus undergraduate students looking to obtain their undergraduate degree who demonstrate financial need. We are also seeking students who demonstrate the mission and vision of the University. Thinking Scholarship Application Procedure: Applicants must complete the required essay question and must also list and describe all clubs, groups, organizations, etc., in which they have been involved and explain/give examples of how you played a role within each organization.

    Award Amount:
    $2,500 per semester for up to eight (8) semesters for a maximum total award of $20,000.

    Terms and Conditions:
    The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

    Renewal:
    Scholarship recipients who meet award terms and conditions can receive the scholarship for up to eight academic semesters.

    Deadline:
    Applications can be submitted for consideration at any time but must be postmarked no later than the last day of February if starting in either the Summer or Fall semesters and the last day of September for the Spring semester.

  • Margaret Wheatley Scholarship
  • Dr. Margaret J. Wheatley is an expert at helping organizations that are wrestling with how to maintain their integrity and effectiveness as they cope with relentless pressures for speed and change in chaotic environments. She has worked on every inhabited continent and considers herself a global citizen. She is currently president of the Berkana Institute and holds a MA in systems thinking from New York University and a PhD in administration, planning and social policy with a focus on organizational behavior and change from Harvard. We award this scholarship to female students who meet the eligibility requirements and who also demonstrate a strong leadership background.

    Eligibility:
    We are seeking first-time, incoming, on-campus undergraduate students looking to obtain their undergraduate degree who demonstrate financial need. We are also seeking students who demonstrate the mission and vision of the University. Thinking Scholarship Application Procedure: Applicants must complete the required essay question and must also list and describe all clubs, groups, organizations, etc., in which they have been involved and explain/give examples of how you played a role within each organization.

    Award Amount:
    $1,000 per semester for up to eight (8) semesters for a maximum award of up to $8,000.

    Terms and Conditions:
    The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

    Renewal:
    Scholarship recipients who meet award terms and conditions can receive the scholarship for up to eight academic semesters.

    Deadline:
    Applications can be submitted for consideration at any time but must be postmarked no later than the last day of February if starting in either the Summer or Fall semesters and the last day of September for the Spring semester.

  • Fritjof Capra Scholarship
  • Dr. Fritjof Capra is a physicist, systems theorist and founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkley, California, which promotes ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education. Dr. Capra received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Vienna. He has authored many books, four of which have gone on to become international bestsellers, The Tao of Physics (1975), The Turning Point (1982), Uncommon Wisdom (1988), and The Web of Life (1996). In addition to substantial research in both systems theory and physics, Dr. Capra explored the philosophical and social implications of contemporary science to international acclaim. We award this scholarship to students who meet the eligibility requirements and who also show through the application a passion for the blending of art and technology.

    Eligibility:
    We are seeking first-time, incoming, on-campus undergraduate students looking to obtain their undergraduate degree who demonstrate financial need. We are also seeking students who demonstrate the mission and vision of the University. Thinking Scholarship Application Procedure: Applicants must complete the required essay question and must also list and describe all clubs, groups, organizations, etc., in which they have been involved and explain/give examples of how you played a role within each organization.

    Award Amount:
    $1,000 per semester for up to eight (8) semesters for a maximum award of up to $8,000.

    Terms and Conditions:
    The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

    Renewal:
    Scholarship recipients who meet award terms and conditions can receive the scholarship for up to eight academic semesters.

    Deadline:
    Applications can be submitted for consideration at any time but must be postmarked no later than the last day of February if starting in either the Summer or Fall semesters and the last day of September for the Spring semester.

  • Michio Kaku Scholarship
  • Dr. Michio Kaku is a co-creator of string field theory and an enthusiastic "popularizer of science" whose academic pursuits include his continuing quest for a Theory of Everything that would unite all the known physical forces in the Universe into one theory. Kaku is the author of several best-selling books and is the host of the radio shows Science Fantastic and Explorations, as well as the television documentaries 2057 and BBC's series on time. He currently holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York and has a PhD degree from the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. We award this scholarship to students who meet the eligibility requirements and who also demonstrate creativity and innovation in their previous work/experience.

    Eligibility:
    We are seeking first-time, incoming, on-campus undergraduate students looking to obtain their undergraduate degree who demonstrate financial need. We are also seeking students who demonstrate the mission and vision of the University. Thinking Scholarship Application Procedure: Applicants must complete the required essay question and must also list and describe all clubs, groups, organizations, etc., in which they have been involved and explain/give examples of how you played a role within each organization.

    Award Amount:
    $1,000 per semester for up to eight (8) semesters for a maximum award of up to $8,000

    Terms and Conditions:
    The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

    Renewal:
    Scholarship recipients who meet award terms and conditions can receive the scholarship for up to eight academic semesters.

    Deadline:
    Applications can be submitted for consideration at any time but must be postmarked no later than the last day of February if starting in either the Summer or Fall semesters and the last day of September for the Spring semester.

  • Ray Kurzweil Scholarship
  • Ray Kurzweil is one of the world's leading futurists and technological visionaries. During his career as an inventor and entrepreneur, Kurzweil developed numerous groundbreaking technology systems. He is the author of several books, including The Age of Spiritual Machines and The Singularity Is Near. In these books, as well as in many essays he has written on related topics, Kurzweil expounds on his theory that in this age of ever-accelerating computational power, the world will soon undergo a world-changing Singularity in which artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence, leading to an awakening in the universe and a new type of humanity that is integrated with machines. Ray Kurzweil is also a leading proponent of human longevity and nanotechnology, both of which, he believes, will considerably improve conditions on Earth. We award this scholarship to students who meet the eligibility requirements and who also demonstrate an active involvement in their community through volunteerism, employment and leadership.

    Eligibility:
    We are seeking first-time, incoming, on-campus undergraduate students looking to obtain their undergraduate degree who demonstrate financial need. We are also seeking students who demonstrate the mission and vision of the University. Thinking Scholarship Application Procedure: Applicants must complete the required essay question and must also list and describe all clubs, groups, organizations, etc., in which they have been involved and explain/give examples of how you played a role within each organization.

    Award Amount:
    $1,000 per semester for up to eight (8) semesters for a maximum award of up to $8,000

    Terms and Conditions:
    The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

    Renewal:
    Scholarship recipients who meet award terms and conditions can receive the scholarship for up to eight academic semesters.

    Deadline:
    Applications can be submitted for consideration at any time but must be postmarked no later than the last day of February if starting in either the Summer or Fall semesters and the last day of September for the Spring semester.

  • Lynn Margulis Scholarship
  • Dr. Lynn Margulis’ revolutionary work in biology earned her prestige in the field with her theory on the origin of eukaryotic organelles, and her contributions to the endosymbiotic theory. She is a leading proponent of Gaia Theory, which states that all life, as well as the oceans, the atmosphere, and the earth itself are parts of a single, all-encompassing symbiosis and may fruitfully be considered as elements of a single organism. Dr. Margulis was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1983. She received the Presidential Medal of Science in 1999. Her publications span a wide range of scientific topics, the most recent of which include “Symbiotic Planet: A New Look at Evolution” and “Acquiring Genomes: A Theory of the Origins of Species,” co-written with Dorion Sagan. We award this scholarship to students who meet the eligibility requirements and who also show a well-rounded background in experience, clubs, organizations and community involvement.

    Eligibility:
    We are seeking first-time, incoming, on-campus undergraduate students looking to obtain their undergraduate degree who demonstrate financial need. We are also seeking students who demonstrate the mission and vision of the University. Thinking Scholarship Application Procedure: Applicants must complete the required essay question and must also list and describe all clubs, groups, organizations, etc., in which they have been involved and explain/give examples of how you played a role within each organization.

    Award Amount:
    $1,000 per semester for up to eight (8) semesters for a maximum award of up to $8,000

    Terms and Conditions:
    The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

    Renewal:
    Scholarship recipients who meet award terms and conditions can receive the scholarship for up to eight academic semesters.

    Deadline:
    Applications can be submitted for consideration at any time but must be postmarked no later than the last day of February if starting in either the Summer or Fall semesters and the last day of September for the Spring semester.

  • Garrett Lisi Scholarship
  • Dr. Garrett Lisi is a theoretical physicist and adventure sports enthusiast. He has developed what has been referred to as one of the most “compelling” works in theoretical physics: the Exceptional Simple Theory of Everything. This connects Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity with particle physics; this unifying idea incorporates all the universe’s forces into a single mathematical formula. Lisi has the authored numerous publications and presented in forums around the world, and has a PhD degree from the University of California, San Diego.

    We award this scholarship to students who meet the eligibility requirements and who also demonstrate a passion for innovation and a balance in life.

    Award Amount:
    Thinking Scholarships in honor of Dr. Garret Lisi are an award amount of $1,000 per semester for up to eight (8) semesters for a maximum award of up to $8,000.

Murphy's Robotics Scholarship

The UAT Murphy Robotics Scholarship is awarded to active participants in the FIRST Robotics Competition, the FIRST Tech Challenge, the VEX Robotics Competition, the TSA-VEX Competition, or the BEST Robotics Competition for their academic success and continued participation in programs related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The mission of each organization clearly aligns with our mission, vision, and core values.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization driven to engage students in science and technology through a mentor-based program that involves leadership, technology skills, engineering, mathematics and teamwork.

VEX is a Robotics Design System that sponsors competitions in order to inspire creativity and innovation in designing and building robots. The competition requires leadership, technology skills, engineering, mathematics, and teamwork.

BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) is an organization driven to engage students in science and technology through a sports-like competition that involves leadership, technology skills, engineering, mathematics and teamwork. The scholarship is for one $40,000 scholarship per Robotics team and is awarded to one student on the team who is participating in the FIRST Robotics Competition (divided as a $5,000 tuition scholarship each semester for eight semester).

Eligibility:
  • Be a high school senior
  • Be recommended by his/her adult sponsor of the student's Robotics team
  • High School CGPA of a 3.5 or higher

Award Amount:
$5,000 per semester for up to eight (8) semesters for a maximum total award amount of $40,000

Terms and Conditions:
Eligible students must enroll at the University within one month of the date on the award letter in order to receive the scholarship. The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog. This scholarship cannot be combined with the UAT Robotics, UAT Presidential, Provost's Award or Scholar's Award Scholarship. The scholarship can only be applied to tuition and will not apply to housing, meal plans or synchronic resource fee.

Renewal:
Scholarship recipients who meet award terms and conditions will receive the scholarship for up to eight academic semesters.

Robotics Scholarship

The UAT Robotics Scholarship is awarded to active participants in the FIRST Robotics Competition, the FIRST Tech Challenge, the VEX Robotics Competition, the TSA-VEX Competition, or the BEST Robotics Competition for their academic success and continued participation in programs related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The mission of each organization clearly aligns with our mission, vision, and core values.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization driven to engage students in science and technology through a mentor-based program that involves leadership, technology skills, engineering, mathematics and teamwork.

VEX is a Robotics Design System that sponsors competitions in order to inspire creativity and innovation in designing and building robots. The competition requires leadership, technology skills, engineering, mathematics, and teamwork.

BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) is an organization driven to engage students in science and technology through a sports-like competition that involves leadership, technology skills, engineering, mathematics and teamwork.

Eligibility:
High School CGPA of a 3.0 or higher, or SAT score of 1800 or greater on a 2400 scale, or ACT score of 24 or greater

Award Amount:
$1,250 per semester for up to eight (8) semesters for a maximum total award amount of $10,000

Application Procedure:
Students, prior to their first semester at UAT, must submit the following to be considered for the scholarship:

  • Completed scholarship cover sheet
  • Official Letter of Recommendation from an adult sponsor of the student's team describing his/her level of participation on and commitment to the team
  • One of the following:
    • Unofficial or Official High School Transcripts
    • SAT Scores
    • ACT Scores

Terms and Conditions:
Eligible students must enroll at the University within one month of the date on the award letter in order to receive the scholarship. Students participating in multiple competitions may only receive one Robotics Scholarship. The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

Renewal:
Scholarship recipients who meet award terms and conditions will receive the scholarship for up to eight academic semesters.

Founder's Scholarship

UAT Founder's Scholarships are awarded to students that have demonstrated in their application notable academic success and a strong commitment to the culture and values of the University.

Eligibility:
Minimum of a 3.0 CGPA or its equivalent test score, and demonstrated commitment to the culture and values of the institution. Students awarded the scholarship also must enroll in the University by the date stipulated in the award offer.

Award Amount:
$750 per semester for up to eight (8) semesters for a maximum total award of $6,000.

Terms and Conditions:
The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

Renewal:
Scholarship recipients who meet award terms and conditions will receive the scholarship for up to eight academic semesters.

Alma Mater Pride Scholarship

University of Advancing Technology is offering an Alma Mater Pride Scholarship to students recommended to the University through our alumni network.

Eligibility:
A UAT Alumnus, prior to an interview or submission of an application, must recommend the applicant.

Award Amount:
$1,000 per semester for a maximum of eight (8) semesters. $8,000 scholarship maximum.

Terms and Conditions:
The recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA at UAT, stay continuously enrolled at the university, uphold any and all stipulations of the UAT Code of Conduct, and act with ethics above reproach. Recipients must make satisfactory academic progress towards completion of UAT degree objectives. Progress will be monitored by UAT and the award may be revoked if the recipient is not meeting expectations and requirements outlined in the university catalog.

Renewal:
Scholarship recipients who meet award maintenance requirements will receive the scholarship for up to eight semesters for on-campus undergraduate programs.

Privately Sponsored Scholarships

Karrlin Field Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of the Karrlin Field Memorial Scholarship is to support current UAT female students pursuing a degree in gaming at UAT. Karrlin’s legacy encourages young women to follow their creative dreams in the gaming industry.

Eligibility:
Current female students enrolled in Game Design, Game Programming, Game Art and Animation and Serious Games and Simulation are eligible to apply.

Award Amount:
One current female student each Fall and Spring semester with a one-time award amount of $1,000.

Terms and Conditions:
The recipient must be a current UAT student, have a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrate financial need. Please contact UAT's Office of Student Services for an application.

Continuation Scholarship

University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is offering a scholarship to students electing to continue their education at UAT with the pursuit of a master’s degree.

Eligibility:
All UAT graduates who enroll to begin one of UAT’s master’s degree programs within one year of graduation.

Award Amount:
The student will receive a scholarship in the amount of their first graduate program three-credit course (this is based on the student’s current graduate tuition amount).

Terms and Conditions:
The award is not redeemable for cash. The scholarship can only be applied to tuition and will not apply to housing, meal plans or the Synchronic Resource fee.

Renewal:
This is a one-time award that will be applied to the students account.

Two very helpful pages on the UAT website describe the various scholarships that we—and other sources—make available for qualified students:

The Cost of College

At UAT, your son or daughter will receive a well-rounded technology college education focused on learning how to think and how to work collaboratively. They will possess a deep and comprehensive understanding of advancing technology; not just how to best work with contemporary technology, but how to adapt and utilize technology as it advances and transforms. They will be prepared to create, innovate and provide leadership in their chosen field.

Any Time

Overall, salaries for graduates in the computer sciences disciplines are up 4.1 percent over the 2010 average for this category.

Source: NACE Salary Survey 2012

Over a working life, the typical full-time year-round worker with a four-year college degree earns over 60% more than a worker with only a high school diploma.

Source: College Board Trends in Higher Education 2009

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