Scholarships & Financial Aid
Support for Exceptional Students
Thanks to generous alumni and industry support, MGE awards more than $8,000 in scholarships per undergraduate each academic year. With additional support from the University of Arizona and College of Engineering, many students graduate debt-free.
Apply for scholarships through the UA Scholarship Universe. Applications typically open in the spring for the following academic year.
Students can also apply to scholarships offered by organizations year round:
- American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers Scholarships
- Arizona Mining Association's Future Leaders Make a Difference Scholarship
- Association for Iron and Steel Technology Internship and Scholarships
- George Delos Gardner/Eugene Delos Gardner Scholarship Fund
- International Society of Explosives Engineers
- Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association Scholarship
- National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
- Newmont Mining Scholarship
- Rocky Mountain Mining Institute
- Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) and the SME Foundation Scholarships
- SME Grand Canyon
- SME Tucson
- The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Scholarships
- Women in Mining Arizona
- Women's Auxiliary to the American Institute of Mining Engineers
More information on undergraduate scholarships and financial aid is available through the College of Engineering.
Additionally, the UA Veterans Education & Transition Services lists military-affiliated resources.
Nonresident Scholarship Opportunities
Western Undergraduate Exchange Program
Mining Engineering is one of only two majors at the University of Arizona participating in the Western Undergraduate Exchange program!
Nonresident students from member states of the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program pursuing a bachelor of science in mining engineering may be eligible for a greatly discounted tuition rate. WUE participants pay 150 percent of resident tuition rather than full nonresident tuition. Below are applicant requirements. Further information is available on the WUE website and in the UA Catalog.
Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Incoming Class of 2022-2023
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Through WUE You'd Save: $18,150!
NOTE: Estimated tuition rates and savings shown are from the most recent Tuition & Fees for 2022-23. Fees are not included and are not discounted through WUE. Verify actual costs with bursar’s or admissions offices. To receive the discounted rate, you must meet the university’s requirements (deadlines, academic eligibility, residency, etc.).
- Meet UA and College of Engineering Admissions requirements.
- Clearly mark on your UA application that you seek admission as a WUE student.
- Submit WUE application form (DOC) to the UA Department of Mining and Geological Engineering.
- Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and successful completion of Calculus I, if you are a transfer student.
WUE status is available until completion of the degree program, up to four years, provided students meet the following criteria:
- Maintain full-time status, 12 credit hours
- Keep a cumulative GPA of 2.25
- Retain state of residency
- Remain in MGE undergraduate program
- Submit WUE application form (DOC) each semester to the MGE department for approval