Frequently Asked Questions

Question : Does the board award any scholarships? 

Not directly. The board authorizes Arizona's public universities to award all financial aid, including Regents' waivers/scholarships.

Question : How do I address the board?

During each board meeting, the regents conduct a "call to the audience" when members of the public may address the board.

Question : How do I find out what the Board of Regents did at the last meeting? 

The board publishes an annotated agenda following each meeting, which specifies board action taken on each item.

Question : How is a student regent selected? 

The student regent is chosen through a rigorous process that begins with candidates applying to the Board of Associated Students of Arizona. The student board forwards three final candidates to the local student government on campus where the nominees are confirmed and forwarded to the governor's office. The governor conducts interviews and nominates one student for the position. The governor's nominee must be confirmed by the Arizona Senate.

Question : What does the Board of Regents do? 

The Arizona Board of Regents is the governing body of Arizona's public university system, providing policy guidance to Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona and their branch campuses.

Question : What is a student regent? 

Students from Arizona's public universities who are chosen each year to represent the students who attend ASU, NAU and UA. Effective FY 2001-2002, two student regents serve on the board. One is a voting student regent and the other is a non-voting member who becomes the voting student regent in the second year. The position rotates among ASU, NAU and UA.

Question : Where can I get information about private postsecondary institutions? ‎

The State Board for Private Postsecondary Education licenses and regulates approximately 130 private postsecondary educational institutions (private universities, colleges, career colleges and vocational schools). The board acts on license applications, determines compliance, investigates complaints and violations, takes disciplinary action, confiscates and retains student educational records from closed institutions, provides students with access to their educational records and administers the Student Tuition Recovery Fund, which provides financial restitution to students injured by private postsecondary institutional closures.