What is AFF? 

AFF stands for Arizona Financial Face-Off. 

How do I sign up?
Please fill out the AFF Team Application to apply to be part of the competition.

Who are the Take Charge Cats presenters?
The Take Charge Cats are University of Arizona students who are trained to facilitate workshops that cover seven key areas in personal finance. Each member of the Take Charge Cats team receives training and ongoing development to ensure workshops are presented in an effective, informative and fun manner. We continually reformat, update and develop new workshop presentation topics to meet the needs of audience members on our campus and throughout the community.

What are the necessary workshops for AFF?
Spending Plans, Savings, Credit Basics and Credit Reports

How do I book workshops just for the competition?
Email Krystle at krystlef@email.arizona.edu and write “AFF Team” in the subject line.

What can participating teams expect for the day?
You can expect to learn and have fun.  Wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and drink plenty of water.

Are there any prizes involved?
Absolutely! Cash prizes for 2021 were first place $1,000, second $750, third $450 and every participating team receives a minimum of $200 and a trophy but prizes are subject to change.

Is there any cost to my group for the event?
Your group would NOT incur any cost besides the cost of transportation to the event location.  The Cats provide all workshop materials, t-shirts, recruiting tools, as well as lunch during the competition.

Who can participate? 
High schools, community organizations, libraries, after school clubs, etc. are welcome to form a team. Each team is required to have at least 5 students and a maximum of 15 team members. 

What is the age range for competitors?
The competition is geared toward high school-aged students but middle schools may also apply to field teams.

Is there food?
Yes, participating teams and parents will be provided lunch.