About the FAFSA for New Start
We know that financial aid can be confusing, but we're here to help!
To be considered for New Start financial aid and maximize this to your benefit, we ask you to complete two FAFSAs: the 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 FAFSAs. As an incoming freshman, you must complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA for summer financial assistance and the 2020-2021 FAFSAs for financial aid during the academic year. Applying for financial aid is FREE using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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The FAFSA is available from the financial aid office at any university or college, your high school counselor's office or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. In order to ensure that you receive your financial aid in a timely manner, please complete both the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 forms by May 20, 2020 at the latest, although UA's priority deadline is March 1. It is also very important that you keep an eye on UAccess Student Center in case you are flagged for Federal Verification. If this is the case, this verification would need to be completed prior to receiving your aid.
Any Pell grant money that you are awarded for you to attend the New Start Summer Program should not affect the financial aid you will receive for your 2020-2021 FAFSA your first year. Per the U.S. Department of Education, students can receive Pell grants for the undergraduate degree for up to 12 semesters, which is roughly 6 years of school. For Federal Aid purposes, New Start counts as one semester.