About the FAFSA for New Start
We know that financial aid can be confusing. This page is designed to explain to you why we ask you to complete two FAFSAs for your New Start financial aid. All New Start Summer Program participants who wish to be considered for New Start financial aid are required to complete BOTH the 2018-2019 and the 2019-2020 FAFSAs. As an incoming freshman, you must complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA for summer financial assistance and the 2019-2020 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 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 forms by May 15, 2019 at the latest, although UA's priority deadline is March 1. Arizona residents who do not complete the FAFSAs by May 15, 2019 will be charged the full cost of the program.
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 2019-2020 FAFSA your Freshmen year. Per the U.S. Department of Education, students can receive Pell grants for the undergraduate degree for up to 12 semester, which is roughly 6 years of school.