New Start Family Chats: Financial Aid

March 6, 2024
Background image with two students meeting and in foreground "New Start 2024."

Join Patrick Bryan, Associate Director for New Start and Anthony Fredrich from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to review how you can receive money to pay for New Start this summer.  We covered both the 23-24 FAFSA (the "old" FAFSA you will need to file for summer aid) and the 24-25 FAFSA (the "new" FAFSA you will need to receive aid this coming fall AND to qualify for the New Start Tuition Scholarship).

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Why Two FAFSAs?

Financial aid for college is awarded based on the academic year.  Summer courses fall into the previous fall-spring academic year, so aid given for classes taken during the summer 2024 term is funded by an application for aid during the 2023-2024 academic year.  The courses you will take this coming fall will be part of the next academic year (2024-2025).  That's why you need to complete both the 23-24 FAFSA AND the 24-25 FAFSA. We went over this more in the session.

How Can I Get the New Start Tuition Scholarship?

Simply complete BOTH the 2023-2024 AND the 2024-2025 FAFSA.  That's it!  No need to even qualify for aid.  Just submitting both applications can get you about 60% off of the cost of tuition this summer.

When Should I Submit the FAFSA?

Today!  The earlier you submit your FAFSA, the more aid you may be able to qualify for.  The University's priority date this year is April 1 for the 24-25 FAFSA.  Do yourself a favor and get BOTH FAFSAs in by then to make sure you can qualify for the most aid this summer and next fall.

I have specific questions about my Financial Aid.  Who can I talk to?

You can always contact us at  You can also call Jacob Shirley at 520 621 9565.

Summer Aid FAFSA 23-24

Complete the 23-24 FAFSA to qualify for aid to pay for New Start.

Fall Aid FAFSA 24-25

Complete the 24-25 FAFSA to qualify for aid to pay for school in the fall.  By completing BOTH the 24-25 and the 23-24 FAFSAs, you will qualify for the New Start Tuition Scholarship.

W. Patrick Bryan