In an effort to keep New Start affordable for all families, all students who qualify for any amount of federal Pell grant assistance for New Start will be able to attend the program using only their federal Pell grant.
If your Pell award is less than what is required to pay your New Start tuition and fees, the New Start Summer Program office will provide a waiver to cover your remaining balance - this is called the "Pell Promise". If you receive a Pell award larger than the New Start tuition and fees the remaining money available will be refunded to your after the first week of the program. This check will go to the address you have listed as your mailing address on your UAccess Student Center. To change that information, please visit uaccess.arizona.edu and log in with your UA NetID and password.
Please note the follow:
- Students must qualify for a summer Pell grant at 6-7 units based on the 2018-2019 FAFSA
- Students whose 2018-2019 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is 4900 or less will qualify for a summer Pell grant
- Student Aid Report from FAFSA, a federal document, may indicate Pell eligibility for full-time academic year; however, some students may qualify for Pell grants during the academic year but not in the summer.
For more information about Pell eligibility and the University of Arizona, please visit the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid website Grant page here.