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New Start Program

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What is New Start Summer Program?

New Start Summer Program is a six-week summer bridge program designed to help first-year freshman succeed in the transition from high school to university life. The program assists students in the areas of academics, residence life, orientation, and extracurricular activities to help prepare participants to become well-rounded university students.  For more information, visit

Can I get Financial Aid?

Yes! Everyone participating in the program must complete the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at  This application will determine if the student can receive any financial assistance for the summer program. The deadline to complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA is June 30, 2017.

All New Start students should also complete 2017-2018 FAFSA to be reviewed for financial aid for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Review more information about the type of financial aid available for New Start students at: 


Do I need my parents’ info for the FAFSA?

Most students do need to provide their parents’ information on the FAFSA. When you complete the application there will be a series of questions that determine if you need to provide their information. The application will then ask to provide their information or not, based on your answers to those questions.

How do I apply for the New Start Summer Program?

Review application information including eligibility for the program, application deadlines and apply for the New Start Summer Program at

If I have additional questions about the program, who can I contact?

New Start Summer Program representatives can be reached by calling 520-621-5773 or sending an email to

  • Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, P.O. Box 210066, Tucson, AZ 85721
  • Phone: 520.621.1858
  • Fax: 520.621.9473