Summer Aid

What is Summer Financial Aid?

 Our financial aid year begins with the fall semester and ends with the following summer semester.  Since the summer semester is at the end of our aid year, summer financial aid eligibility is determined by those funds that were not used during the traditional academic year for the fall and spring semesters.

How can I determine my Summer Financial Aid Eligibility?

Each student has an annual limit for financial aid.  The annual limit for Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans is based on the student’s grade level and dependency status- Explanation of Loan Eligibility.  Summer aid is determined by subtracting the amount you borrowed during the traditional academic year (fall and spring) from your annual limit.

If you were eligible for the Federal Pell Grant during the traditional academic year and were not enrolled full-time, you may have Federal Pell Grant eligibility remaining for the summer semester.

How can I receive/apply for Summer Financial Aid?

A Summer Application must be completed for summer financial aid and successful . The Summer Application is generally available after May 1, but you must be enrollment in summer courses to complete the Summer Application.

  1. Register for all of your summer coursework.
  2. Complete the “Summer Application” in your Student Center under the Financial Aid heading once your schedule is set
  3. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will be reviewed at the completion of the spring semester once all spring grades are posted. This review usually occurs the week following Commencement.
  4. Summer financial aid awards for qualifying students will begin once SAP has been reviewed.

Summer enrollment includes any regular courses taken during the May Intersession, 1st 5-week Summer Session, 2nd 5-week Summer Session, 8-week Summer Session, and 10-week Summer Session. 

NOTE: August Intersession is included in the fall semester’s enrollment and NOT included in summer enrollment.

When can I expect to see a Summer Financial Aid Award in my Student Center?

The Summer Financial Aid awarding process is a manual process due to the many variables concerning a student’s summer financial aid eligibility; therefore, it may take more time for summer financial aid to process than during the traditional academic year.