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Summer Financial Aid

Summer 2016

  1. The Summer General Application form is no longer required. Summer awards will begin when Summer 2016 enrollment starts. Awards will be made only if and when a student enrolls for at least 6 credit hours (both Undergraduates and Graduates) during the Summer.

  2. Students will continue to be eligible for any remaining 2015/2016 Pell funds.

  3. All students must be meeting the conditions of the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy (SAP). SAP will be determined at the end of Spring 2016, once grades are posted. If a student has already been awarded Summer aid and you are not making SAP, your award will be canceled.

  4. All Summer Financial Aid will be disbursed in two separate disbursements. The summer disbursement dates are May 31, 2016 and July 5, 2016. Students must be meeting the SAP policy and be enrolled for at least 6 hours to receive funds.

  5. If you are only taking classes for the Summer 2 term, aid will not be disbursed until July 5, 2016 and July 6, 2016. Summer 2 does not begin until July 12, 2016. You must be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours for this term in order to qualify for aid.

  6. If you withdraw from the Summer I term (drop all courses summer I), you must notify the Financial Aid Office in writing that you plan to attend the Summer II term. Failure to do this will result in your summer financial aid being cancelled. You may email us at with you student information and any questions.

Enrollment for all Summer terms will be checked for all students enrolled in any Summer term. If you do not complete at least 6 hours for the entire Summer term, all Summer aid will be canceled. Your aid will be canceled even if you have received a Refund check. Full-time enrollment for summer is 12 hours.

How to Apply for Summer 2016 aid:

Students must complete a 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application can be completed at Students must also complete the Verification process if selected.

Students must enroll in at least six (6) credit hours for all Summer term(s).

General Information:

For the purpose of awarding financial aid, summer school is considered to be the end of the school year. Therefore, the eligibility of each student aid applicant for student aid funds for summer school is based upon each student's remaining annual limits for grants and loans. Students who receive their maximum grant (such as Pell) and/or loan eligibility for the Fall and Spring semesters may not have any remaining eligibility for summer financial aid. Students wishing to receive funds for summer school should enroll as early as possible. Most grant program funding for summer is limited.

In addition, eligibility for summer financial aid requires that a student be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours during the summer. Full-time enrollment is 12 hours for the summer terms, which include Maymester, Summer I, and Summer II. Dropped courses and withdrawals may result in a reduction or cancellation of your summer awards or a repayment of funds already disbursed. Summer aid recipients should contact the financial aid office and speak to a counselor prior to altering summer schedules.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will be completed after Spring 2016 grades are posted May 18th. Any student not meeting the SAP policy who has had financial aid awarded for Summer 2016 will have their financial aid canceled immediately, and therefore, may owe a bill for summer. Detailed information on SAP can be found at Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP).

Short-term Loans will be available for the Summer.

Parent Loan Information

Due to the credit expiration date by the Department of Education, your Parents must complete a new plus credit application for the summer term.

If your parent did not apply for a Parent Loan for Fall/Spring terms, they must complete a credit application and a Parent PLUS Master Promissory Note (eMPN) at the Department of Education’s website at

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