Major Changes for Summer 2015
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.
How to Apply for Summer 2015 aid:
Students must complete a 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application can be completed at www.FAFSA.ed.gov. Students must also complete the Verification process if selected.
Students must enroll in at least six (6) credit hours for all Summer term(s).
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. 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 2015 grades are posted May 20th. Any student not meeting the SAP policy who has had financial aid awarded for Summer 2015 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 www.StudentLoans.gov.