Summer School Aid

Attend Summer School

For undergraduate students wishing to attend summer school and receive financial aid, a FAFSA for the new academic year will need to be on file and students need to complete a Summer Aid Application. For students attending during the summer, please keep in mind the following:

  • You must be enrolled at least half-time over the combined summer sessions to be eligible for student loans. Your loan funds won't be disbursed until you hit the half-time requirement.
  • Pell eligible students are eligible at less than half-time status.
  • During the summer, only Federal Pell Grant funds (for eligible undergraduate students) and Federal Direct Student Loans are available. No University Scholarships are honored during the summer. Scholarship funds received in the summer will reduce fall and spring eligibility. 

  • You may need to complete additional loan requirements in order to borrow during the summer. Those requirements will be communicated once you accept the aid offer. 

For a complete listing of summer courses that are being offered, please see the Summer Bulletin.


  • You must have a Free Application for Federal Aid  (FAFSA) on file for the 2021-2022 academic year in order to be considered for summer Federal Aid.
  • The Summer Aid Application will be available March 1, 2021.
  • New borrowers are reminded that they must complete online loan counseling and sign their master promissory note for Federal Direct loans. Students will receive the link to the appropriate web site when the loan offer is accepted on NEST.
  • All direct loan borrowers will also need to complete the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement process before a loan disbursement can be made for the 21-22 school year. Go here for more information:
  • If you plan to enroll for summer school and apply for Federal financial aid, the Financial Aid Office requires that this summer aid application form be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office in a timely manner.  All questions must be completed.
  • If you receive Federal aid for summer courses, your eligibility for Federal aid for the ensuing Fall/Spring terms will be reduced.
  • No summer loan aid is available for students enrolled less than half-time over the combined summer sessions. Pell eligible students are eligible if enrolled at less than half-time status. Summer loan aid cannot be disbursed until the beginning of the summer term that makes the student half-time.  In other words, if an undergraduate student is enrolled for 3 hours Summer Session One and 3 hours Summer Session Two, the student will not receive the loan funds until s/he starts Session Two, because at that point s/he will be at 6 hours, which is half time for undergraduates.  Check with your program of study to define half time status.