Summer School Requirements

If you plan to take summer courses and would like to be considered for financial aid, make sure you have completed the following:

  1. Have filled out the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have received financial aid for the Fall/Spring semesters before summer, you will not need to complete a new FAFSA to receive summer financial aid.
  2. Register for at least 6 hours of coursework for one session or 6 hours of coursework over the period of both sessions.

Summer financial aid is extremely limited. Some students may have remaining Pell Grant or Loans that was NOT used in full during the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters. Types of Aid Available for Summer Pell Grants may only be available to students who attended one semester or attended part-time for the Fall/Spring semesters before summer. Students who received a Pell grant at full time status for both the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters will not be awarded remaining Pell for Summer 2014.

Students who are enrolled for the full summer term will receive their loans in two separate disbursements. The first will disburse at the beginning of the term and the second will disburse at the midpoint of the term. Refund inquiries should be directed to treasury services.

Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans may be available to students who have not already borrowed their annual maximums for the year (see below for annual Stafford loan limits). If a dependent student has met the maximum amount they may borrow for the year, their parents may borrow out of the PLUS Loan program for summer school.

Federal Direct Student Loans Loan Limits and Terms-the max you may borrow per year (Fall, Spring & Summer)

Annual Loan Limits
Dependent Students
Total Subsidized And/Or Unsubsidized Loan Eligibility
Freshmen $5,500
Undergraduates ($3,500 Maximum Subsidized)
(00-29 Credit HRS)
Sophomore $6,500
Undergraduates ($4,500 Maximum Subsidized)
(30-59 Credit HRS)
Junior & Senior $7,500
Undergraduates ($5,500 Maximum Subsidized)
(60+ Credit HRS)

 

Independent Students
Total Subsidized And/Or Unsubsidized Loan Eligibility

Freshmen $9,500
Undergraduates ($3,500 Maximum Subsidized)
(00-29 Credit HRS)
Sophomore $10,500
Undergraduates ($4,500 Maximum Subsidized)
(30-59 Credit HRS)
Junior & Senior $5,500
Undergraduates ($5,500 Maximum Subsidized)
(60+ Credit HRS)
Graduate $20,500
Students ($8,500 Maximum Subsidized)

 

Work – Study Students may receive work-study for the summer term. Please complete the online Work-study Request Form

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