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Summer Financial Aid

  • Summer aid is normally based on the previous year's FAFSA. For example, Summer 2018 is usually based on the 2017-18 FAFSA, not the 2018-19 FAFSA.
  • Federal Pell Grants are automatically offered to eligible students. Any remaining eligibility from the 2017-18 FAFSA will be awarded first.
  • If a student has no remaining eligibility for the 2017-18 year and we have received a 2018-19 FAFSA that is Pell Grant eligible, the award will be based on the new eligibility. Exceptions can be made based on individual circumstances. Contact your Financial Aid Counselor for details.
  • Student loans can be awarded if you have not already received the maximum amount allowed for the academic year.
  • During summer term, Federal Pell grants will increase or decrease based on enrollment until the last day to add of the final session.
  • Please contact our office starting March 1 if you wish to apply for student loans or work study.

There are new rules for students who drop summer courses while receiving financial aid:

Summer semester is divided into different sessions. You may have courses in more than one session. If you receive financial aid at the beginning of summer term, you will have not established Pell Grant eligibility until you begin participating academically in each of your courses. If you drop or otherwise do not complete those courses, you may be required to repay some or all of your financial aid.

Q. My FAFSA says I’m Federal Pell eligible.  Can I get Federal Pell grant this summer?

Most students who are eligible for Federal Pell Grant on their FAFSA can also receive Federal Pell Grant in the summer. See the above information for more details.

Q. I found another summer class. Will Federal Pell Grant cover it?

Maybe. During summer term, Federal Pell Grants will increase or decrease based on enrollment until the last day to add of the final session.