Welcome to the Financial Aid Office's guide to summer financial aid. The frequently asked questions below will provide you with valuable information regarding the application process, types of aid available, costs, and more.
Step 1: Complete your registration for summer courses
Step 2: Complete and submit a Summer Financial Aid Application.
Step 3: Complete and submit a FAFSA for both the 15/16 and 16/17 academic years. If you have not completed either FAFSA, please do so at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Students need to register for at least six credits over all summer sessions to be eligible for most aid programs; however, there are some private loan programs available to students taking fewer than 6 credits. If your registration drops below six credits, your summer financial aid package will be adjusted. These adjustments may create a balance due on your account. Please contact the Office of the Bursar to make payment arrangements.
Your summer financial aid application will be individually reviewed to determine your aid eligibility for summer sessions. A summer financial aid package will be sent to you as long as you are registered and have submitted a summer financial aid application. Completion of the summer financial aid application does not guarantee eligibility for any type of assistance.
If your financial aid package includes a Federal Pell grant, additional documentation may be required. You will receive notification under separate cover, if necessary, listing the documents required.
Institutional scholarships, grants, and fellowships do not require any further action.
If you borrowed a Federal Direct Loan during the 2015/16 academic year and have been awarded one for the summer, no further action is required. New borrowers must sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and complete an Entrance Counseling. Additional instructions will be sent via email.
If a Federal Direct PLUS loan has been suggested, you may either have your parent apply online at studentloans.gov or he/she may submit a new request form to the Financial Aid Office. Click here to download and print forms.
If a private alternative loan has been suggested, a separate loan application must be completed for summer. Please refer to your Summer Financial Aid Award Letter for lender name.
If you change your registration or housing status after completing the summer financial aid application, please contact the Financial Aid Office so we may adjust your summer financial aid package. Should you decide to change your housing status, please contact Residential Life as well.
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Direct Loan
Private Alternative Financing
Federal PLUS Loan Programs
If you are awarded a Graduate Scholarship, you must maintain enrollment in at least 6 credits over the entire summer. Click here for more information.
Second Master's Scholarship
Math/Science Educator's Scholarship
Federal Direct Loan
Graduate PLUS Loan
Financial aid is limited for students who are registered for fewer than 6 credits over all summer sessions; federal loans and payment plans are not available. One option is a credit based private alternative loan. To assist you in finding the loan that may be right for you, we have compiled a Alternative Lender List.
Financial aid, usually loans, may be used for off-campus living expenses. If you would like financial aid for your summer living expenses, please request it when completing the summer financial aid application; you may however not be eligible for the entire amount you request. Know also that if you have requested additional funds for living expenses, those funds will not be immediately available to you. Refund checks are issued by the Office of the Bursar after your financial aid has been finalized and credited to your account. You should be prepared to pay your expenses until you receive your refund check.
There are financial aid options available for students who are visiting from other universities.
How much will it cost?
Please check back in March for the official costs for Summer 2016.
When is my bill due?
Payment for all summer sessions will be due in May. Please check with the Office of the Bursar for the official due date.
Are tuition payment plans available for summer sessions?
Payment plans are not available for summer sessions.
What is the refund policy for withdrawals during the summer sessions?
FOR WITHDRAWALS - Summer Sessions
Refunds, upon withdrawal from summer sessions, will be made according to the policy stated below: