Student Financial Aid

Summer 2017 Financial Aid Information Page

Please check back in March 2017 for Summer financial aid information.

Students who register for Summer 2017 and wish to receive financial aid are required to fulfill the following criteria to be eligible:

  • File the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the U.S. Department of Education before June 30, 2017. We may not be able to process your aid in time if the FAFSA form is filed late.
  • Maintain at least half-time enrollment (6 credits undergraduate, and 24 graduate units). Courses taken for audit are not included in the calculation.
  • When requested, submit any additional documentation. The Office of Student Financial Aid will notify you of any necessary documents, such as a student tax return transcript or parent tax return transcript. Do NOT submit information unless requested to do so by our office.
  • Please select the payment exemption option “Financial Aid” when registering for the summer term. We will review your account at that time for summer financial aid. If you did not note the financial aid exemption after registration, click here.

Financial aid for the Summer semester is extremely limited and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Required Enrollment

  • At least half-time Summer enrollment is required for Direct loans, and Federal Work-Study (FWS).
  • If you drop hours at any time during the Summer sessions, your aid may be adjusted and you may receive a bill.
  • Private loans may be available to students enrolled less than half-time.

Pell Grant Information

  • Eligibility for a summer 2017 Pell Grant will be calculated based on any unused Pell Grant remaining from the 2016-17 academic year.
  • If you plan on graduating in August 2017 and/or December 2017, it may be beneficial to file the 2017-18 FAFSA if you have not done so already as we may utilize either FAFSA to determine your Pell Grant eligibility for Summer 2017.
  • No action is needed on your part. The Office of Student Financial Aid will determine eligibility.

Direct Loan Information

  • Direct loan eligibility for the summer term is calculated based on any unused loans that are remaining from the 2016-17 academic year.

    • Parents can apply for the PLUS loan by completing the application on-online at

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

  • Students who are interested in participating in the summer 2017 Federal Work-Study (FWS) program can be eligible to participate under two options:
    • Option 1: If you are enrolled for summer credits (session I or II) you will have your work study eligibility calculated according to your summer financial need. You may not work more than 20 hours per week.
    • Option 2: If you are not enrolled for summer sessions I or II and are planning to enroll for the fall 2017 semester and demonstrate need. You may work up to 40 hours per week. Earned income over the cost of education will be counted against your need for the 2017-18 academic year. Students must have a verified 2017-18 FAFSA and valid EFC to be eligible for Option 2.
  • Please apply for a summer 2017 FWS award through the Federal Work-Study Summer Request form. FWS summer awards review will begin mid-March. Students will receive an email regarding the outcome of their FWS award application.
  • Please note that summer FWS awards are listed under the 2017-18 financial aid account status and must be officially accepted online in order to participate. The Summer FWS Work Authorization form must be completed and returned to OSFA before the start of summer FWS employment.

Other Important Information

Plan on Studying Abroad or taking classes at another institution for the Summer?

Please click here.

If you have questions regarding financial aid for the summer term, please contact us.