For the purpose of awarding student financial assistance, summer school is considered to be the end of the school year. Therefore, the eligibility of each student aid applicant for student aid funds for summer school is based first upon each student’s remaining annual limits for grants and loans.Students who receive their maximum grant and/or loan eligibility for the Fall and Spring semesters may not have any remaining eligibility for aid funds for summer school. Students wishing to receive student aid funds for summer school should submit the required Summer Request Form(s) in early Spring (around March) each year prior to the beginning of summer school.
In addition, eligibility for most Summer Financial Aid requires that a student be enrolled in at least half-time(six credit hours for undergraduates and five credit hours for graduates) during the summer. Dropped courses and withdrawals may result in a reduction or cancellation of awards or a repayment of funds already disbursed. Aid recipients may wish to talk to a financial aid counselor prior to altering summer schedules. Eligibility for Academic Scholarships for Co-Op and early graduating students require that students be enrolled for 12 hours.