Summer Financial Aid
Awards for Summer are based on remaining financial aid eligibility not used in the prior Fall and/or Spring semesters at any college. To qualify for most types of aid you must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units undergraduate, 4 units graduate)
Direct loans have an annual loan limit which sets the maximum a student can receive for an academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer). Direct loans also have an aggregate limit or total amount you can receive. You can view the Direct loan annual loan limit and aggregate loan limits on the Federal Student Aid website.
The following conditions apply for Summer Aid:
- Must be a current student (new students starting Fall 2020 are not eligible)
- Must have a 2019-20 FAFSA completed
- Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
- You must be enrolled in at least six (6) units for undergraduates or four (4) units for graduates for most aid programs
How to Apply
Starting mid-April through June access the Summer financial aid application from your Student Center, to the bottom right>under the Financial Aid Links>Summer Application Link. The last day to submit an initial summer application is June 5, 2020.
A revised application must be submitted ANYTIME there are changes to your class schedule. Processing of the application can take 2-4 weeks. Please do not resubmit the Summer Financial Aid application unless there are updates to your summer courses. Re-submissions override the previous submissions and restarts your time frame for review.
Types of Aid Offered: Pell Grant and/or Federal Loans
If eligible for any funds, they will be posted to your Student Center.
Your Financial Aid will disburse once all the summer courses you enrolled in have begun. For example, if you are registered for a course that begins May 27 and a course that begins July 8, you will not receive your aid until the week of July 15.
If your summer enrollment plans have changed, complete a new Summer Financial Aid application.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know how much Summer Pell I would be eligible for?
The best way to estimate your eligibility for the summer Pell Grant is to review your spring 2020 Pell Grant award. If you were enrolled full-time in spring 2020, you would have received up to the full amount for that semester. For summer 2020 you can be eligible for half of your Pell Grant if you are enrolled in 6 units.
Example: Spring 2020 Pell Grant at $3,097 at 12+ units (full-time) | Summer 2020 Pell Grant at $1,548 at 6 units (half-time). Note: award amounts will vary based on the student’s eligibility and file.
When will my summer Pell disburse?
Once your summer aid application is filed and you are enrolled. Aid should release when your LAST class begins as we are required to verify the enrollment start date.
Example #1: If you enroll in three (3) units in Session 1 and 3 units in Session 2, your Pell grant should pay out the week of the start date of Session 2.
Example #2: If you enroll in a total of six (6) units during Session 1, then your Pell grant should payout during the week of the start date of that session.
Are the federal loans offered?
Yes, if you have not used up your loans (Subsidized/Unsubsidized) from the 2019-20 school year. These offers will be included (along with Pell grant, if qualified) when you submit your Summer Aid Application.
When do the federal loans disburse?
If you pursue federal loans, they pay out the same way as the Pell Grant – once your six (6) units have begun.