Summer Financial Aid
Summer financial aid requires a minimum enrollment of at least 6 credits (both sessions combined) for most aid programs.
Complete and submit the summer aid application found online and in the Financial Aid Office.
Complete both the current year's FAFSA and the upcoming year's FAFSA.
It is possible that if you have used all of your loan eligibility for the year and you will not regain eligibility until the fall semester.
A variety of private alternative loans are available for students who have exhausted their Federal and State aid eligibility.
If you are seeking aid for summer enrollment at another school, submit a copy of your approved Permission to Study at Another College form (obtained from the Registrar's Office), along with the completed institutional summer aid application to the KU Financial Aid Services office.
- Summer PHEAA State Grant
In order to be eligible for a summer PHEAA state grant, you will need to take classes in both summer sessions. An internship of at least 6 credits that starts at the beginning of Summer I and ends at the end of Summer II would also qualify for a PHEAA state grant. If you are only enrolled in one summer session, you would not be eligible regardless of how many credits you are taking.
For PHEAA state grant consideration, at least half of your credits must be taken in a regular classroom. No more than half of the total summer credits can be taken online.
- Notes on online classes:
- The Financial Aid Office must monitor the number of online credits in your class schedule for Fall and Spring semesters through July 31st of the academic year.
- In order to retain your PHEAA state grant, at least half of your semester's credits must be in a face-to-face, in-person classroom. If you have more online credits than in-person credits in a term, your PHEAA grant will be cancelled. (A "blended" course is considered an online course for state grant purposes if over 50% is online.)
- If your ratio of online vs. in-person credits changes from the way the state grant was originally paid to you, the following could happen:
- Your grant amount will be reduced from full-time to part-time and you owe back the amount for which you are no longer eligible, or
- Your grant will be cancelled and you owe back what was paid to you because based on the withdrawal, more than half of the remaining credits in your schedule are (or were) online.
Important News about Summer Financial Aid and Financial Aid Progress
Summer financial aid (federal Stafford loans included) will not be processed until Spring grades can be reviewed to determine if you are making satisfactory financial aid progress. You will need to make the necessary payment arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts when you register to hold your summer schedule. If you are not making financial aid progress, you will not be eligible for summer financial aid and you will have to pay for summer classes on your own.