Spring & Summer Federal Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for spring/summer through the following:

  • you have remaining Pell and/or loan eligibility left over from fall/winter; and/or
  • the additional spring/summer Pell Grant with half-time enrollment (see 'Additional Spring/Summer Pell Grant' below). 

Spring/summer federal aid is automatically awarded to eligible students toward the end of winter semester. Students must be enrolled in order to be awarded.

There are three periods of enrollment during spring and summer:

Award amounts are based on the combined enrollment of spring, spring-through-summer, and summer classes (loans require at least half-time, 6.0 credits undergrad and 4.5 grad).

Disbursement Timing (When Aid Posts to Student Account)

Enrollment Disbursement
Spring Only Beginning of Spring Term
Spring through Summer  Beginning of Spring Term
Spring & Summer  Beginning of Spring Term
Summer Only Beginning of Summer Term

 

Census Date (Add/Drop Deadline-Used to Determine Pell Eligibility)

Pell Grants adjust up and down as you add and drop classes (until the applicable census date), meaning you could be required to pay back Pell if you change your schedule after a disbursement has been made.

Enrollment Census Date

Spring Only

Spring Add/Drop
Spring through Summer Spring Add/Drop
Spring & Summer Summer Add/Drop
Summer Only Summer Add/Drop

Loans are not subject to a census date. Classes can be added to reach half-time enrollment at any point during spring/summer to become eligible for a Direct Loan. 

 

Additional Spring/Summer Pell Grant (Coming 2018)

An additional 50% of your Annual Scheduled Pell Award may be used if you are enrolled at least half-time (6.0 credits undergrad) during spring/summer. The additional award supplements any remaining eligibility from fall/winter, it does not replace it. 
 

Spring/Summer Pell Examples

Annual
Award

Fall
Semester

Winter
Semester

Spring/Summer
Terms

$5920 Enrolled: 12 cr
Award: $2960
Enrolled: 12 cr
Award: $2960
Enrolled: 3 cr
Award: $0
No remaining F/W and
must be enrolled half-time to
receive additional Pell
$5920 Enrolled: 12 cr
Award: $2960
Enrolled: 12 cr
Award: $2960
Enrolled: 6 cr
Award: $1480 from additional Pell
$5920 Enrolled: 12 cr
Award: $2960
Enrolled: 9 cr
Award: $2220
Enrolled: 12 cr
Award: $740 from remaining F/W
             $2220 from additional Pell
Total:    $2960

The maximum Pell you may receive during your college career is 600%, or roughly 12 semesters. The additional spring/summer Pell Grant counts toward your aggregate total (150% is used for an academic year if enrolled full-time F/W and Sp/Sum). 

Dropping Classes Warning

Dropping Summer Clases? 

Recieved a pell grant for spring and summer? If you drop all of your summer classes before the end of spring term you'll pay back all of your summer Pell. If you drop all of your summer classes after spring term you'll pay back all of your summer pell plus some of your spring pell too. Let us  try to help avoid these perils. Talk to a ONeStop counselor. 

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