New Freshmen Students

Minimum Enrollment Requirements

To be considered for federal financial aid, students must be degree seeking and enrolled in required coursework. For financial aid purposes, all summer modules are combined into one processing term. Note that if enrolled in multiple summer sessions, financial aid funds may not be disbursed until enrollment has begun in all sessions.

Halftime = Four (4) hours

Quarter-time = Six (6) hours

Fulltime = Eight (8) hours

Steps for Summer Financial Aid:

  1. Must have a completed 2020-2021 FAFSA on file. The federal deadline to apply is June 30, 2021.
  2. Complete the Summer Financial Aid Application

Federal Pell Grant:

Students may receive Pell Grant for a minimum of one class in the summer term. The additional Pell Grant will be included in the student's 600% maximum Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used.

Federal Direct Student Loans:

Students must be enrolled at least halftime in required coursework to be eligible for Direct loans.

First-time Direct Loan borrowers must sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) AND complete Entrance Loan Counseling.

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Borrowers:

Students enrolled halftime are eligible for Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans. Parent borrower(s) must apply for a Direct PLUS Loan AND sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN).

Private Student Loan Borrowers: 

Students are not required to be halftime to be eligible for some private student loans. Students must complete a loan application with the lender of your choice. Please click here more information.

Required Coursework

As you schedule your summer classes, keep in mind that your enrollment status, in part, determines your federal aid eligibility.  Your enrollment status for federal aid eligibility is determined by how many eligible Title IV credits you are completing. Classes that you enroll in that are not required for your program will not be eligible for federal aid.

*Federal aid includes the PELL, SEOG, Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Direct Parent PLUS Loans, and Federal Work Study.