Summer Aid

Registered summer students will be reviewed for Pell grant eligibility as well as Federal Direct loans. Students will be considered for Federal Direct Loans if you did not borrow the annual maximum limit of Federal Direct Student Loan funds. A student must be enrolled for a minimum of six (6) summer credits to be considered for student loans.

Summer awarding will begin the 2nd week in May and will be based on enrollment at the time of packaging. Changes to your summer enrollment may result in reductions/increases to your financial aid awards.  Please continue to check WISER throughout the summer to receive the most up-to-date award information.

*NEW* Undergraduate students who attended full-time in the fall and spring may now be eligible for additional Pell grant funds in the summer! Student eligibility for Pell grant funds will depend on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the number of credits they are enrolled in during the summer. Students who have attended full-time in both fall and spring must enroll in at least 6 credits to be considered for Pell grant funds in the summer. It is important to note that the Pell grant will not cover the entire cost of a summer course. You may have remaining loan eligibility to help with the costs.

All students interested in summer financial aid should do the following:

  • Make sure a 2017-2018 FAFSA is filed and requirements are completed.
  • Continue making Satisfactory Academic Progress*.
  • Visit the Financial Aid Office or the One Stop to get assistance determining your eligibility.
  • Register for summer courses before the add/swap deadline for the summer session you will attend. Please see our Academic Calendar.

*Students enrolled for summer are also reminded of a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) regulation.  The SAP regulation states that all students enrolled in an eligible certificate program, as well as students not achieving SAP standards, must be re-evaluated at the end of each semester.  Thus, if you are a student in either category - a certificate program or a student who was not meeting the Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress guidelines at the end of fall term and was put into a financial aid “probationary” status for spring term, please know that your financial aid award for the summer will be pending your successful completion of spring semester courses.  We remind you that grades of W, F, INC, PRG, and NA in the spring semester will negatively affect your financial aid statistics and may jeopardize your summer financial aid eligibility regardless of whether or not you have remaining Pell Grant or Direct Loan eligibility.  If you are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards at the end of spring semester, you will not be eligible for summer financial aid.