Important - Students planning to attend for Summer 2023 (May-July) should complete
the upcoming academic year FAFSA (2023-2024 FAFSA) as soon as possible.
Federal Pell Grant Program
Federal Pell Grants for the summer are available for students who are eligible under
a new law passed by the Department of Education. This law allows students to receive
150% of their Pell Grant. The actual award is still based on the number of credits
student is enrolled for during the summer term.
In order to be awarded the Pell Grant (if eligible) for the Summer you must indicate
on the Authorization to Pay Expenses form that you will be attending for Summer. This
is a required form that all students must complete prior to the awarding process.
If you plan to attend for Summer but did not indicate this on the form, please contact
the Student Financial Aid Office.
Federal Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Direct Student Loans
To apply for a Summer loan, you must indicate on the Authorization to Pay Expenses
form that you will be attending for summer. Your loan will then include the summer
semester. You must be enrolled in at least six credit hours to be loan eligible for
any semester. After awarded, you must accept or decline your loan amounts on your
In addition to accepting your student loan(s) on Self-Service, you must print, complete
and return a Loan Acceptance Form to the Student Financial Aid Office. This form is
found under Resources on your Financial Aid Home page. Your loan amounts will not
show on your bill until this form has been received and processed.
If you did not originally select summer as a semester you would be attending, you
can do so now by submitting a Loan Change Form, also found under Resources on your
Financial Aid Home page. Choose to include summer semester on that form and submit.
From there you will receive an email from the Student Financial Aid Office of what
to do next.
Federal Work Study
Students wishing to work over the summer must complete the Summer Work-Study Application
, which can also be found in Self-Service on the Financial Aid homepage under Resources
or at the link below. Students do not need to be registered for summer classes in
order to take advantage of a work-study position, but must have a complete and verified
financial aid file and be pre-registered for the upcoming fall term. Once a summer
work-study award is made, students must complete all required paperwork with the Human
Resources Office and meet/contact their supervisor to set up a work schedule.