Summer Aid

Am I eligible for Summer Financial Aid?

To be eligible for Federal Student Aid in the Summer, a student must meet general eligibility requirements to receive financial aid for the payment period:

 

General Eligibility

 

Degree seeking status

  • Must be a UAFS degree seeking student
  • Must be enrolled in classes required for your degree
  • Summer only Transient students are NOT eligible summer aid at UAFS

Transient students are encouraged to reach out to their home school to discuss a Consortium Agreement for Summer federal student aid

Satisfactory Academic Progress

*Please Note: Because Summer aid processing begins early March a student may receive a financial aid award for Summer before Spring grades have been posted. It is possible that a student that is awarded Summer aid before SAP is reviewed can lose Summer aid eligibility due to being placed on Financial Aid Suspension after Spring SAP has been reviewed. Students are notified of suspension status after SAP is reviewed.

 

How many hours do I need to take?

Enrollment

  • Must be enrolled in at least half time hours (6 credit hours) for Year Round Pell and loans

Census Date

  • Must be enrolled in courses prior to Summer Census (June 8, 2020)
  • Courses added after Summer Census (June 8, 2020) will not be considered for summer financial aid. 

 

What types of aid is available for summer?

Federal Pell Grant

  • Federal Year Round Pell
    • If a student has used 100% of their Federal Pell Grant award in the fall and spring semesters they may be eligible for additional Federal Pell Grant funding for the summer with Federal Year-Round Pell.
    • must be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours) for Federal Year Round Pell prior to Summer Census (June 8, 2020)
    • Courses added after Summer Census (June 8, 2020) will not be considered for summer financial aid. 
  • Pell LEU is limited by federal regulation to 600%

 

Federal Direct Student Loans

 

Work Study

Must be enrolled in 6 hours in the Summer or 6 hours in Fall 2020

 

Alternative Loans

For more information about alternative loans at UAFS check out this website.

 

Am I eligible for the Federal Year Round Pell Grant?

To be eligible for the additional Federal Pell Grant funds, the student must meet all general eligibility requirements to receive financial aid for the payment period and must be enrolled at least half time in the payment period for which the student receives the additional Federal Pell Grant funds in excess of 100 percent of the student’s Federal Pell Grant Scheduled Award. For more information on Federal Year Round Pell view this webpage.

 

How can I determine my Summer Financial Aid Eligibility?

Each student has an annual limit for financial aid. 

 

If the student is eligible for the Federal Pell Grant during the traditional academic year and were not enrolled full-time, they may have Federal Pell Grant eligibility remaining for the summer semester.  The Financial Aid Office will automatically determine a student’s eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant and award any eligible funds.

 

The annual limit for Federal Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans is based on the student’s grade level and dependency status.  For a full explanation of annual limits for Federal Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans please visit our Federal Direct Loans page.  Once the student determines their annual limit, the student would simply subtract out any amount borrowed during the traditional academic year.

 

How can I receive/apply for Summer Financial Aid?

Once students have registered for all of their summer coursework prior to Summer Census June 8, 2020 and no longer intends to adjust their enrollment, they will need to complete the Summer Financial Aid Application to request Federal Direct Loan funds for the summer semester.

Students can apply for a summer loan by:

  • Visiting My.UAFS
  • Clicking Financial Aid
  • Choosing the 2019-2020 Aid Year
  • Clicking the Summer Loan Application under Additional Loan Requirements.

 

Summer enrollment includes any regular courses taken during the first 5-Week Summer Session, second 5-Week Summer Session, and 10-Week Summer Session.

 


When can I expect to see a Summer Financial Aid Award in My.UAFS?

The awarding process for Summer Federal Student aid will begin in early March. Due to many variables concerning a student’s eligibility for Summer Federal Student Aid, it may take more time for a student’s Summer Federal Student Aid to be processed than during the traditional academic year. Summer Federal Student Aid may be awarded before Spring grades have been posted.

 

Since processing of Summer Federal Student Aid begins prior to Spring grades posting, a student may receive a Federal Student Aid award for Summer before Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is reviewed at the completion of the Spring semester. SAP is generally reviewed within a week after Spring Commencement. This can impact a student’s eligibility for Federal Student Aid. It is possible that a student that is awarded Summer Federal Student Aid before SAP is reviewed can lose their eligibility for Summer Federal Student Aid due to being placed on Financial Aid SAP Suspension. If a student does not qualify after review of SAP at the completion of the Spring semester the student will be notified through email.

 

Can anything impact my Summer Financial Aid Eligibility?

Adding/Dropping summer coursework prior to the printed census date on the Summer Application, can impact a student's eligibility. Eligibility for Federal Student Aid for Summer coursework will only be calculated for those courses added before the Summer Census Date June 8, 2020. For more information about COA, please visit our Cost of Attendance page. The Summer COA will be manually calculated based on the student's summer coursework.