Summer Aid

Am I eligible for Summer Financial Aid?

To be eligible for summer aid, 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

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress

*Please Note: Because Summer aid processing begins March 18th 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 10, 2019)
  • Courses added after Summer Census (June 10, 2019) will not be considered for summer financial aid. 

 

What types of aid is available for summer?

Pell Grant

  • Year Round Pell
    • If a student has used 100% of their Pell award in the fall and spring semesters they may be eligible for additional Pell funding for the summer with Year-Round Pell.
    • must be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours) for Year Round Pell prior to Summer Census (June 10, 2019)
    • Courses added after Summer Census (June 10, 2019) will not be considered for summer financial aid. 
  • Pell LEU is limited by federal regulation to 600%

 

Direct Student Loans

 

Work Study

Must be enrolled in 6 hours in the Summer or 6 hours in Fall 2019

 

Alternative Loans

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

 

Am I eligible for the Year Round Pell Grant?

To be eligible for the additional 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 Pell Grant funds in excess of 100 percent of the student’s Pell Grant Scheduled Award. For more information on 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 10, 2019 and no longer intends to adjust their enrollment, they will need to complete the Summer Financial Aid Application to request loan funds for the summer semester.

Students can apply for a summer loan by:

  • Visiting My.UAFS
  • Clicking Financial Aid
  • Choosing the 2018-2019 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 Summer Financial Aid awarding process is set to begin March 18th due to the many variables concerning a student’s summer financial aid eligibility; it may take more time for a student’s summer financial aid to be processed than during the traditional academic year. Summer aid may be awarded before Spring grades have been posted.

 

Since Summer aid processing begins prior to Spring grades posting, a student may receive a financial 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 financial aid eligibility. 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 SAP Suspension. If a student does not qualify after review of SAP at the completion of spring semester, that student will be notified via 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. Summer financial aid eligibility will only be calculated for those courses added before the Summer Census Date June 10, 2019. 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.