Federal aid is available for spring/summer through the following circumstances:
Spring/summer federal aid is automatically awarded to eligible students toward the end of winter semester. Students must be enrolled in order to be awarded. Check MyAid Dashboard for any awards.
There are three periods of enrollment during spring and summer:
Award amounts are based on the combined enrollment of spring, spring-through-summer, and summer classes (loans require at least half-time, 6.0 credits undergrad and 4.5 grad).
|Spring Only||Beginning of Spring Term|
|Spring through Summer||Beginning of Spring Term|
|Spring & Summer||Beginning of Spring Term|
|Summer Only||Beginning of Summer Term|
|Spring Only||Spring Add/Drop|
|Spring through Summer||Spring Add/Drop|
|Spring & Summer||Summer Add/Drop|
|Summer Only||Summer Add/Drop|
Loans are not subject to a census date. Classes can be added to reach half-time enrollment at any point during spring/summer to become eligible for a Direct Loan.
An additional 50% of your Annual Scheduled Pell Award may be used if you are enrolled at least half-time (6.0 credits undergrad) during spring/summer. The additional award supplements any remaining eligibility from fall/winter, it does not replace it.
The maximum Pell you may receive during your college career is 600%, or roughly 12 semesters. The additional spring/summer Pell Grant counts toward your aggregate total (150% is used for an academic year if enrolled full-time F/W and Sp/Sum).
If you receive a Pell Grant for both spring and summer terms, dropping your classes can result in paying back Pell Grant depending on the timing.
If you drop all of your summer classes before the end of spring term, you will pay back all of your summer Pell.
If you drop all of your summer classes after spring term ends, you will pay back all of your summer Pell AND some of your spring Pell as well.