Federal aid is available for spring/summer through the following circumstances:
Spring/summer federal aid is automatically posted to your account if you are eligible. You must be enrolled in order to be awarded. Check My Aid Dashboard for details of your financial aid.
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 Grant.
If you drop all of your summer classes after spring term ends, you will pay back all of your summer Pell Grant AND some of your spring Pell Grant as well.
There are three periods of enrollment during spring and summer:
Financial aid 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).