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Summer Financial Aid

Undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours to qualify for financial aid in the summer. Graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 hours to qualify for financial aid in the summer. The disbursement dates are dependent on the first (or earliest term) that you will attend:

M2, M, 1, ET, F, and T Terms: Monday, May 21
8 and J Terms: Thursday, June 7
S and L Term: Monday, July 2

Financial Aid is typically awarded for fall and spring. If a student wishes to be considered for summer financial aid, students must submit a Summer Application (available mid-January each year to fill out online on ASAP) and have a FAFSA on file for the applicable aid year in order to be awarded financial aid for the summer. Please review the links below for more information about financial aid in the summer:

Applying for Summer Aid

Students who are newly admitted and whose first semester will be summer, will automatically be awarded financial aid for the summer as long as a FAFSA is on file for the applicable aid year. Continuing students must submit a Summer Application for applicable aid year in order to be awarded summer financial aid. The application is available through ASAP. Typically, awarding for summer takes place in late April or early May. The deadline to apply for summer aid is July 14th, 2018.

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Aid Available in the Summer

Federal Funds

Effective for the 2017-2018 award year, students who qualify for Pell Grant may receive an additional 50% of their scheduled award for the summer term with the introduction of Year Round Pell. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours), and this amount still counts toward the Lifetime Pell Grant Eligibility (LEU).

Students who did not use their full allocation of Stafford Loans will be awarded any remaining funds. Parent PLUS and Graduate PLUS loans are available, but there must be a summer loan application on file from studentloans.gov.

State Funds

State funds such as B-on-Time Loan and Texas Grant are not available for the summer.

Institutional Funds

Due to limited institutional funding, institutional grants are not currently available for summer.

Work-Study

Institutional work-study funds are available for Texas Residents only, on a first-come, first-served basis for the summer.

Alternative Loans

Alternative loan funds and CAL are available for summer, but we urge students to use alternative or private loans as a method of last resort.

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Enrollment Requirements for the Summer (Undergrads)

Semester
Full Time
3/4 Time
1/2 Time
Summer
12
9
6

Undergraduate students must be enrolled in undergraduate level coursework for a minimum of half-time in order to be eligible for summer aid. Summer budgets are based on half-time enrollment. Enrollment does not have to be in one term but can be spread out amongst the various summer terms. There are consequences for dropping or withdrawing for summer courses, so students with questions about how changing enrollment during summer will affect their aid should contact our office.

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Enrollment Requirements for the Summer (Grads)

Semester
Full Time
3/4 Time
1/2 Time
Summer
5
4
3

Graduate students must be enrolled in graduate level coursework for a minimum of half-time in order to be eligible for summer aid. Summer budgets are based on half-time enrollment. Enrollment does not have to be in one term but can be spread out amongst the various summer terms. There are consequences for dropping or withdrawing for summer courses, so students with questions about how changing enrollment during summer will affect their aid should contact our office.

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Satisfactory Academic Progress and Summer

Student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at the end of the spring semester in order to be eligible for summer financial aid. For more information, please visit our SAP webpage.

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