Students who will attend classes during the 2015 Summer session(s) may request a review of their summer financial aid eligibility by submitting a 2015 Summer Aid Request form to the financial aid office. After your summer aid eligibility has been determined, you will be emailed with additional information.
Summer 2015 Session Dates
|Session dates||Drop/Add||Last day for
|5-Week Session 1||June 1 - July 2||June 1-2||June 19||June 20|
|Break between 5W1 and 5W2||July 3 - July 5|
|5-Week Session 2||July 6 - Aug 7||July 6-7||July 24||July 25|
|10-Week Session||June 1 - Aug 7||June 1-2||July 10||July 11|
Summer 2015 Financial Aid
|Potential Summer Aid Programs||Description|
|Pell Grant||For undergraduate students with high financial need|
|Direct Subsidized Student Loans||For undergraduate students with financial need|
|Direct Unsubsidized Student Loans||For undergraduate and graduate students with or without financial need|
|Parent PLUS Loans||For parents of dependent undergraduate students|
|Graduate Student PLUS Loans||For graduate students who have borrowed their maximum Direct student loans|
Application Process for Summer Pell Grants & Direct Loans
Summer Pell Grant Eligibility Criteria
Summer Direct Stafford Student Loan Eligibility Criteria
Summer Parent PLUS Loan Eligibility Criteria
Summer Graduate Student Loan Eligibility Criteria
How Enrollment Changes Affect Your Financial Aid
If your enrollment changes after you have received a summer aid package, you are required to complete the course load change form and return it to the Financial Aid Office.
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Changes in enrollment can dramatically impact your eligibility for summer financial aid. SU's summer programs are offered in a series of sessions that make up a single term. Your eligibility for summer aid is based on both the number of credits you are enrolled for and the timeframe (5 or 10 weeks) for which you are enrolled. The recalculation of summer aid is based on several factors, such as whether you are dropping out of a summer session entirely or whether you are dropping one session but adding or keeping another session in your summer term.
Timing is everything!! The timing of when you drop or withdraw from a course(s) also impacts your financial aid eligibility. Even if you are not completely withdrawing from all summer sessions, changes in enrollment in summer courses most likely will have an effect on the amount of aid you are eligible to receive based on both the number of credits for which you are enrolled as well as the timeframe of your enrollment (5 weeks vs 10 weeks).
Students who complete at least 60% of the session/term based on the dates provided below will likely have less impact on their financial aid as it relates to enrollment changes:
Billing and financial aid disbursement for all summer sessions occurs at the beginning of the summer term; therefore, any subsequent enrollment changes may result in changes to your student account balance.
The following three questions may be used to determine whether a student in a program offered in sessions is a withdrawal and if the Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) requirements apply:
Question 1: After beginning attendance in the payment period or period of enrollment (term), did the student cease to attend or fail to begin attendance in a course he or she was scheduled to attend? If the answer is no, this is not a withdrawal. If the answer is yes, go to question 2.
Question 2: When the student ceased to attend or failed to begin attendance in a course he or she was scheduled to attend, was the student still attending any other courses? If the answer is yes, this is not a withdrawal; however, other regulatory provisions concerning recalculation may apply. If the answer is no, go to question 3.
Question 3: Did the student confirm attendance in a session beginning later in the period? If the answer is yes, this is not a withdrawal, unless the student does not return. If the answer is no, this is a withdrawal and the Return of Title IV Funds requirements apply.
Sample Scenarios for Enrollment Change
The scenarios below are only a sample of the many situations that can result in changes to financial aid for students enrolled in sessions within a term. Each student's situation will be assessed on a case by case basis when enrollment changes occur.
Scenario 1 (enrolled for 3 credits in the 5W1 session and 6 credits in the 5W2 session): If you drop your 5W1 session class before the session begins (or during the drop/add period), but retain at least 6 credits of enrollment in the 5W2 session, the financial aid office will ask for active confirmation of your intent to remain enrolled in the 5W2 session. If you plan to attend the 5W2 session, your aid budget for the summer will be reduced from 10 weeks to 5 weeks and will encompass costs for 6 credits instead of 9 credits.
Scenario 2 (enrolled for 3 credits in the 5W1 session and 3 credits in the 5W2 session): If you withdraw (after the drop/add period is over) from your 5W1 session class, but remain enrolled in the 5W2 session that has not yet begun, the financial aid office will ask for active confirmation of your intent to remain enrolled in the 5W2 session. If you plan to attend the 5W2 session, your aid will not change. If you do not attend the 5W2 session, your aid budget for the summer will be reduced from 10 weeks to 5 weeks and a Title IV aid pro-ration will be performed to determine the amount of aid you are entitled to keep for the amount of time you were enrolled in the 5W1 session.
Scenario 3 (enrolled for 3 credits in the 5W1 session and 4 credits in the 5W2 session): You complete the 5W1 session class, but decide to drop the 5W2 course during the break between the 5W1 and 5W2 sessions (You drop the course during a timeframe when you are not actively attending either session). Your financial aid budget will remain at 10 weeks. If you are receiving Pell Grant funding, the Pell Grant will be reduced to the amount you were entitled to receive for your 5W1 enrollment only. The financial aid office will then perform a Title IV aid pro-ration calculation to determine the amount of aid you are entitled to keep for the period of time you were actually enrolled.
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