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Financial Aid Office

2016 Summer Aid

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Students who will attend classes during the 2016 Summer session(s) may request a review of their summer financial aid eligibility by submitting a Summer 2016 Financial Aid Request Form to the financial aid office (available late spring). After your summer aid eligibility has been determined, you will be emailed with additional information.

Summer 2016 Session Dates

Session dates Drop/Add Last day for
“W” Grade
60% Date
5-Week Session 1 June 6 - July 8 June 6-7 June 24 TBD
Break between 5W1 and 5W2 July 9 - Jul 10
5-Week Session 2 July 11 - Aug 12 July 11-12 July 29 TBD
10-Week Session June 6 - Aug 12 June 6-7 July 15 TBD
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Summer 2016 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
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Application Process for Summer Pell Grants & Direct Loans

  1. Carefully read the Pell and Direct Loan Eligibility Criteria below.
  2. If you are on Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress and/or Academic Affairs Termination or Probation status, your eligibility will be determined at the conclusion of the spring 2016 semester.
  3. We will notify you through SU e-mail when your summer aid is ready for you to view or respond to via GullNet.
  4. If you change your total summer enrollment after you submit your request, it can reduce or cancel your aid and increase your remaining charges. You are responsible for contacting our office, immediately, with all enrollment changes.
  5. The Return of Title IV funds policy applies to students who withdraw officially or unofficially from summer courses.
  6. If your summer aid exceeds your summer charges the Cashier's Office will process a refund.
  7. You are not permitted to receive federal financial aid at two different institutions simultaneously.
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Summer Pell Grant Eligibility Criteria

  • If you are eligible for Pell funds based on your 2015-16 FAFSA data, and you did not attend full-time for fall 2015 or spring 2016, then you may be eligible for summer Pell funds based on your leftover fall 2015 or spring 2016 Pell funds. Our office will determine eligibility based on your enrollment and notify you regarding your award.

Summer Direct Stafford Student Loan Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrolled at least half-time (6 credits for undergraduates and 5 credit for graduates)
  • Loan eligibility is calculated based on any unused Stafford loans that are remaining from the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • We will automatically offer the maximum amount you are eligible to receive.

Download Summer 2016 Financial Aid Request Form - Available late spring


Summer Parent PLUS Loan Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrolled at least half-time (6 credits for undergraduates)

Download Summer 2016 PLUS Loan Request Form - Available late spring


Summer Graduate Student Loan Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrolled at least half-time (5 credits for graduates) and have the 2015-2016 FAFSA on file at SU.

Download Summer 2016 Financial Aid Request Form - Available late spring


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.

Download Summer 2016 Course Load Change Form - Available late spring

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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:

  • Enrolled in 5W1 only, the 60% completion date is TBD
  • Enrolled in 5W2 only, the 60% completion date is TBD
  • Enrolled in both 5W1 and 5W2, the 60% completion date is TBD
  • Enrolled in the 10-Week Session, the 60% completion date is TBD 

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.

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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.

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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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