Summer School Aid

To be eligible for summer Direct Loan funds, you must complete a summer loan application.  You only need to submit an application if you are applying for loans. Grants will automatically be awarded if you are eligible for them.


Applying for Summer Loans

The deadline to submit a Summer loan application has passed.


  • The amount of loan funds you are eligible to receive is based on:
    • your current grade level (freshman, sophomore, etc)
    • how much you borrowed through the 2018-2019 year
    • how much you borrowed cumulatively throughout your entire time in college.
  • The Niner Central staff can help you determine whether or not you will have funding available.

Federal Pell Grant

  • Additional Pell grant funding may be available for eligible students, even if you received 100% of your Pell grant for Fall/Spring. 
  • Pell Grants are available to full- and part-time students enrolled in at least six credit hours for one or both summer terms
  • Review this page for details >>

Federal Direct Loans

  • If you borrowed the maximum Federal Direct loan amount based on your grade level for 2018-2019, you will not have remaining eligibility for summer.
  • If you did not take classes or had previously declined Federal Direct loan funding in either the fall or spring semesters, you may have summer funding available. 

Federal Direct Parent and Graduate PLUS Loans

  • This is a federal credit-based loan for parents of undergraduate students or graduate students enrolled in an eligible degree program. Additional information can be found on our Loan Information Page.

Summer Financial Aid

  Summer I & Extended Summer Summer II
1st Day of Classes May 20 July 1
Payment Due Date May 15 June 26
Grant Awarding (Automatic) 10-15 business days after registering 10-15 business days after registering
Processing Time for Summer Direct Loan/PLUS Loan/Alternative Loan  10-15 business days after application is received 10-15 business days after application is received
Deadline to Submit Summer Loan Applications to ensure processing by payment due date May 1 June 15
State grant and loans will be applied to your account beginning  May 10* June 21
Pell Grant will will be applied to your account beginning May 22* July 3

*If enrolled less than half-time during Summer 1/Extended Summer, awards will not disburse until Summer 2 dates.

**Summer Loan Application is required if seeking PLUS Loan.

Term

Classes Begin

Billing due date (classes cancelled if not pd by this date)

To receive summer loan decision before classes begin, submit application by:

Loan will disburse to your account:

Last day to submit loan application:

Summer I May 20 May 15 May 1, 2019 May 10-20 June 24 (for Summer I only)
Summer II July 1 June 26 June 15, 2019 Jun 25-Jul 1 July 2


If you miss these deadlines above:

  • Summer I
    • If you submit your loan application after May 1, you are responsible to pay all charges by the first payment due date (May 15) or your classes will be cancelled.
    • In order to be awarded financial aid prior to the final cancellation of classes (May 21), you must have your summer class registration finalized and submit your summer school loan application by May 15, 2019.
    • If you submit your application after May 15 but before the last day of classes, your loan funds will be awarded 10 business days after your application is received. Your loan funds will come to you as a refund (since you would have already paid your bill in full).
    • The last day to accept a Summer I loan is June 24.
  • Summer II:
    • If you submit your loan application after June 15, you are responsible to pay for all charges by the first payment due date (June 26) or your classes will be cancelled.
    • In order to be awarded financial aid prior to the final cancellation of classes (July 2), you must have your summer class registration finalized and submit your summer school loan application by June 25, 2019. 
    • If you submit your application after June 25 but before July 2, your loan funds will be awarded 10 business days after your application is received.  Your loan funds will come to you as a refund (since you would have already paid your bill in full).

Term

If application submitted by:

Loan will disburse to your account:

Summer I May 1, 2019 May 10-20
Summer II June 15, 2019 Jun 25-Jul 1

Disbursement

  • If you submit your application after May 1 but before July 2, your loan funds will be awarded 10 business days after your application is received. Your loan funds will come to you as a refund (since you would have already paid your bill in full).
  • If you submit your application after June 15 but before July 2, your loan funds will be awarded 10 business days after your application is received.  Your loan funds will come to you as a refund (since you would have already paid your bill in full).

  • For undergraduate students enrolled in both five-week sessions but taking less than six credit hours during the first five week term, Direct Loan funds will not be disbursed (applied) to your account until the beginning of the second termYou must be enrolled in at least six total credit hours for all summer sessions.

  • If you are eligible for Pell grant award(s), you will begin to receive funds May 22nd, provided that you are enrolled at least half-time and still meeting all eligibility requirements. If less than half-time for the first summer session, then the Pell grant award(s) will be disbursed after July 3rd.
  • The summer loan application is not required to receive a Pell Grant during the summer. 
  • The summer loan application IS required if you are applying for the Federal Direct loans, Graduate PLUS Loans, and Parent PLUS Loans.
  • For undergraduate students enrolled in both five-week sessions but taking less than six credit hours during the first five week term, Federal Direct and PLUS Loan funds will not disburse to your account until the beginning of the second term.  You must be enrolled in at least six total credit hours for all summer sessions.
  • If you change summer session terms of enrollment or reduce the total number of enrolled hours due to dropping or cancellation of classes, your award will be reduced accordingly or possibly canceled.
  • You must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy requirement at the end of the spring semester.   More information is available at the SAP Information page. If you are academically suspended, you are not eligible for summer financial aid.
  • Financial aid will only pay for the 1st and 2nd attempt of the same course that has been successfully completed with a grade of D or better. Some courses are exempt from this rule because they are designated as being repeatable.
  • The following students must contact Niner Central for a paper summer school application: graduate students enrolling for only thesis hours; students enrolled in study abroad, and students on transient study during the summer. Additional information may be required.​
  • Alternative non-federal loans may be available to students who do not qualify for federal student loans or those who need additional loan assistance beyond the federal loan maximums.
  • The summer loan application is not required if you are ONLY applying for an alternative loan for summer. The Office of Financial Aid will receive your information directly from the lender. Be sure to sign all disclosure notices with the lender.
  • In order to receive a non-federal loan (alternative/private loan), the student must apply directly with the lender. You may choose any lender of your choice.  For your convenience, we offer this handy FASTChoice alternative loan tool, which walks you through important information about types of funding and money management.  After you review this information, you will see a list of lenders offering loan products in a way that makes it easy to compare them.
  • You will receive an email when your award has been finalized. Please allow three weeks to process the alternative loan.