Financial Aid

Types of Summer Aid


Federal Pell Grant:

  • Students who have not reached their lifetime limit of Pell Grant eligibility and meet all federal eligibility requirements may be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant.
  • Students must have remaining annual eligibility (used less than 100%) or qualify to receive up to an additional 50% under the Year-Round Pell program.
  • Click here to learn more about the Federal Pell Grant.

Federal Student Loans:

  • Students enrolled in at least six credit hours for summer may be eligible to receive or apply for Federal Direct Loans.
  • Federal Direct Stafford Loans are based on annual borrowing limits that are reduced by amounts borrowed in the current academic year.
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS and Parent PLUS Loans are credit-based and can be awarded up to cost-of-attendance (less other aid received), and require the borrower to complete an online application at

Alternative (Private) Loans:

  • Private educational loans may be a good option if there is little or no remaining federal student aid/loan eligibility for your summer semester.
  • Private loans are credit-based and can be awarded up to cost-of-attendance (less other aid received).
  • Credit-worthy cosigners may be required in order to qualify.
  • All lenders and loan programs have different eligibility criteria; please make sure you understand their program requirements before applying.
  • Click here to get started and learn more about Private Loans.