Eligible students will receive an award beginning in early to mid-April indicating their Summer School financial aid based on the number of hours they are registered for during the Summer Session. Ineligible students will receive an email providing available options for summer aid.

  • Students must enroll at least half time (6 credit hours) to borrow from the Federal Direct Loan Program if they have not borrowed the maximum for the academic year. Dependent Students parents may apply for a PLUS Loan. Students are required to enroll at least half-time (6 hours for Undergraduate) summer session to be eligible for a Federal Direct Loan. Graduate students are not eligible for Direct Loans (Student or Grad PLUS), all students may apply for an alternative loan.
  • Undergraduate students must enroll at least half time (6 credit hours) to receive the Federal Pell Grant if the student has not borrowed more than the Lifetime Eligibility Usage (LEU). Students are encouraged to enroll at least half-time (6 hours for Undergraduate) summer session. Students that were less than full-time during Fall/Spring and did not use the 100% of their Pell Grant may have remaining Pell Grant funds available for summer.
  • Financial Aid offer will be based on the number of hours enrolled. Students must be admitted into a degree-seeking program to be eligible for aid and maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for Financial Aid.
  • Summer School is an extension of the academic year including Fall and Spring semesters; therefore, you must have a processed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file and have completed the verification process to be considered for summer financial aid. The FAFSA website is https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.
  • For students receiving an “F” or “I” during Summer School, the aid maybe canceled or reduced and may leave a balance due to the SAU, if it’s determined the grade was not earned. It highly suggested you pass all your courses during summer school.
  • Financial Aid for the summer session (s) will be canceled if you are not maintaining SAP at the end of the Spring semester once SAP is calculated even if you were awarded in advance. Financial Aid may be reduced or canceled for the Summer Session if you drop a course, the course is canceled by university, you never attended or withdrew from courses. You may also be required to repay funds disbursed during the Summer Session.
  • Options for paying for summer, PARENT PLUS loans if student is meeting SAP, private alternative loan, or cash/credit card.


  • Students applying for summer financial aid should be registered for classes prior to the first week of classes starting and FAFSA submission deadline date of May 1st. It is the student’s responsibility to pay their summer school charges by the established deadline date. Students may check with the Business office if a summer school payment plan is available. Student’s balance must be paid by financial aid, an outside agency, cash, or credit card.
  • Students should register for summer early. There is no application process for summer school, students who are registered for summer classes will receive an email from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships if they are eligible/ineligible for aid. Students are required to check their SAU email and My Falcon Landing for updates.
  • If a student changes their mind about attending summer school it is their responsibility to properly withdraw from the University in a timely manner prior to the start.