Summer is considered a third term in the academic year and uses the same FAFSA and financial information that was used during the preceding year. A separate summer application is required. All summer class registrations must be completed by the end of the drop/add period designated for each class. Undergraduate full-time enrollment for summer is 12 credits; graduate full-time enrollment is 8 graduate credits. Financial aid is disbursed starting in June based on all registered credits.
Summer financial aid cost of attendance and awarding is based on the number of credits and length of enrollment reported by the student on the Summer Financial Aid application. Cost of attendance and award amounts are adjusted prior to disbursement to actual credits enrolled. Summer 2013 Work Study Authorization form
Summer semester funding is available in the following programs: Federal Pell Grant, Minnesota State Grant, Work Study, Federal Direct Loans, and private educational loans.
Federal Pell Grant: Summer Pell Grant is limited to the remainder of eligibility unused the previous fall and spring semesters. If enrolled full-time in prior semesters, remaining eligibility is zero for summer.
Work Study: Awards for summer are limited and awarded on a "first-applied" basis. Students enrolled fall and spring semesters who were ineligible for Work Study are usually eligible for Work Student during summer, if registered for at least 6 credits during summer semester. Maximum Work Study award for summer is $2,200.
Federal Direct Loan (and SELF Loan): Eligibility is determined by grade level and is limited to one annual maximum per year (Fall, Spring AND Summer).