2016 Summer Application for Financial Aid
Summer Semester 2016 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: Eligibility for summer Pell Grant is limited to the unused remainder from the previous fall and spring semesters. If enrolled full-time in prior semesters, remaining eligibility is zero for summer. Initial Pell payments are based on registered credits as of June 8 at 11:59 p.m.. Adding or withdrawing from courses after June 8 does not increase or decrease the Pell Grant payment (some exceptions apply).
Minnesota Grant: A third 2015-2016 payment is available for summer to students who are eligible. Award amounts at each credit level are displayed on the student's award letter.
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 Study during summer, if registered for at least 6 credits during summer semester. Maximum Work Study award for summer is $2,400. If awarded work study, submit a work study authorization form to Business Services.
Federal Direct Loan (and SELF Loan): Eligibility is determined by grade level and is limited to one annual maximum per year (Fall 2015, Spring 2016 AND Summer 2016).
Summer financial aid payments begin June 14; overages available June 16 or after. Budget accordingly! Note: Federal and MN aid will not disburse until the start of your first summer class or June 14, whichever is later.