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. All summer class registrations must be completed by the end of the drop/add period 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 Semester 2020 funding is available in the following programs: Federal Pell Grant, Minnesota State Grant, Work Study based on availability of funds, Federal Direct Loans, and private educational loans.
Summer financial aid will apply to your student bill beginning June 22; overages available June 24 or after. Note: Federal and State aid will not disburse until June 22 or the start date of your latest class, whichever is later.
Bookstore Information: You may charge up to $400 in books and supplies at the MSUM Bookstore. This charge will appear on your billing statement. This option is available to all students enrolled for summer semester, regardless of financial aid funds.
Eligibility for summer Pell Grant is possible in two ways.
Adding or withdrawing from courses after June 6 does not increase or decrease the Pell Grant payment (some exceptions apply).
A third 2019-2020 payment will be available for summer to students who are eligible. Award amounts at each credit level are displayed on your award notice.
Since there is no summer application this year, let your supervisor know if you wish to work in your current work study position over the summer. Your supervisor will notify the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid who will then determine your eligibility for summer work study. You must be registered for at least 6 credits during summer semester.
Eligibility is determined by grade level and is limited to one annual maximum per year (Fall 2019, Spring 2020 AND Summer 2020).
Steps to Receiving Financial Aid for Summer Session 2020