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Is financial aid available for summer sessions?

Below is information regarding summer aid for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate Students Enrolled in 4 year Programs

Institutional aid is not available for the summer sessions. If you choose to use your federal student subsidized and unsubsidized loan eligibility for the summer, your federal direct annual loan limit will be applied to the summer and fall terms, and there will be no remaining student loan eligibility for spring 2019.

  1. Complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. Complete the AU Summer Aid Application.
  3. Complete any additional documents listed on the portal under the "Financial Aid: My Documents" Web page.
  4. Enroll on at least a half-time basis to be eligible for federal student loans. Half time during the summer session is defined as 6 credits for undergraduate enrollment.
  5. Confirm with your academic advisor that your anticipated graduation date is accurate. Summer aid will not be awarded to students who are listed as having completed their program as of the end of the spring 2018 semester.
  6. If your are planning to use a Parent PLUS loan, be sure to have your parent submit the loan application online.

Award letters will be available beginning in April. Federal financial aid awards will show as pending financial aid on your portal billing statement. These will remain as pending financial aid until you are enrolled at least half time, your courses have begun, and your 2017-2018 grades have been recorded and reviewed to ensure that you are meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Once spring semester grades are available at the end of May, your SAP status will be reviewed. If you are failing SAP at that time, your aid for the summer will be canceled.

Graduate Students

You do not need to complete the summer aid application. In order to receive aid for summer, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. Complete any additional documents listed on the portal under the "Financial Aid: My Documents" web page.
  3. Enroll on at least a half-time basis to be eligible for federal student loans. Half time during the summer session is defined as 2 credits for graduate enrollment.
  4. Confirm with your academic advisor that your anticipated graduation date is accurate. Summer aid will not be awarded to students who are listed as having completed their program as of the end of the spring 2018 semester.
  5. If your are planning to use a Graduate PLUS Loan, be sure to submit the application online.

Award letters will be available beginning in April. Federal financial aid awards will show as pending financial aid on your portal billing statement. These will remain as pending financial aid until you are enrolled at least half time, your courses have begun, and your 2017-2018 grades have been recorded and reviewed to ensure that you are meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Once spring semester grades are available at the end of the spring 2018 semester, your SAP status will be reviewed. If you are failing SAP at that time, your aid for the summer will be canceled.


2018 AU Summer Aid Application

Undergraduate students enrolled in a 4-year program, can complete the summer aid application as part of the process to apply for federal aid for the summer. Graduate Students do not need to complete this form.

Summer Aid Application