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Applying For Summer Aid

Students interested in receiving financial aid for summer must submit a “Summer Application” on “web for students” in order to apply.  Students must also have a FAFSA on file for the appropriate school year and be meeting minimum satisfactory academic progress standards.  TAMUT summer term falls at the end of an award year, so if you are trying to get aid for summer 2018, you will need to have a 17/18 FAFSA on file.  Typically, awarding for summer takes place in early May. The priority deadline to apply for summer aid is May 16th, 2018.  The last day to secure a 17/18 FAFSA is June 30, 2018.

To complete your “Summer Application”

  • Log into “Web for Students
  • Click on the Financial Aid tab
  • Click on Financial Aid status
  • Select the appropriate school year
  • Click on Summer Aid Request in the financial aid checklist
  • Answer Yes to the question

Enrollment Requirements for the Summer (Undergrads)

Semester

Full Time

3/4 Time

1/2 Time

Summer

12

9

6

Undergraduate students must be enrolled in undergraduate level coursework for a minimum of half-time in order to be eligible for summer aid. Summer budgets are based on half-time enrollment. Enrollment does not have to be in one term but can be spread out amongst the various summer terms. There are consequences for dropping or withdrawing for summer courses, so students with questions about how changing enrollment during summer will affect their aid should contact our office. 

Enrollment Requirements for the Summer (Grads)

Semester

Full Time

3/4 Time

1/2 Time

Summer

9

7

6

Graduate students must be enrolled in graduate level coursework for a minimum of half-time in order to be eligible for summer aid. Summer budgets are based on half-time enrollment. Enrollment does not have to be in one term but can be spread out amongst the various summer terms. There are consequences for dropping or withdrawing for summer courses, so students with questions about how changing enrollment during summer will affect their aid should contact our office.

Aid Available in the Summer

Usually, the only financial aid left over for summer is the Pell Grant and Federal loans if a student hasn’t already exceeded their annual loan limit. 

Pell Grants may be available to students during the summer.  Award amounts are based on the Expected Family Contribution from your 17/18 FAFSA and the number of credits in which you enroll.

Federal Loans – All students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the summer term to receive a loan.  Eligibility is limited to your annual loan limit minus the amount you borrowed during the preceding fall and spring semesters.  Please see the annual loan limit chart below:                                                                      

Grade Level  Dependent Student Independent Student
Freshman $5,500 $9,500
Sophomore $6,500 $10.500
Junior/Senior $7,500 $12,500
Graduate or Professional $20,500


Disbursement of Summer Aid

Disbursement of summer aid for student loans will occur 10 days before the main summer term starts as long as the student is enrolled at least half time for the summer term.  Disbursement of all grants will occur as the class starts for students attending multiple sessions in the summer term.  There are two Pell recalculation dates, the first is on the fourth day of the first 5 week session and the second is on the fourth day of the second 5 week session.

Summer Withdrawal Consequences

Students that withdraw from a later summer session that has not begun, may have to repay already disbursed financial aid.  If a student is taking 3 credit hours in the first summer session, and 3 credit hours in the second summer session, the student is eligible for a loan disbursement at the start of the first summer session.  In the event that the student withdraws from the second summer session before the session starts, and hasn’t already completed 6 credit hours, the student becomes ineligible for a loan and must repay the loan in full.

Students that withdraw from all summer sessions after a class has started, must go through the Return of Title IV funds calculation which in most instances, requires students to pay back money not earned.

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