Summer Financial Aid
Students that apply for Summer Financial Aid will begin to receive Financial Aid Award notification in late March.
If you would like to be eligible for federal, state and institutional financial aid assistance for the 2014 Summer sessions, you must complete a 2014-2015 FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
The results of your FAFSA will determine if you qualify for a Federal Pell Grant, Pennsylvania State Grant, Federal Work Study, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal PLUS Loans, or Private Alternative Loans.
PLEASE NOTE: Any student enrolled at least half-time for summer and who has completed a FAFSA will automatically be awarded Federal Stafford loans for the summer, fall, and spring semesters. For example, if you have a Federal Stafford Loan and your maximum eligibility is $3,500 for the year; your loan will be divided 34% for summer and 33% for each fall and spring, leaving you with $1,190 for summer, $1,155 for fall, and $1,155 for spring. If you do not want your summer loans or require an adjustment, please complete the Student Loan Adjustment Form prior to disbursement.
If you are enrolled less than half time for summer, your loans will still be packaged for the summer, fall, and spring semesters. If you do not register for enough classes by June 11, 2014, your loans will be adjusted.
If you are awarded a Federal Pell Grant, this award is based on credits enrolled and will reduce the amount of your fall and spring awards. For example, if you have a Federal Pell Grant and you are enrolled full-time for summer, fall and spring you will receive a full time Federal Pell Grant for summer, a full-time Pell award for fall, and no Federal Pell Grant for spring because you exhausted your eligibility during the summer and fall.
A completed 2014 Pennsylvania Summer State Grant Application must be submitted to State Grant and Special Programs of PHEAA no later than August 15th, if you would like to apply for the Pennsylvania State Grant during the summer term.
If you are seeking summer work study employment, you must meet all federal Title IV eligibility requirements. We encourage you to check the work study employment posting on this web site on a daily basis. Jobs are posted when new positions become available and when vacancies occur. When interviewing for a position, you should bring along a printed copy of your work study award notice to prove you are eligible for work study employment.