6.9.5. The Financial Aid Implications of Summer Semester Registration

In addition to the fall and spring, students can secure financial aid to help cover educational expenses incurred during the summer semester. However, there are a few factors students should consider as they seek summer aid. All institutional aid is awarded for the fall and spring semesters only. Institutional aid does not apply to expenses incurred during the summer semester. To help with summer expenses, students can seek federal, state, and private forms of financial aid. However, with federal funds, students need to be aware that federal aid eligibility is limited to one academic year. Using federal aid in the summer generally means there is less federal aid available to use in the subsequent fall and spring semesters. Students using federal aid during the summer can see how their disbursements are allocated by viewing their award letters.