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Summer Financial Aid

If you plan to attend classes during a Summer semester, it is recommended that you plan your finances well in advance. Funding for Summer is extremely limited and many students must rely on alternative loan options to attend Summer classes.

How to determine your summer aid eligibility

  • You must have a 2023 - 2024 FAFSA on file for summer aid consideration. There is no additional Summer financial aid application.

  • You must enroll at least half-time (six credit hours for undergrads) for financial aid consideration, in most cases.
  • Students that are eligible for Pell Grant may be able to receive a third disbursement of Pell Grant. Eligibility is determined by the Department of Education and based on FAFSA EFC and enrollment status.

    • Students who enrolled full-time for both fall and spring semesters must enroll at least half-time for summer.

    • Students who enrolled less than full-time for either fall or spring semester, may qualify to receive Pell if enrolled less than half-time, if their EFC qualifies.

    • Graduate students are not eligible for Pell Grant. 

  • Full-time enrollment for summer semester is the same as during the academic year: full-time = 12 credit hours for undergraduate students; 9 credit hours for graduate level students. 
  • Students must enroll at least half-time (6 credit hours for undergraduate students; 5 credit hours for graduate level students) to be eligible for federal student loans. 
  • Pell eligibility is initially calculated based on full-time enrollment and will be reduced later, based on actual enrollment as of the close of the drop/add period (at 5pm on May 17th).
  • Eligibility for Michigan Achievement Scholarship requires full-time enrollment and awards are based on remaining funding that was unused during fall or spring semester.
  • We will send you a Summer aid award notice in mid-April or within ten days of registering half-time if you register after mid-April.