For the vast majority of students, summer aid eligibility will follow the academic year. For aid purposes, summer is a continuation of the preceding academic year. As such, the FAFSA application process, in most cases, has already occurred.
Currently Enrolled Students – All students wishing to receive aid for summer must complete the FAFSA application for the current academic year. If you are a currently enrolled student in the spring semester who has already filed a FAFSA prior to the intended summer enrollment, you will also need to complete the Edinboro University Summer Financial Aid Application. This is typically available in mid-March.
New Students – If you are entering the University in the summer for the first time, to be considered for summer financial aid, please make note of the following:
With your FAFSA filed and your summer registration in place, you will automatically be considered for summer financial aid. If additional information is required of you, you will be instructed by an email sent to your Edinboro email address. You may check your aid application status any time on your SCOTS account. However, once your summer award decision is posted, you will also be notified by an email sent to your Edinboro email address instructing you to visit your SCOTS financial aid page.
The University defines full-time enrollment for the summer as 12 credits for undergraduate students and 9 credits for graduate students for the entire summer session. To be eligible for a summer Federal Direct Loan, students must be enrolled on at least part-time basis. Therefore, students enrolled in half of the above hours, will be considered for a loan assuming all other eligibility requirements are met. Graduate students taking all undergraduate classes will be treated as undergraduate students and must be in at least 6 credits. You must also maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to receive federal or state funds for summer school.
Federal Pell Grant – Available to undergraduate students based on enrollment and financial need. This award will be at an amount that is prorated based on the shorter summer period as compared to the academic year.
PHEAA State Grant – Available to students who submit an application online at www.pheaa.org and you must also be enrolled in a minimum of 5 weeks of study; sessions can be combined to meet the five week requirement. If 50% or more of enrollment is online courses, you may not be eligible for funding.
Federal Direct Loans – Available to students enrolled half-time who have not exceeded their annual limit in the current academic year including the prior fall and spring semesters.
Federal Direct PLUS Loans/Graduate PLUS Loans – Available to parents of undergraduate students and to graduate/professional students enrolled at least half-time.
Federal Perkins Loan – No longer available.
Private Loan Programs – Available to students who have no remaining federal aid eligibility or chose not utilize federal loans. Eligibility is determined by each lender but, typically, requires at least half-time enrollment and credit worthiness. Students may be required to have a co-signer for loan approval.
The cost will simply be a prorated version of the prior academic year costs but will incorporate summer tuition charges rather than those for fall/spring. All other costs will be prorated based on the shorter duration of enrollment.