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Summer Financial Aid

Typically, undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours during the summer semester to qualify for financial aid. The only exception is Pell eligible students who were not enrolled full time during the Fall and/or Spring. These students will have some Pell grant remaining. Graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 hours to qualify for financial aid in the summer. 

Financial aid for Summer 2021 will be awarded based on the entire summer (5.10.2021 – 8.13.2021) enrollment by June 8, 2021 (Summer II census date).

Aid will be disbursed to the Business office on June 10, 2021 and refunds to students will be processed within the next 14 days.

Any courses added after that date will not be paid until grades post for those added courses. Any courses dropped after June 8, 2021 will be counted against your satisfactory academic progress for the term. Any courses that you never begin attendance, will require financial aid to be recalculated and you will owe those funds back.

Financial Aid is typically awarded for fall and spring only. If a student wishes to be considered for summer financial aid, they must submit a Summer Financial Aid request form at www.etbu.edu/farequest after you have officially registered for the classes, have a FAFSA on file, and verification complete if required for the applicable aid year.

Undergraduate Enrollment Requirements for the Summer
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 among the various summer terms. There are consequences for dropping or withdrawing from summer courses. Students with questions about how changing enrollment during summer will affect their aid, should contact the Financial Aid office. 

Graduate Enrollment Requirements for the Summer
Semester Full Time 3/4 Time 1/2 Time
Summer 6 4 3

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 among the various summer sub-terms. There are consequences for dropping or withdrawing for summer courses. Students with questions about how changing enrollment during summer will affect their aid should contact our office. 

Graduate students have an annual limit of $20,500 in Unsubsidized Direct Loans. The annual loan limit will reset each Fall Semester. Check your campus connect to determine how much you have already been awarded in Fall and Spring to determine your remaining eligibility.

Satisfactory Academic Progress and Summer

Student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at the end of the spring semester in order to be eligible for summer financial aid. For more information, please visit the SAP page

Note: In some cases, Summer awarding takes place before Spring semester grades are finalized and SAP review is completed. If you are not making SAP at the end of Spring and already have summer aid awarded, your disbursement will be held. If funds have already disbursed, then you will need to return the funds and pay the business office directly. If this happens, be sure to submit the appropriate SAP Appeal found on the SAP page.

Summer Withdrawal Consequences

According to Federal regulations, financial aid recipients who withdr1w from all courses or stop attending classes before the last day of class, have not “earned” all of their financial aid that was received for that semester. Because each summer term is considered by federal regulation its own sub-term for Return of Title IV (R2T4) purposes. Students may have part of their summer aid returned if withdrawing from classes after having completed a session OR if withdrawing while still being enrolled in future sessions.

Students must return the unearned percentage of aid for each part of term during summer. The higher number of class days completed, the lower the amount of financial aid that must be returned. Once a student has completed more than 60% of the semester, the student is allowed to keep all disbursed aid even if a withdrawal occurs after that point. If you are considering withdrawing from a summer term, please speak with our Financial Aid Office so we can best explain the implications to your financial aid.