Taking summer courses is a great way to get ahead on credits and graduate earlier. Not to mention utilizing your rent to the fullest if you have a 12 month lease. However, summer aid is not automatically created for your account when you file the FAFSA. With a few extra steps you can get summer financial aid lined up and have you ready for summer!
How to Apply for Summer Aid for Summer 2017:
Complete the 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than June 30, 2017 and satisfy all additional financial aid requirements listed on your myPurdue account. Note: although you can file the FAFSA as late as June 30, you should file it much earlier in order to have your aid ready for the summer term.
Complete the 2017 Summer Aid Application under the Financial Tab of your myPurdue account. Once your application has been successfully submitted, it could take two to three weeks to receive a Financial Aid award. Please monitor myPurdue for updates. Initial summer financial aid notifications will begin approximately March 6th.
Eligibility for your Federal Loans is on an annual basis, with the summer term being part of the aid year for the semesters before it. If you used all of your federal loan eligibility up, you will need to utilize other sources of aid for your summer bill.
If you drop hours or do not initiate course participation at any time during the summer sessions, your aid may be adjusted and you may receive a bill.
If this will be your first time taking summer courses, check out the ThinkSummer scholarships!
You can also check out the Bursar’s Office site for current tuition and fee rates. Did you know that, in the summer, you pay the same amount for 6-9 credit hours?
Be sure to notify the Division of Financial Aid if you decide to cancel your summer aid application.
Choose the location you plan to attend for summer 2017 to obtain additional information about how to apply and aid eligibility.
- Purdue West Lafayette / Purdue Polytechnic Institute Statewide Locations
- Regional Campus Temporary Transfer
Want more info about summer courses, internships, housing and more? Check out Think Summer.