Applications available beginning March 1
You may apply after the above date for Federal Direct Loans, if you have remaining eligibility.
The availability of summer aid is determined by any remaining eligibility you may have from the 2015-2016 academic year and availability of funds. See the back of the summer application for Federal Direct Loan eligibility requirements.
Your eligibility for any financial aid offered may change If the actual hours of enrollment differ from what you report on this application.
All disbursements for students attending the four-week session will not be made until after classes begin. The financial aid office must evaluate whether or not you have met the Standards of Academic Progress after spring grades are posted. If you fail to meet the standards, you will be ineligible for funding for the summer term(s) and your offer of financial aid will be cancelled.
Students attending both the four-week and eight-week sessions will receive two Federal Direct Loan disbursements - one after the beginning of the four-week and the second disbursement will be six weeks later (after June 22, 2016).
Summer Financial Aid Requirements:
- You must have the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file, in addition to this summer application.
- You must be enrolled in 6 hours (undergraduate) or 5 hours (graduate). These hours may be in one session or they may be the total of both sessions. Audit classes do not count.
- If you received Pell Grant during the 2014-2015 academic year, your counselor will determine if you have remaining eligibility for summer.
Enrollment Requirements for Summer Aid:
|Type||Undergraduate & College of Pharmacy Students||Graduate|
|4-Week Only||6 Hours||5 Hours|
|Both 4-Week and 8-Week||3 hours 4-Week + 3 hours 8-Week||3 Hours 4-Week + 2 Hours 8-Week|
|8-Week Only||6 Hours||5 Hours|
- Please indicate in Section A whether or not you are interested in a summer Work-Study job. You may work part time and take at least 6 hours, or you may work full-time and not take any classes.
- If you are interested in full-time Work-Study you must have the upcoming 2016-2017 FAFSA on file. You cannot be enrolled in summer classes. You are required to sign a savings agreement that a portion of your earnings will be used as a resource for the 2016-2017 academic year. See Robin Gray in 127 Funkhouser if you have questions.
- If you pay child care while attending summer school and want these costs to be included in your summer budget, you must complete the back of the summer application and submit documentation from your day care provider.
You may check your award on myUK the last week in April. An email will be sent when awards are available.
- Determining Federal Direct Loan Eligibility:
A student can receive their maximum annual William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan limit during a twelve month period. The scheduled academic year is comprised of a fall semester, spring semester, 4-week intersession, and 8-week session (in that order).
Annual William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) limits:
|Type||Maximum for Dependent Student||Maximum for Independent Student|
|Freshmen (1-29 Hours)||$5,500||$9,500 *|
|Sophomore (30-59 Hours)||$6,500||$10,500 *|
|Junior(60-89 Hours)||$7,500||$12,500 **|
|Senior (90+ Hours)||$7,500||$12,500 **|
* At least $6,000 of this amount must be in unsubsidized William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans.
**At least $7,000 of this amount must be in unsubsidized William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans.
*** At least $12,000 of this amount must be in unsubsidized William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans
If you received your maximum annual loan limit during the 2015 Fall and/or 2016 Spring term, you are NOT eligible for any William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan funds for the 2016 Summer term.
Audit Classes Do Not Count
NOTE: If you apply for both four-week and eight-week and you drop below half-time enrollment or withdraw in the four-week session, your second disbursement will be canceled and you must apply for eight-week only, and meet enrollment requirements.
If you are attending both the four-week and eight-week sessions, the first disbursement will be after the beginning of the four-week session and the second disbursement will be six weeks later (after June 22, 2016).
You may check your award at myUK the last week of April.