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Summer Financial Aid

Financial aid for summer attendance

Summer is the end of the 2021-2022 academic year. If you plan to enroll in summer courses and wish to receive financial aid, you will need to complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

If you plan to study abroad summer 2022, please submit your summer study abroad expense sheet (cost sheet, program expense sheet) to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid located in Warriner Hall 202.  The expense sheet MUST include the number of credits for study abroad as well as the number of credits for any summer on-campus or online courses you are planning to take.  Please note, study abroad credits do not qualify for summer extra credit.

Criteria and process

You do not need to notify our office of your intent to register for summer session. We will complete a financial aid offer AFTER you are registered at least half-time for summer. You will receive an email notification when your summer offer is ready to view on the financial aid portal.

Criteria for summer undergraduate awards

  • Remaining 2021-2022 Pell grant eligibility. 
  • Remaining 2021-2022 federal student loan eligibility. 
  • Requested a Federal Work-Study award and have filed a 2022-2023 FAFSA.
  • You (and/or your parent) may also be eligible for the federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) and alternative loans from private lenders.  
  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled in 6 credit hours between summer I and summer II sessions. 

Criteria for summer graduate awards

  • Remaining 2021-2022 federal unsubsidized loan eligibility.
  • You may apply for a graduate PLUS loan and/or alternative loan from private lenders. 

Guest students attending CMU summer sessions are not eligible for aid from CMU.

Satisfactory progress for summer semester

If you are currently on financial aid warning, probation, or denial and have requested summer aid, your summer aid will not process until after all spring grades have posted and we can confirm you have met the requirements to be eligible for summer aid. 

Due to the time of final grade posting for the spring semester, students currently on warning, probation, or denial will not have their summer aid processed and paid out in time for the FIRST summer disbursement.  

Please note: students who successfully complete summer I session while on denial, are NOT eligible for federal aid for summer II session. Denial is for the entire summer semester.