Summer Financial Aid
What’s Required to be Eligible for Summer Financial Aid?
- Submit a 2020-2021 FAFSA application by June 1, 2021
- Enroll in a minimum of 6 credits in your degree program (if you were enrolled full time for fall and spring semesters)
- Be a matriculated student in good academic standing - Must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress or be on a financial aid academic plan that includes summer courses
*NOTE: Students that have completed all of their degree and major requirements prior to summer are NOT eligible.
What’s the Process?
For continuing students enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits, there is no separate application needed to apply for summer financial aid and summer awarding will begin in late March. Once awarded, you will be notified via email and will be able to view and accept/decline your summer awards on MyCCC once awarding begins.
The deadline to accept your summer financial aid offer is 2 weeks before your session ends and no later than July 31, 2021.
Types of Aid Available
Summer Pell Grant
Pell Grants are available to students during the summer. Award amounts are based on the Expected Family Contribution from the 2020-2021 FAFSA and the number of credits student is enrolled in.
Federal Direct Loans
If you did not accept the maximum amount of Federal Direct Loans in the 2020-2021 academic year and you are enrolled in at least 6 credits for summer, you may be offered Federal Direct Loans for summer. Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan amounts are based on the remaining loan eligibility you have left over from the academic year. If eligible, they will be included in your summer award package.
Federal Direct PLUS Loan
If your parents had a PLUS loan during the academic year, and want to borrow a PLUS loan during the summer, a new application is required. A new application can be completed online at studentaid.gov.
Received Summer Aid, but are Dropping, Withdrawing, or Failing* a Course?
Dropping a course may result in your financial aid awards being revised. Awards are based on total summer credits and the duration of summer instruction. Therefore, dropping a course may cause an adjustment to your summer financial aid package.
Withdrawing from a course may result in you being billed for a portion or all of your summer financial aid if your financial aid was already released to your account.
If you drop/cancel below 6 credits, your aid may be canceled. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits to receive financial aid (if you were full time both fall and spring semesters).
*Failing or not passing summer courses due to non-attendance may result in you being billed for a portion or all of your summer financial aid.
NOTE: Your financial aid package is revised any time there is a change in your enrollment status during Summer Session.