Is Summer Aid Available?
Yes. Limited financial aid is available for the summer term to students who qualify. Summer financial aid may consist of Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loans. Students may also be eligible for a campus grant.
What Are the Requirements?
To be considered for summer aid, you must be a continuing CSU Stanislaus student AND have a 2014 - 2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office by May 23, 2015. If you already completed a 2014 – 2015 FAFSA, you do NOT need to submit another one for summer aid.
Summer 2015 is considered the last term for the 2014 – 2015 academic year. Summer financial aid availability depends on whether you have already used your full eligibility amount of Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loans during the Fall 2014 and/or Spring 2015 terms . Your file will be evaluated for the additional Federal Pell Grant eligibility at the time of summer awarding. Graduate students do not qualify for the Federal Pell Grant.
Registering at the same time for all summer term classes in one or more sessions w ill facilitate the processing of your financial aid request. Your summer aid eligibility is based on your total units of enrollment in all summer sessions.
The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office will begin awarding summer financial aid in late April. All students will be notified of their eligibility via their CSU Stanislaus e-mail account and their my.csustan account. You must be enrolled to be considered for summer aid. Please note that it may take up to 3 weeks to be awarded summer aid once you establish half - time summer enrollment.
Students that have graduated Spring 2015 and are attending Summer 2015 to complete prerequisites for ANY program, are not eligible for financial aid during the Summer 2015 term.
How Does It Work?
Once you have registered for summer classes, you will need to submit your request for summer aid using the Summer Application form. You will be awarded any Pell Grant eligibility you have left. To be considered for a summer loan, you must submit a Summer Loan Request Form by June 20 , 2015 and be enrolled at least half time.
Summer financial aid will begin disbursing the week of May 31st to those who qualify and weekly thereafter. Satisfactory Academic Progress will have to be reviewed before we release summer financial aid.
Your summer financial aid award may not cover campus fees. Any balance due to the University must be paid immediately. Fees, housing obligations and other costs (except parking) are deducted from your financial aid refund.
How Much Am I Eligible to Receive?
The amount and type of summer aid you will be eligible for will depend on many factors, including grade level, need, and whether you have exhausted your eligibility for federal grants and loans during the regular 2014 – 2015 academic year. If you are unsure about your exact circumstance, you can always check with the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. Although we will be unable to process your summer aid on a walk - in basis, you may see an adviser, during regular walk - in hours, to obtain an estimate of your summer aid eligibility.
Withdrawal and Financial Aid
Important! Before withdrawing, contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. If you completely withdraw from the University (including medical withdrawal) before the 60% of your enrollment period, you may have to repay all or part of the award you received.
For assistance, contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office