Financial Aid for Summer Courses
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Limited financial aid is available for summer courses, and students are encouraged to plan early and to take advantage of the payment plans available for summer classes. The summer aid application for 2017 is now available.
Carefully review the information below to be sure you are eligible to apply for summer aid.
To be eligible for financial aid in the summer, a FAFSA must be completed for the prior academic year. Some graduate students will also need to submit a FAFSA for the upcoming academic year. Students must also be matriculated (seeking a degree) and cannot be conditionally readmitted.
Students applying for summer aid will be held to the standards of the academic progress policy. Your summer aid is contingent upon meeting satisfactory academic progress, or the requirements of your academic plan, if applicable. Academic progress will be measured after spring grades are posted. If you fail to meet academic progress or the requirements of your plan, your summer aid will be cancelled.
Undergraduates and RBS students (both undergraduate and graduate) must be enrolled for at least 6 summer credits to receive federal direct loans or a parent PLUS loan for undergraduate students. Graduate and law students must be enrolled for at least 3 summer credits to receive federal direct loans or a graduate PLUS loan.
|Undergraduate||Graduate/Law School||Rutgers Business School (Newark)|
|Full-time||12 or more credits||6 or more credits||12 or more credits|
|Three-quarters time||9-11.5 credits||N/A||9-11.5 credits|
|Half-time||6-8.5 credits||3-5.5 credits||6-8.5 credits|
|Less than half-time||5.5 or less credits||2.5 or less credits||5.5 or less credits|
Federal Direct Loan Eligibility for Undergraduates and Graduates
Federal Pell Grant for Eligible Undergraduates
If you were enrolled less than full-time during the academic year or did not enroll for the fall or spring semester and you received a federal Pell grant, you may apply for the remaining portion of your federal Pell grant for the summer. The amount you receive depends upon on the number of credits for which you are registered and your remaining eligibility. Changes in attendance can result in the reduction or cancellation of your Pell grant.