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Frequently Asked Questions - Summer Financial Aid

There is no separate summer aid application. Students who enroll for the summer and have a FAFSA on file for the aid year preceding the summer semester will be automatically considered.

Accept your awards on My ASU under Finances. Remember, summer financial aid is at the end of the current academic year.

If you received less than a full academic year of Pell Grant in the fall and spring semester(s), you may be eligible for the remainder of your Pell Grant scheduled award in the summer. You will be automatically considered and awarded any Pell Grant funds for which you are eligible for in the summer.

You may use your financial aid towards your costs for  study abroad. You can submit a cost sheet to the Financial Aid Office provided to you by the Center of Global Education Services to increase your summer costs of attendance. You will only be considered for any additional Federal Stafford Loans, Parent PLUS Loans and/or Private Education Loans.

The census dates for all terms are can be found on our Census Policy.

All awards, except for loans, will prorate throughout the summer census date according to our Census Policy.

The amount of financial aid disbursed will be based on actual enrollment. Summer disbursement begins in May for students enrolled in session A or C. Students only enrolled in session B receive summer disbursements beginning early July. Specific dates will be available as we approach the summer semester on the financial aid calendar.

If you have not received your entire TEACH Grant eligibility for the fall/spring semesters ($4,000 per academic year) and based on your enrolled credit hours for the summer semester, you may receive some or all of your remaining TEACH Grant eligibility.

Your summer financial aid is determined based on your enrolled credit hours, your remaining aid eligibility and availability of funds.

Three scenarios may occur:

    1. If you are enrolled in summer classes and have worked under the Federal Work-Study program for the preceding fall or spring semesters, you will automatically receive a summer Federal Work-Study estimate award. Once we receive a summer continuation of your job assignment or new hire form from your employer, we will change it to an actual summer Federal Work-Study award.
    2. If you are enrolled in summer classes, and you did not work under the Federal Work-Study program during the preceding fall or spring semesters, you can request for Federal Work-Study eligibility. Once we receive information about your summer job assignment from your employer, we will post an actual summer Federal Work-Study award.
    3. If you are not enrolled in the summer semester, but you wish to work under for a summer Federal Work-Study job, you must have the following:
      • A completed FAFSA for the current and upcoming academic years on file with ASU.
      • Be eligible for need-based financial aid for both academic years.
      • The Federal Work-Study earnings during this time of non-enrollment will be considered as a resource for the next enrollment period, which will have an effect on your financial aid eligibility for the next academic year.
    • You may work Hourly (non-FWS) during the summer without attending summer classes:
      • If you are in a degree program, was enrolled in the spring semester and did not graduate.
      • If you are an incoming student and are admitted, and enrolled, for the fall semester.
    • If you are in a degree program and took only 1 credit hour in the spring, you must be enrolled in summer or fall.
    • Visiting students only attending the 1st summer session at ASU can only work from the beginning of the summer term until the end of the 1st summer session.
    • Visiting students only attending the 2nd summer session at ASU can only work from the beginning of the 2nd summer session until the end of the summer term.
    • International students with an F-1 visa may work up to 40 hours per week during the summer term if they are enrolled full time for the following fall semester.

    The Obama Scholars Program does not provide aid for the summer semester. You may be awarded with other forms of financial aid.

    You may request an additional Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan by submitting a letter to Financial Aid and Scholarship Services in writing. If there are any remaining eligibility from the fall and spring semesters, the balance may be awarded to you.

    For links to national scholarship searches and other valuable ASU scholarship information, you may visit our scholarships website at students.asu.edu/scholarships or contact the ASU Scholarship Office at 855-278-5080. You may also visit your college to see if they have any summer scholarships available.

    If you were not offered enough financial aid to cover your summer costs, the following options may be available.

    • Scholarships Opportunities: For links to national scholarship searches and other valuable ASU scholarship information, you may visit our scholarship information, you may visit our scholarship web site at students.asu.edu/scholarships or contact the ASU Scholarship Office at 855-278-5080. You may also visit your college to see if they have any summer scholarships available.
    • Student Employment: There are student employment opportunities right here on campus. The ASU Student Employment Office is always ready to help a student find a job. Please visit the Student Employment web site at students.asu.edu/employment to view part-time, full-time, seasonal, on-campus, off-campus and work-study (if eligible) job listings.
    • Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans: Parents of dependent students may borrow Parent PLUS Loans. See students.asu.edu/loans/plus for details.
    • Private Education Loans: Private Education Loans are educational loans offered by private lenders, usually banks. Always remember to borrow only what you need.