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Summer aid for freshmen

The following information is for the benefit of students who are incoming freshmen beginning their studies at ASU during the summer 2019 semester.


Steps To Complete Notes
Enroll in summer 2019 classes. You will enroll in summer classes with the help of your academic advisor. You must be enrolled in the summer semester to be considered for summer financial aid.
2 Complete a 2018-2019 FAFSA.
Make sure to complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA even if you have already completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA. ASU can only award you financial aid for summer 2019 with the information from the 2018-2019 FAFSA.
3 Monitor your financial aid status & submit requested documents on your tasks list on My ASU.
If ASU is requesting verification items to complete your financial aid file, you will find them on My ASU under your "To Do" list. Pay close attention to the aid year the item is being requested for by clicking on each item. Forms submitted for the wrong aid year will delay the processing and awarding of your financial aid. All items listed for aid year 2018-2019 need to be completed in order for your summer financial aid to be processed.
4 Receive your aid offer Financial Aid Notification. After all requested items have been submitted and processed, you will be considered for financial aid based on the number of credits you are enrolled for in the summer semester. If you already applied for and have been awarded financial aid for fall 2018 and spring 2019, your summer award notice will be sent to your ASU email address. Otherwise, your summer aid award notice will be mailed.

Once awarded summer aid, you can always view your current awards on My ASU in the Finances menu. Summer awards will be listed in the 2018 aid year.
5 Act on your awards on My ASU in the Finances menu.
If you intend to borrow loans for the summer, you must accept them on My ASU in the Finances menu. Make sure to select the 2017 aid year. Grants and scholarships must be accepted (except the Pell Grant). In order to receive loans, you must be enrolled in at least six credit hours.
6 Complete any Master Promissory Notes and Loan Entrance Counseling on your "To Do" list on My ASU.
If you accepted any loans, you must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Loan Entrance Counseling for each loan. Loans cannot disburse until these have been completed.
7 Sign up for direct deposit on My ASU in the Finances menu.
We recommend that you enroll in direct deposit so that, after your aid has disbursed and has been applied to your ASU charges, any remaining funds will be sent to your bank account for quicker access to them. If you do not enroll in direct deposit, any remaining funds will be sent as a check to your mailing address on file at ASU.
8 Search for jobs.
If you plan on working during the summer, you can find on-campus jobs using our online job search.
9 If desired, apply for a Federal Parent PLUS Loan.
If your parents decided to apply for a Federal Parent PLUS Loan, you and your parents must follow the instructions listed on the web site on the left.
10 Receive your funds. If you have been awarded and all of your "To Do" list items are completed, your funds will disburse near the beginning of the summer session that you are enrolled in. Your financial aid will automatically pay your current ASU charges. If there are any remaining funds, they will be sent to you either by direct deposit or check.


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