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SUMMER 2014

Summer financial aid is available for continuing students only.

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What types of financial aid are available to continuing students for summer?

Summer Session Grant - No application required
Federal Pell Grant - No application required
Federal Stafford Loan - Application required (click for application)

How do I apply for summer grants?

How do I apply for a summer loan?

What are the enrollment requirements to receive summer aid?

What is the deadline to apply for summer aid?

How will you determine my summer awards?

How will I be notified about my summer awards?

How do I pay my registration fees?

How and when will my funds be disbursed?

What happens if I withdraw from a summer class?

What is "Satisfactory Academic Progress"?

 

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What types of financial aid are available to continuing students for summer?

Summer Session Grant

A limited amount of Summer Session Grant (SSG) funding is available to assist you in paying your summer fees. To qualify:

  1. You must have a 2013/2014 FAFSA on file.
  2. Your 2013/2014 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be $0.
  3. You must be a California resident.
  4. You must not be receiving funds from another source to pay your fees (e.g., Cal Vet fee waiver, scholarships specifically designated for fee payment).
  5. You must be enrolled as a junior, senior, teaching credential candidate or graduate student. (SSG is not available for freshmen, sophomores, second bachelor's degrees or unclassified post-baccalaureate students.)
  6. You must enroll in a minimum of 3 units for summer. However, funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so priority may be given to those enrolled in 6 units or more.

Summer Session Grant (SSG) is funded by Extended Education to assist students with educational expenses. We anticipate that the SSG maximum amount for junior, senior, teaching credential, and graduate students will match the cost of undergraduate tuition fees (excluding campus fees) for up to 6 units of enrollment. Final summer registration fees will be posted when available on the Student Financial Services website under Fee Information.

Due to limited funds, not all students who meet the above criteria for SSG will receive it. You will be responsible for paying any remaining balance of tuition and/or campus fees, regardless of an SSG award. back to top

Federal Pell Grant

If you are an undergraduate who received your first Federal Pell Grant in fall 2013 and/or spring 2014, but did not receive a full-time payment for one or both terms, you may have remaining 2013/2014 Pell Grant available for summer. When you enroll in summer courses, we will automatically check to see if you have remaining Pell Grant available to assist with your summer expenses. If so, we will award your remaining Pell Grant and disburse the funds to you before the end of the last summer session.

If you are a teaching credential candidate who received Federal Pell Grant in fall 2013 and/or spring 2014, but did not receive a full-time payment for one or both terms, you may have remaining 2013/2014 Pell Grant available for summer. When you enroll in summer courses, we will automatically check to see if you have remaining Pell Grant available to assist with your summer expenses. If so, we will automatically award your remaining Pell Grant and disburse the funds to you before the end of the last summer session. In addition, you must be enrolled in at least 6 units of teaching credential courses. Prerequisite or 'waiver' courses are not included in calculating your enrolled units for purposes of the Federal Pell Grant program.

Remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility cannot be determined prior to summer 2014 enrollment. In light of this, you will be responsible for fee payment should you decide to enroll in summer courses. back to top

Federal Stafford Loan

If you did not borrow the annual federal loan limit for your grade level in 2013/2014, you may have Federal Stafford Loan eligibility available to be used for summer. Financial Aid Counselors are available to assist you in determining your loan eligibility.

In some cases, we may recommend you apply for additional fall 2013/spring 2014 loan instead of a summer loan. Please note: the deadline for applying for an academic year loan is April 28, 2014. This will occur if you have unmet need for fall/spring. The advantages to taking additional academic year loan over a summer loan are:

  • You have the flexibility to receive the additional academic year loan funds now which would allow you to pay for summer registration fees at the time of registration. This would increase the likelihood of you being able to register for the summer classes you need.
  • Your eligibility to receive the loan funds will be based on your spring 2014 enrollment status being at least half-time (the equivalent of 6 units). Therefore, the 6 unit enrollment requirement for summer will not apply, offering you greater flexibility to take fewer than 6 units in the summer term and still receive assistance.

If you do not qualify for additional academic year loan, you may qualify for a summer loan. However, a loan processed for summer will be processed only after we verify that you have enrolled in a minimum of 6 units for summer. Disbursement will occur approximately 10 business days after we forward your loan request to the Department of Education, but not earlier than the first day of your first summer class. For more information, see “How do I apply for a summer loan?” back to top

 

How do I apply for summer grants?

If you are interested in receiving a Summer Session Grant (SSG) for summer 2014, no application is required. The Office of Financial Aid will notify SSG eligible students via campus email and will award funds on a first-come, first-served basis as funding permits. Due to limited funds, not all students who meet the criteria for SSG will receive it. SSG eligible students that are notified of their potential eligibility via campus email will have met the following criteria:

  1. You must have a valid 2013/2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file at Cal State Fullerton and your financial aid file must be complete.
  2. Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is equal to zero for 2013/2014.
  3. Your Satisfactory Academic Progress status must be acceptable.
  4. You are a junior, senior, teaching credential, or graduate student.
  5. Enroll in at least 3 units for summer. For course offerings, refer to the Summer 2014 Class Schedule.

As mentioned above, if you are eligible for SSG you will receive an email notifying you of your potential eligibility and a “Financial Aid - Good News!” hold to delay the payment of your summer tuition fees will be posted to your Student Center. This hold will delay the payment of your tuition fees until your financial aid is disbursed. If you are given a “Financial Aid – Good News!” hold, you will have until April 15, 2014, to enroll. If you have not registered by this date, your “Financial Aid – Good News!” hold will likely be removed and you will no longer be eligible for the SSG. Upon your enrollment in at least 3 units, you will be evaluated for an actual SSG award on a first-come, first-served basis. If for any reason, your financial aid has not disbursed by the fourth week of school or is not sufficient to cover the full cost of your tuition fees, you will ultimately be responsible for paying your tuition fees.  

For information on Federal Pell Grant eligibility for summer, see Federal Pell Grant. back to top

 

How do I apply for a summer loan?

If you are interested in applying for a student loan for summer 2014, you will need to submit a Summer Loan Request to the Office of Financial Aid, which will determine if you have any remaining eligibility for summer 2014. You must be using Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher for the form to print properly. Then, follow these steps:

  1. Complete and sign the application. Do not forget to enter your campus-wide ID with no dashes or spaces in the box provided on the top of the form.
  2. Submit your application to our office in person or by mail.
  3. Summer Loan Requests will be accepted beginning February 27, 2014.

    IMPORTANT: As a courtesy to loan-eligible students who submit their Summer Loan Requests between February 27, 2014 – April 28, 2014, a “Financial Aid - Good News!” hold to delay the payment of your summer tuition fees will be posted to your Student Center. This hold will delay the payment of your tuition fees until your financial aid is disbursed. If for any reason, your financial aid has not disbursed by the fourth week of school or is not sufficient to cover the full cost of your tuition fees, you will ultimately be responsible for paying your tuition fees. Any Summer Loan Requests received after April 28, 2014, will not be eligible for the “Financial Aid – Good News!” hold. These students will be required to pay for their summer tuition fees at the time of registration. If it is determined that you are eligible to receive summer loan funds and you have already paid your summer tuition fees, a credit will be issued to your account after the summer loan has been processed.

Deadline for requesting a summer loan is July 11, 2014

To be considered for a summer loan:

  1. You must have a valid 2013/2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file at Cal State Fullerton and your financial aid file must be complete.
  2. Your Satisfactory Academic Progress status must be acceptable.
  3. Enroll in a minimum of 6 units for summer. For course offerings, refer to the Summer 2014 Class Schedule. back to top

 

What are the enrollment requirements to receive summer aid?

The summer enrollment requirements vary by financial aid program and sometimes by degree objective as follows:

  • To receive a Summer Session Grant (SSG), you must enroll in at least 3 units
  • To receive a loan, you must enroll in at least 6 units.
    • Graduate Master's Degree students must be enrolled in the equivalent of 6 units of courses numbered 400 or higher (lower division courses do not earn unit credit and, therefore, do not meet the enrollment requirement).
  • For undergraduates who did not receive the full Pell payment for fall and spring, the enrollment requirement is based on your Expected Family Contribution number (EFC).
    • Teaching credential students: To receive a Federal Pell Grant, you must be classified as a 'PBC' (post-baccalaureate credential) student by the CSUF Office of Admissions. In addition, you must be enrolled in at least 6 units of teaching credential courses. Prerequisite or 'waiver' courses are not included in calculating your enrolled units for purposes of the Federal Pell Grant program. back to top

 

Is there a deadline to apply for summer aid?

Summer Session Grant (SSG) – Although you do not need to apply for SSG because you will be notified via campus email if you are eligible, you must register in at least 3 units of summer coursework. Due to limited funds, priority will be given to eligible students who register on or before April 15, 2014.

Pell Grant – There is no deadline; we will automatically award you by the end of the summer if you have unused fall and/or spring eligibility and enroll in summer courses.

Stafford Loan – Summer Loan Requests will be accepted beginning February 27, 2014. As a courtesy to loan-eligible students who submit their Summer Loan Requests between February 27, 2014 – April 28, 2014, a “Financial Aid - Good News!” hold to delay the payment of your summer tuition fees will be posted to your Student Center. This hold will delay the payment of your tuition fees until your financial aid is disbursed. If for any reason, your financial aid has not disbursed by the fourth week of school or is not sufficient to cover the full cost of your tuition fees, you will ultimately be responsible for paying your tuition fees. Any Summer Loan Requests received after April 28, 2014, will not be eligible for the “Financial Aid – Good News!” hold. These students will be required to pay for their summer tuition fees at the time of registration. If it is determined that you are eligible to receive summer loan funds and you have already paid your summer tuition fees, a credit will be issued to your account after the summer loan has been processed. The deadline for requesting a summer loan is July 11, 2014. back to top

 

How will you determine my summer awards?

  1. The Office of Financial Aid will notify Summer Session Grant (SSG) eligible students via campus email and will award funds on a first-come, first-served basis as funding permits. Due to limited funds, not all students who meet the criteria for SSG will receive it. Students who receive the email must register by April 15, 2014, to be considered. For more information for specific SSG criteria, see “How do I apply for summer grants?”.
  2. We will automatically award you a summer Pell Grant if you have remaining eligibility and disburse the funds to you before the end of the last summer session.
  3. We will consider you for a summer loan only if you submit a Summer Loan Request and enroll in 6 units. back to top

 

How will I be notified of my summer aid awards?

Once we have determined your summer eligibility, we will send you an email notification if you are eligible for a Summer Session Grant (SSG) instructing you on the steps you need to take to be considered for an SSG award. If you are Pell eligible, you will receive an award revision email by the end of the summer directing you to your Student Center to view the amounts. We will consider you for a summer loan only if you submit a Summer Loan Request and enroll in 6 units.

Be sure to review the Terms and Conditions for information on maintaining your summer aid eligibility.  back to top

 

How will I pay my registration fees?

You are responsible for paying your summer registration fees. If your financial aid funds are not disbursed for any reason, you will be billed for payment and a hold may be placed on your fall 2014 registration until your summer fees are paid.

When you register for summer classes, you will be advised of your account balance, if any, and the date by which you must pay your balance.

If summer financial aid has been established for you and your award fully covers your fees,

  • You will not need to make a payment and will not be dropped from your classes.
  • Your fees will be paid automatically when your financial aid is disbursed beginning on the first week of the first summer session, provided you meet all of the requirements to receive a payment.
  • If you have any remaining Pell grant eligibility, you will be notified and disbursed the funds by the end of the last summer session.

If your summer financial aid award is not sufficient to pay your full fees, you are responsible for paying the remaining balance.

  • A hold may be placed on your fall 2014 registration until your balance is paid.

If your financial aid eligibility has not yet been determined at the time you register, you are responsible for paying your registration fees by the due date specified on your account.

  • Failure to pay your fees by the specified due date may result in your disenrollment and/or a hold may be placed on your fall 2014 registration. back to top

 

How and when will my financial aid be disbursed?

Disbursement for summer 2014 will begin the first week of summer session classes and continue weekly throughout the summer. In most cases, summer aid will be paid at the beginning of your first summer course. If you have any funds remaining after your summer registration fees have been paid by your financial aid, then a balance check or direct deposit will be issued to you. back to top

 

What happens if I withdraw from a class?

Before you drop a summer class, read the refund and withdrawal policies in the Summer 2014 Class Schedule.

Partial Withdrawal: If you receive financial aid for summer 2014 and you drop one or more classes but not all classes before the end of the session, you may be billed and required to repay part or all of the funds you received.

Full Withdrawal: If you receive financial aid for summer 2014 and you withdraw from all courses before the 60% point of the session(s) you are enrolled in, we will calculate the portion of financial aid you "earned" based on the number of days you attended. You may be billed for any unearned financial aid you received. back to top

 

What is "Satisfactory Academic Progress"?

To maintain eligibility for financial aid, you must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress (SAP). This means you must complete the courses in which you enroll. Additionally, you must earn a passing grade (A, B, C, D, CR) in each course and meet the GPA requirement. SAP is monitored at the end of the spring 2014 semester.

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