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Applying for Summer Aid

Summer aid is a separate process from the academic year application process, and requires a separate summer aid application to be completed by the student. Aid for summer sessions is awarded based on unused eligibility from the academic year preceding the summer terms. If you were a full-time student fall and spring semesters, you will not have any remaining Pell Grant eligibility. Your loan eligibility will depend on whether or not you borrowed the annual limit for your grade level during the fall and spring semesters.

To apply for financial aid for summer school:

  1. Be sure you have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the prior Award Year. (example - The 2021-2022 FAFSA would be required for Summer 2022 aid.)
  2. Summer Aid Applications are available on the Financial Aid Office's Forms Page and in the Financial Aid Office. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. Applications received within three weeks of the start of the summer term may not be processed prior to the fee payment deadline. The Payment Plan is not available for summer.

Please note:

  • In order to be considered for Summer School financial aid, you must be a degree-seeking student at Lander University and you must be enrolling for Summer School at Lander University.
  • In order to be eligible for a Federal Direct Student Loan and/or a Federal Parent Loan (PLUS), undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least six (6) hours total during the Summer School sessions. For example, you can enroll in 3 hours Summer Session I and 3 hours Summer Session II and qualify for funding through the Federal Direct Student Loan Programs and/or the Federal Parent (PLUS) Loan program. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least three (3) hours total during Summer School sessions to be eligible for a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan and/or a Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan.
  • For a Schedule of Summer fees, see the Business Office webpage.
  • Lander students cannot receive aid from Lander to attend other institutions during the summer with the exception of approved Study Abroad programs requiring enrolling during the summer and for which the student will receive official grades for a summer term.