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Summer

Summer financial aid is available to eligible admitted Morehead State University students enrolled in summer session. The summer financial aid application is available on the forms page. Please note that we may not begin processing these forms until May 1, 2020.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Submit a 2019-2020 FAFSA application by June 1, 2020.
  • Enroll in summer courses (6 hours minimum for direct loan consideration)
  • Be an admitted Morehead State University student and meet any of these criteria:    
    • An Undergraduate or Graduate student making Satisfactory Academic Progress*; OR
    • A newly admitted Undergraduate or Graduate student for the summer; OR
    • A returning Undergraduate or Graduate student who has been re-admitted and has maintained Satisfactory Academic Progress; OR
    • A graduating senior who is completing degree requirements during summer session**.
Students must be enrolled in at least six credits to receive direct loans.


SAP Appeals

SAP Appeals are considered for summer financial aid eligibility. For more information about appealing your USAP, please visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress page.
NOTE: Students that have completed all of their degree and major requirements prior to summer are NOT eligible.

What is the Process?

For continuing students, you will need to complete the summer financial aid application. Once awarding begins, your application will be processed and you will receive a notification regarding your summer financial aid awards. Please allow up to one week for your summer aid application to be processed. You can view and accept/decline your summer awards on your self-service account once awarding begins.  Please note that we may not begin processing these forms until May 1, 2020.

For newly admitted students, you must have a complete 2019-20 FAFSA on file and be enrolled Summer session. Once awarding     begins, you can view and accept/decline your summer awards. Please allow up to one week for your summer aid application to be processed. Please note that we may not begin processing these forms until May 1, 2020.

Received Summer Aid, but are Dropping, Cancelling, or Failing* a Course?


Dropping a course may result in your financial aid awards being revised. Awards are based on total summer session(s) enrolled. Therefore, dropping a course may cause an adjustment to your summer financial aid package.
    
Cancelling a course may result in you being billed for a portion or all of your summer financial aid. If you drop/cancel below 6 credits, your aid may be canceled. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits to receive direct loans.

*Failing or not passing summer courses due to non-attendance may result in you being billed for a portion or all of your summer financial aid.

NOTE: Your financial aid package is revised any time there is a change in your enrollment status during Summer Session. If you make changes to your schedule for summer, please make sure to submit the Summer Change of Hours form.

Types of Aid

Grants

  • Summer Pell Grant: Pell Grants are available to students during the summer. Award amounts are based on the Expected Family Contribution from your 2019-20 FAFSA and the number of credits in which you enroll.
Note: Students who utilized their Pell awards for Fall and Spring must be enrolled in six hours to receive Pell for the summer session.
  • SEOG Grant: SEOG Grants are available to students during the summer. Award amounts are based on the Expected Family Contribution from your 2019-20 FAFSA and the number of credits in which you enroll. There is limited funding for this award and will be considered first to the students with the most need.

Loans

  • Federal Direct Loans: If you did not accept the maximum amount of Federal Direct Loans (please include link to annual direct loan amounts- https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/loans/subsidized-unsubsidized#how-much) in the 2019-20 academic year and you are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for summer, you may be offered Federal Direct Loans for summer. Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan amounts are based on the remaining loan eligibility you have leftover from the academic year. If you request loans on your summer aid application and if eligible, they will be included in your summer award package.
  • Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan: If your parents had a PLUS loan during the academic year, and want to borrow a PLUS loan during the summer, a new application is required. A new application can be printed here (include link to our summer parent plus loan application).
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: For Graduate students, you may apply for a graduate PLUS loan here (include link to summer graduate plus loan application). The loan can then be accepted on your self-service account, just like in the academic year.  
  • Private (Alternative) Student Loan: Undergraduate and Graduate students may apply online. Private (alternative) student loans are subject to a credit check and may require a co-signer. Some alternative loan options are available for students enrolled less than six hours (depending on the lender).

Work-Study

Currently there are no summer work-study positions available.


Outside Award/Resource

In some cases, student have an outside scholarship award or a company covering a portion or all of their tuition.

How will an outside award/resource(s) impact my summer financial aid package?

If you already have a summer financial aid package and subsequently receive an outside award/resource(s) during the summer, your summer financial aid offer will be adjusted for that award, and is dependent upon the conditions of the award. Generally, your need-based loans are reduced first to "make room" for that award. If the amount of outside aid exceeds the amount of need-based loans in your package, your grants (with exception to PELL) are then reduced.

NOTE: Please report your summer outside award/resource(s) to finaid@moreheadstate.edu.
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