Summer Financial Aid

Summer Financial Aid is available to eligible admitted Southeastern students enrolled in the summer semester. 

Eligibility for Summer Financial Aid

Types of Summer Financial Aid

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized Summer Loans are offered based on the student's remaining academic year loan eligibility.
  • Parent PLUS and Graduate PLUS Loans
  • Summer Smart

Summer Pell Grant

  • Pell grant eligible students may receive summer Pell provided lifetime Pell grant eligibility remains. 
  • Pell grant eligible students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell award in the summer.
  • The maximum time frame that students may receive a Federal Pell grant is the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters. One full-time semester of Pell equals 50%.
  • Remaining eligibility level for Pell can be viewed online at the National Student Loan Data System for Students (NSLDS) using your FSA ID. View your Lifetime Eligibility Units (LEU) on the Financial Aid Review page.
  • Upon registering classes, students are awarded eligible Pell grant funds for the summer. 
  • You may choose to decline your Pell grant for the summer semester. To do so, submit the Declining Federal Pell Grant form prior to disbursement.

Dropping, Canceling, or Failing Summer Classes

  • Dropping a course may cause an adjustment to a student's financial aid package. Awards are based on total summer credits enrolled and the duration of summer instruction. 
  • Canceling a course may result in a student being billed for a portion or all of their summer financial aid. If a student drops below 6 credit hours, their aid may be canceled. 
  • Failing summer courses due to non-attendance may result in a student being billed for a portion or all of their summer financial aid.