Summer Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid will review eligibility for Summer 2024 financial aid. Summer financial aid is available to eligible admitted Southeastern students enrolled in the summer semester. The amount of aid a student can receive in the Summer depends on a student's enrollment status, FAFSA data, and the amount of aid used in the fall/spring semesters. The Summer session is the final term of the financial aid year at Southeastern, therefore, it is possible that you have exhausted all of your federal aid options for students loans and/or grants. Upon completion of the review process, you will be notified via campus webmail of your Summer Aid Offer. 


Eligibility for Summer Financial Aid

  • Register for Summer 2024 classes with at least half-time status. If your enrollment status changes, your summer aid may be adjusted. 
    • Undergraduate - 6 Hours
    • Graduate - 3 Hours
  • Completed 2023-2024 FAFSA on record with Southeastern Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.  
  • Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Summer Pell Grant

  • Pell grant eligible students may receive summer Pell provided lifetime Pell grant eligibility remains. Remaining eligibility level for Pell can be viewed online on the Federal Student Aid website using your FSA ID. View your Federal Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Units (LEU) on the Financial Aid Review page. 
  • 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%. 
  • Students with remaining Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Usage may be eligible for Summer Pell Grant by meeting one of the following criteria:
    • Summer Pell Grant: Students who did not enroll full-time for both fall and spring semesters may have remaining Pell Grant eligibility that can be used in the summer.
    • Year-Round Pell Grant: Students who enrolled full-time in the fall and spring semesters may be eligible to use an additional semester of Pell Grant eligibility in the summer. The amount awarded will be prorated based on your enrollment, and will not exceed 50% of the maximum amount listed on your Student Aid Report (SAR), and will count towards your maximum lifetime limit. To be eligible for Year-Round Pell Grant funds, a student must:
      • Enroll in a degree or certificate program
      • Classify as an Undergraduate student (first Bachelor's degree only)
      • Meet the minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress standards
      • Enroll in at least 6 hours for the summer semester
      • Have a Pell grant Lifetime Eligibility Usage (LEU) of 550% or below in the additional Pell grant scheduled award semester.

Pell Grant recipients will be automatically awarded and accepted based on enrollment.  If you do not want to receive a Pell award for the summer semester, please email our office at  

Federal Direct Loans

  • Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits as an undergraduate; 3 as a graduate) to be eligible to receive Federal Direct Loans.
  • Federal Direct Loans are offered for an entire academic year. If a student has received the maximum amount of their loans in the previous fall and spring semesters, they may not have loan eligibility remaining for the summer term.
  • However, when a student increases from a Freshman to Sophomore or a Sophomore to a Junior at the conclusion of the spring semester, they may be eligible for the new grade level loan limit. In this scenario, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will evaluate the student's loan eligibility after spring grades have posted.

Summer Private Loans

  • Students needing additional financial assistance may consider a private student loan. Private loans allow students to borrow up to their total cost of education less any financial aid they have been awarded.
  • Learn more about private student loans here.

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.