Summer Financial Aid

Important Dates

  • February 29, 2016 – Summer School Registration Open.
  • May 1st, 2016 - Priority deadline for Summer Financial Aid.
  • June 30th, 2016 - Final Deadline for Summer Financial Aid.

How to Apply

The Office of Financial Aid will evaluate your eligibility once you have completed the steps below:

  1. Register for Summer Courses. NOTE: If you change your Summer enrollment, you must notify the Office of Financial Aid immediately. Any change in enrollment could affect aid eligibility.
  2. Notify us that you are interested in summer aid eligibility by logging into my.uah.edu and following these steps:
    1. Go to the Financial Aid tab
    2. Select Award
    3. Select Award for Aid Year
    4. Select Resources/Additional Information Tab
    5. Answer Summer 2016 Question
  3. For Federal Loans and/or Federal Pell Grant, complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. If you have already completed a 2015-2016 FAFSA, you do not need to complete a new one.

Once your eligibility has been evaluated, you will receive an email notification in your UAH email account.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. If you have already completed a 2015-2016 FAFSA, you do not need to complete a new one.
  • You must register for Summer 2016 Courses before your eligibility will be evaluated.
  • You must be fully admitted to a degree seeking program at UAH.
  • You must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • You cannot be in default on a student loan or owe a repayment to a Federal Grant.
  • Receipt of additional financial assistance from any source could affect Federal Aid eligibility. Failure to report other sources of aid may result in required repayment of Federal Aid funds.

Pell

  • Students may only be eligible for Summer Pell Grant funds if they were enrolled less than full time during the Fall and/or Spring semesters and did not use all of their Pell Grant eligibility during the current academic year.
  • Graduate students are not eligible to receive a Pell Grant.

Loans

  • You must be enrolled in at least half-time (6 UAH hours for Undergraduate students / 3 UAH hours for Graduate Students) to be eligible for a student loan.
  • The Office of Financial Aid will evaluate eligibility for student loans.
  • Loans received in previous semesters for the 2015-2016 academic year will affect Summer 2016 loan eligibility.
  • Students who have already received the maximum loan amount(s) for the 2015-2016 academic year will not be eligible for summer loans. If a student has progressed a grade level (i.e. Sophomore to Junior) additional funds may be available and eligibility will be evaluated.
  • Students who have reached the aggregate (lifetime) loan limits for their level are not eligible for additional loan funds.

Summer Disbursement of Funds

  • Pell Grants will be disbursed in the Summer Session where the student begins attendance. (i.e. If the student has 3 hours during the Summer 1 Session and 3 hours for the Summer 2 Session, the Pell Grant will be disbursed to the Student's account during the Summer 1 Session. NOTE: In this example, dropping the Summer 2 Session course before it begins would result in the student owing back Pell Grant money.)
  • Summer loans will be disbursed in the Summer Session where the student begins attendance.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Dropping courses may result in the student owing back money. Any change in enrollment should be reported to Office of Financial Aid.