Important Dates

  • March 21, 2022 – Summer Semester Registration Opens
  • May 1, 2022 - Priority Deadline for Summer Financial Aid
  • June 30, 2022 - Final Deadline for Summer Financial Aid
  • July 8, 2022 - Summer Census Date

How to Apply

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

  1. Register for summer courses. (You must register for summer 2022 courses before your eligibility will be evaluated)
  2. Notify us that you are interested in summer aid eligibility by logging into my.uah.edu and following these steps:
    1. Click on "Financial Aid Self Service" under the "Financial Aid Heading"
    2. In the upper right-hand corner, ensure that the 2021-2022 Award Year is selected.  If it is not, select the 2021-2022 award year from the drop-down menu
    3. On the home page, click on "View Questions" displayed in red under "Responses Required"
    4. Enter the number of hours you are enrolled in for the Summer 2022 semester
    5. Click the "Submit" button
  3. For Federal Loans and/or Federal Pell Grant, complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. If you have already completed a 2021-2022 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.
NOTE: If you change your summer enrollment, you must immediately re-report your hours using step 2 above.  Any change in enrollment could affect aid eligibility.

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.  Please review the summer census date information below.

Summer Census Date

Important information concerning summer census date

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must register for summer 2022 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 must complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. If you have already completed a 2021-2022 FAFSA, you do not need to complete a new one.
  • Eligible students may be awarded up to 150 percent of the student's scheduled award during a single award year. 
  • If you received a Pell Grant as a full-time student fall and spring, you can still receive a Pell Grant for the 2022 summer semester if you are enrolled at least half-time (6) in credit hours that are a part of your Course Program of Study (CPoS).  
  • If you received a less than full-time Pell Grant award in the fall and spring due to part-time enrollment, you may be entitled to a pro-rated summer Pell Grant award, even if enrolled less than half-time.
  • By following the procedures noted above under “How to Apply”, you will be automatically awarded any summer Pell Grant funds for which you are eligible.

Loans

  • Students must complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. If you have already completed a 2021-2022 FAFSA, you do not need to complete a new one.
  • You must be enrolled at least half-time (6 UAH hours for undergraduate students / 3 UAH hours for graduate students) to be eligible for a federal student loan.
  • The Office of Financial Aid will evaluate eligibility for federal student loans.
  • Federal loans received in previous semesters for the 2021-2022 academic year will affect Summer 2022 federal loan eligibility.
  • Students who have already received the maximum loan amount(s) for the 2021-2022 academic year will not be eligible for federal 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 federal loan funds.