Important Dates

  • March 4, 2019 – Summer School Registration Open.
  • May 1, 2019 - Priority deadline for Summer Financial Aid.
  • June 30, 2019 - 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.
  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 (Choose award year 2018-2019)
    4. Select Resources/Additional Information Tab
    5. Answer Summer 2019 Question
  3. For Federal Loans and/or Federal Pell Grant, complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. If you have already completed a 2018-2019 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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must register for Summer 2019 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 2018-2019 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. If you have already completed a 2018-2019 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 Pell Grant as a full-time student fall and spring, you can still receive Pell Grant for the 2019 summer semester if you are enrolled at least half-time (6) degree-applicable credit hours.  
  • 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 2018-2019 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. If you have already completed a 2018-2019 FAFSA, you do not need to complete a new one.
  • 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 2018-2019 academic year will affect Summer 2019 loan eligibility.
  • Students who have already received the maximum loan amount(s) for the 2018-2019 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.