While the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applies towards fall through the following summer, summer aid requires special processing. Since the summer is the same length as a regular semester, it has the same enrollment requirements. Half-time for undergraduate students is at least 6 semester hours, and student loans require at least half-time enrollment. Some students receiving the Federal Pell Grant during the summer semester may be required to be enrolled in at least half-time or more.
If you have not exhausted your annual grant and loan eligibility by the end of the regular academic year (fall/spring), you may be eligible for summer financial aid.
Starting with summer 2018 some Pell Grant eligible students may qualify for additional Pell Grant funds for summer. Details coming soon.
EARN Indiana, launched in summer 2013, revamped the existing state work-study program. More information is available on Indiana's Division of Student Financial Aid website.
It is recommended that students meet with their financial aid counselors to determine summer eligibility for financial assistance well before summer registration in April.