Summer Aid

Any aid you receive in the summer will reduce your fall and spring aid.

Before you begin, review the Summer Aid Brochure. Then complete the following steps to receive summer aid.

Step 1 Step 1
Submit the 2017-18 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Step 2 Step 2
If selected, complete required verification forms
Step 3 Step 3
Enroll in Summer classes.
See the financial aid calendar for summer aid deadlines
Step 4 Step 4
  • Grants (Pell, SEOG, OCOG) and Federal Work-Study will be awarded to you automatically if you meet the requirements. If you are eligible for Federal Student Loans, you will be notified via your UA email address. The email notification will advise you to view your financial aid award via MyAkron, and then notify our office of the amount of your Federal Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loan you would like to use for your summer enrollment. Important:
    • Any Federal Loans you use in the summer will directly reduce the amount of those loans available to you in the fall/spring semester(s).
    • You must notify our office of the amount of loan you wish to use in the summer: call our office at 330-972-7032, email us at, or stop into Simmons Hall, Room 202. **The maximum amount you request will be capped by your "Cost of Attendance" (COA). If you have requested more than your COA, we will reduce your request accordingly.
    • Watch My Akron for your summer loan(s) to be allotted and accept the loan(s). You must be enrolled at least half-time in order to be eligible for Federal Loans (6 credits for undergraduate students; 5 credits for graduate students). 

How enrollment status affects summer aid


  • Full-time status for summer is at least 12 credits (undergraduate) or 9 credits (graduate/law) or more total enrollment for all summer sessions.
  • Half-time status for summer is at least 6 credits (undergraduate) or 5 credits (graduate/law)


  • Grant funds are prorated based on enrollment.
  • If you are not enrolled for a course by the 15th day of Summer (June 5), you will not be eligible to receive grant money for summer.
  • Pell Grants used during the summer will reduce the Pell received in the spring semester.
  • If you withdraw from a class before it starts, or receive a failing grade that notes you never attended that class, you may lose all or part of your summer grant aid.
  • If you make changes to your summer schedule before the 15th day of Summer I, the Pell Grant will be reduced unless you enroll in the same number of credit hours.
  • If you are receiving summer grants and you make changes to your summer schedule after the 15th day of Summer I, you can lose eligibility for all or part of your summer grant aid.

Federal Work Study

  • Federal Work Study requires half-time enrollment.

University cancellation of a class section for which you enrolled can affect your summer aid eligibility. Contact our office as soon as possible after you've been notified of the cancellation.

Summer housing

Need a place to stay this summer? Learn about summer housing availability by contacting UA Residence Life and Housing at 330-972-7800 or

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