Thinking about taking classes during summer? Wondering if financial aid is available?
To answer your question: yes, financial aid is available during summer!
For students to receive an award notification for summer, you must first be registered for summer courses. To receive financial aid, you must be enrolled in 6 credit hours or more during any of the terms from May to the first week of August (Maymester, Summer Session 1, Summer Session 2, or the entire Summer).
Financial Aid notifications will begin around April. You will be notified if you are eligible for summer financial aid via email by the Office of Financial Aid.
If you currently receive need-based financial aid during the regular academic year, you are eligible for grant funding based on the amount of hours for which you are registered.
Note: Oxford Students are not eligible for summer grant until graduation from Oxford College.
Don’t forget. Scholarships can help with cost. We have a list external scholarships that you can look into to help with the cost of your summer charges. You can also find scholarships through a google search or through scholarship websites. Just be mindful of scams when searching for scholarships. If it seems too good to be true, it might be fake. If you are a recipient of the Employee Courtesy Scholarship, you are also eligible to receive the Courtesy Scholarship during the summer to assist with the cost of tuition.
If you were awarded the Pell grant, Zell Miller Scholarship, or Hope Scholarship during fall and/or spring semester, you may also be eligible to receive it during the summer semester.
Summer programs abroad will have financial aid offered from the OISP Office. You can also refer to our earlier blog about aid for study abroad programs!
Note: If you are an Emory Scholar, please contact the Emory Scholars Program for additional details if you are eligible to receive funds for Summer.
Other financing options
There are other financing options that are available if your summer financial aid is not enough to cover your charges. You can either look into a private student loan, a Federal Parent Plus loan, or you can request your Federal Direct Student loans from your financial aid advisor, if you have eligibility remaining.
Note: If you decide to borrow a private loan or a Plus loan for the summer, please allow at least four weeks for processing once you have received your summer award notification.