Financial Aid – Summer Term (East Falls Only)
The summer term is not included in the financial aid award year—it is a separate academic period. You may be eligible for financial aid for the summer term if you meet the following criteria:
- Enroll at least half-time as a degree-seeking student (defined by your academic program) in an East Falls campus program or affiliated program. Students who are studying at another approved institution are required to have the Jefferson Consortium Agreement (PDF) completed by an official at that institution in order to be considered for financial aid at Jefferson.
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid eligibility.
- File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate financial aid award year.
- Complete the Summer Financial Aid Application (PDF) by June 15, after you have registered for your summer courses.
Below are some information on the types of financial aid that may be available for the summer term. Check with your financial aid counselor if you have additional questions.
- Pell Grant (undergraduate students only)—federal, need-based grant aid. Students must be a Pell grant recipient enrolled full time for the fall and spring terms, and be enrolled at least half-time during the summer term to be eligible.
- Pennsylvania State Grant (undergraduate Pennsylvania residents only)—for information on how to apply, visit PHEAA.
- Summer Term Federal Work-Study—part-time, need-based employment opportunities (primarily on campus). Complete the Student Employment Application on BannerWeb under the Financial Aid tab.
- Part-Time Summer Employment—part-time, on-campus employment opportunities. Complete the Student Employment Application on BannerWeb under the Financial Aid tab.
- Federal Direct Loan—you must be enrolled at least half time (undergraduate students: at least 6 credits; graduate students: consult with your academic program). If you have not previously borrowed through the Federal Direct Loan program, you must also complete a Master Promissory Note and entrance counseling.
- Federal Direct PLUS Loan (for parents of dependent undergraduate students or graduate students)—you must be enrolled at least half-time (undergraduate students: at least 6 credits; graduate students: consult with your academic program). For information on how to apply, visit studentaid.gov.