The following form is not an application for consideration for aid. This application is a request to move aid already offered and accepted for the 2023-2024 academic year to the summer semester. With the possible exception of certain tuition-specific funding sources like vocational rehabilitation, requesting summer aid does not increase the amount of a student's financial aid offer for the year. Students who opt to receive aid in the summer can expect to receive less funding in the spring term, as most funds used in the summer semester will be moved from the spring.
The following financial aid funds are eligible funding sources for summer.
Federal and State grants are offered based upon the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
If you have not completed the FAFSA for the 2023-2024 school year, you will not be granted
access to the application. All appropriate eligibility requirements must be met, including satisfactory academic
progress requirements for federal aid.
Federal Pell Grant -
Per federal regulation, a Pell Grant eligible student who enrolls in the summer will receive a portion of their grant aid in the summer. In addition, regulations now limit a student's Pell grant eligibility to the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters.
Please note that Federal Pell Grant disbursement regulations do not allow a 2023-2024 Pell Grant award to be disbursed to a student's account until July 1. However, the University Bursar will take an estimated Pell amount into account when processing a billing statement.
Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) -
An Ohio College Opportunity Grant must be offered on the student's account for the fall/spring semesters prior to requesting the use of OCOG funds in the summer. Eligible students may receive 10 total semesters of OCOG. Electing to receive OCOG in the summer will reduce a student's lifetime eligibility by one unit. Funding for the summer may not be available from the Ohio Board of Regents until the end of the summer term. Estimated State Grants use proposed amounts that have not yet been approved by the state.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) -
The FSEOG Grant must be offered on the student's account for the fall/spring semesters prior to requesting the use of FSEOG Grant funds in the summer. Enrollment of at least half-time is a requirement. Electing to use spring semester's FSEOG funding in the summer will result in no available funding during the spring.  FSEOG funds cannot be disbursed to a student's account until July 1.
Scholarships for Excellence -
A YSU Scholarship for Excellence must be offered on the student's account for the fall/spring semesters prior to requesting the use of scholarship funds in the summer. Full-time enrollment is a requirement. Electing to use spring semester's scholarship funding in the summer will result in no available funding during the spring.
Federal Student Stafford Loans -
To move Stafford loan funds to the summer, fall/spring loans must have been accepted for the 2023-2024 academic year. Eligibility in the summer is limited to the accepted fall/spring loan funds and amounts requested in the summer will reduce fall/spring loans by said amount. Students are limited to 50% of their yearly eligibility in any given term. Additional loan requests and or changes to existing loans must be done in person at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Federal Parent PLUS Loans -
Parents who wish to receive PLUS loan funds in the summer must follow the PLUS application steps which begin by requesting the loan through the Department of Education's PLUS web site. PLUS loans cannot be requested by completion of the summer aid application.
Pennsylvania State Grant -
To receive a summer Pennsylvania State Grant a student must apply directly through the state system. The deadline to apply for a summer Pennsylvania State Grant is August 15. Using a summer Pennsylvania State Grant will reduce a student's maximum terms of eligibility by one. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships cannot move a fall or spring offer to summer.
Pennsylvania State Grant Application
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