Summer Aid Application

The following form is not an application for consideration for aid. This application is a request to move aid already awarded and accepted for the 2017-2018 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 award 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.


Summer Aid Awards

The following financial aid awards are eligible funding sources for summer. Federal and State grants are awarded based upon the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have not completed the FAFSA for the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 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 awarded to 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 Perkins Loans -
A Federal Perkins Loan must be awarded to the student's account for the fall/spring semesters prior to requesting the use of Perkins Loan funds in the summer. Enrollment of at least half-time is a requirement. Electing to use spring semester's Perkins funding in the summer will result in no available funding during the spring. Perkins loan funds cannot be disbursed to a student's account until July 1.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) -
The FSEOG Grant must be awarded to 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 awarded to 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 2017-2018 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.

PHEAA Grant -
To receive a summer PHEAA grant a student must apply directly through PHEAA. The deadline to apply for summer PHEAA is August 15. Using a summer PHEAA 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 award to summer.
PHEAA Summer Application

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