Receiving financial aid for summer classes
Financial aid is for the fall and spring semesters. Summer courses are regarded as a "trailing semester," and financial aid eligibility is based on your remaining eligibility from the current academic year. This means that you may not be eligible to receive aid for summer courses if you have used your financial aid during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year.
To be eligible for summer aid, you must meet these requirements:
- Be enrolled or admitted prior to the summer term
- Be a permanent transfer student. If you are a temporary transfer student, you are not eligible for aid unless you are a student at Purdue University and are looking to take classes here for the summer. If this scenario applies to you, contact our Office of Financial Aid.
- Have a FAFSA on file with our school code
Other options for summer aid
If you are eligible for the Pell Grant and did not attend full time during the fall or spring, you may be eligible for summer aid. Please be aware that Pell Grants will not cover the full amount of your summer tuition and fees. Learn more about Pell Grants for the summer.
You may eligible for summer aid if you have received a scholarship for summer funding. You can also receive summer aid if you are eligible for the Child of Certain Veterans or Public Safety Officers Supplemental Grant (CVO) award. To receive this grant, you must have a current FAFSA on file, and if you were selected to complete the verification process, it must be completed before your CVO can be awarded for summer.
If there's a chance you may take summer classes, remember to keep some of your Direct Loan funds available. If you use all of your Direct Loan funds during the fall and spring, you will not have any left for summer courses. Direct Loans also require you to be enrolled in at least six credit hours over the summer enrollment period.