Summer Aid

Click here to view the Summer 2014 Disbursement Calendar.

Summer financial aid is available for students who are enrolled for the summer term and have remaining aid that was not utilized during the prior fall and spring semesters. The summer semester is the final term in the 2013-2014 academic year. Therefore, if a student has completed the FAFSA for 2013-2014 aid year, it also includes the following summer. Students enrolling in repeat courses for the summer are encouraged to read the Financial Aid Repeat Course Policy.

Students, who attended UH Main during the fall or spring term, and enrolled for summer courses by April 30, will be assessed for summer aid awarding by our office starting mid May. Students who received aid in the 2013-2014 academic year will only need to register for classes. Students new to the university for the summer term will need to complete a 2013-14 Summer Transfer Monitor form. Awarding of summer financial aid will occur based on your eligibility and enrollment. Notification of summer aid eligibility will be emailed to students at the email address on file, students are encouraged to update contact information in their myUH self-service account. Students who alter their enrollment after being awarded will need to complete a Revision Request form requesting aid adjustment. Dropping below half-time may result in cancellation of all loans and portions of grants. As a courtesy, those summer enrolled students who are not eligible for aid will be sent a notification regarding lack of federal aid eligibility and be provided with information regarding options for alternative or plus loans.                                                                                                                                                            

Two types of awards are available via the FAFSA for the summer, based on remaining eligibility—Pell grants and student loans. Students may also apply for private loans with their lender.

Pell Grants
Students who received full-time Pell grant for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters will not be awarded remaining aid for the summer term. Only students who attended and received Pell for one term or attended and were awarded as part-time, will have Pell eligibility for the summer. If summer enrollment is split between summer sessions that start on different dates, the aid will not disburse until the start of your latest session.

Loans
Students may not receive aid from multiple institutions during the same enrollment period, and doing so will result in cancellation of aid and a balance. Students’ summer loan eligibility is affected by federal loan money awarded at UH or another institution during the aid year. Students who received their annual loan limit the past fall and spring terms will no longer have loan eligibility for the summer term. Students, who alter their enrollment after being awarded, will need to complete a Revision Request form requesting aid adjustment. Dropping below half-time will result in cancellation of all Federal loans.

Annual and aggregate (career) loan limits are as follows:  

Dependent Undergraduates

Annual Limit

Aggregate Limit

Total

Subsidized Maximum

Total

Subsidized Maximum

Freshmen

$5,500

$3,500

$31,000

$23,000

Sophomores

$6,500

$4,500

Juniors and Seniors

$7,500

$5,500









 

Independent Students

Annual Limit

Aggregate Limit

Total

Subsidized Maximum

Total

Subsidized Maximum

Freshmen

$9,500

$3,500

$57,500

$23,000

Sophomores

$10,500

$4,500

Juniors and Seniors

$12,500

$5,500

Graduate and Professional Students

$20,500

$0

$138,500

$65,500




Students are encouraged to finalize their summer enrollment by April 30, 2014. Summer awarding will begin and continue throughout May 2014. Notification of summer aid eligibility will be emailed to students at the email address on file. Students are encouraged to update contact information in their myUH self-service account. Students, who have enrolled for summer courses but do not have summer aid eligibility, will receive a courtesy email regarding summer aid ineligibility for federal loans and Pell grant.

Plus Loans

Students with no federal aid eligibility may apply for the Parent Plus loan (for dependent undergraduate loans), Graduate Plus loans (for graduate students) by initiating the process at www.studentloans.gov. Once a Plus application has been completed online, students must complete the “Other” section of the 2013-14 Revision Request form to indicate that the Plus loan be applied for the summer term. Students who want to pursue an alternative or private loan must initiate the application process with the lender of their choice, and then must complete the “Other” section of the 2013-14 Revision Request form to indicate that the private or alternative loan be applied towards the summer term.  

Summer 2014 Disbursement Calendar:

Pell Grant Disbursement

Hours in Summer Session 1, 2, or 3

Hours in Summer Session 4

Disbursement Date

Refund Generation Date

Enrolled

Not Enrolled

Pell will disburse after June 6

Week of June 16

Enrolled

Enrolled

Pell will disburse after July 15

Week of July 16

Not Enrolled

Enrolled

Pell will disburse after July 15

Week of July 16

Federal Loan Disbursement Schedule for Undergraduates

Hours in Summer Session 1, 2, or 3

Hours in Summer Session 4

Disbursement Date

Refund Generation Date

6 hours or more

0 hour

Week of June 3

Week of June 3

3 hours

3 hours or more

Week of July 10

Week of July 10

0 hours

6 hours or more

Week of July 10

Week of July 10

Federal Loan Disbursement Schedule for Graduate and Professional Students 

Hours in Summer Session 1, 2, or 3

Hours in Summer Session 4

Disbursement Date

Refund Generation Date

5 hours or more

0 hour

Week of June 3

Week of June 3

2-3 hours or more*

2-3 hours or more*

Week of July 10

Week of July 10

0 hours

5 hours or more

Week of July 10

Week of July 10

*Graduate students must be enrolled in a combined 5+ hours for summer in order to receive loans.