Request Summer Financial Aid

Eligibility Requirements

Students intending to utilize financial aid during summer sessions must be meeting the following criteria:

  • Meet all other general financial aid eligibility requirements including Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Enrolled in at least six (6) financial aid eligible, undergraduate credits to receive loans as an undergraduate
  • Enrolled in at least five (5) financial aid eligible, graduate credits to receive loans as a graduate
  • Admitted into a financial aid eligible degree, certificate or occupational endorsement program
  • Valid FAFSA application on file for the correct academic year and no outstanding document requests

How do I Apply?

If you are attending classes during the summer semester, financial aid may be available to you. To apply for federal financial aid for the summer semester you simply need to complete your FAFSA and submit the Summer Revision Request to be evaluated for eligibility for the summer semester. 

  • Summer Loans

    Students who've filed the FAFSA may be eligible to utilize federal loans to help cover the costs of summer sessions. To utilize loans for summer, you must not have exhausted your yearly borrowing limit. In addition to this, you will be required to submit the Summer Revision Request form available on the UAA Financial Aid Forms page.

    Please be aware that your loan could be cancelled if your total enrollment drops to less than half-time for the entire summer, or if it is based on plans to enroll in two (2) summer sessions and you do not complete both sessions.

    *Note: Students who need additional funds to cover costs may consider sources listed on the Additional Payment Options page.

  • Summer Grants

    During the summer semester, you may be eligible for grants such as the Pell Grant or the Federal SEOG Grant. These grants will be AUTOMATICALLY AWARDED to eligible students and there is nothing required of you to receive these funds. 

    NOTE: For private grants and scholarships, please remember to submit the Budget Forecast/Needs Analysis form from your funding organization at least 10-14 business days prior to your deadline to allow for processing.

  • Receiving your APS & UA Scholars

    ALASKA PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP:

    • Summer APS is available to those eligible students who have not yet been paid two full-time disbursements of APS in the current award year and who enroll in at least six (6) credits of undergraduate or five (5) graduate credits for students admitted in a graduate program. 
    • APS awards will be AUTOMATICALLY AWARDED to eligible students and there is nothing required of you to receive these funds.
    • Summer APS is subject to the same continuing eligibility requirements as Fall or Spring.
    • Disbursements would be counted towards the student's total of 8 disbursements.
    • Taking classes in Summer may help you to meet continuing eligibility benchmarks your missed in Fall/Spring. 

     

    UA SCHOLARS PROGRAM: 

    • UA Scholars awards are available to those eligible student who are enrolled in at least twelve (12) undergraduate credits.
    • Awards will be AUTOMATICALLY added to eligible student accounts and there is nothing required of you to receive these funds. 
    • Summer APS is subject to the same continuing eligibility requirements as Fall or Spring.
    • Disbursements would be counted towards the student's total of 8 disbursements.
    • Taking classes in Summer may help you to meet continuing eligibility benchmarks your missed in Fall/Spring. 

    NOTE: If for some reason you do not see an award on UAOnline and you think that this is a mistake, please reach out to our office as soon as possible so we can help.

  • Nursing Students

    As a continuing nursing student, your financial aid award offer MAY be split between the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. This is an OPTION available to your since you attend classes year-round but it is not a requirement. To view the financial aid available for summer semester, simply log in to UA Online and view your Award Offer under the Financial Aid Menu. 

    As an incoming nursing student, or a student returning to the program after an absence of one or more semesters, you may need to submit the Summer Revision Request available on our UAA Financial Aid Forms page before you are considered for eligibility for the summer semester. UAA can split awards in multiple ways, please reach out to us in order to discuss your needs.

Receiving Your Funds

If your funds are already posted to your student account and you have questions about when you can expect your funds via Direct Deposit or check, please contact the Department of Disbursements at (907)786-1440. 

The financial aid process will be unique for each student, and all students will receive their funds at different times. Once the disbursement process has begun, there are many issues that could cause disbursement to be delayed on a student's account. Please allow up to 10-14 business days from the Disbursement Date to receive your funds in your student account.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Which FAFSA should I complete for summer?

    At UAA the summer semester is considered an extension of the academic year that came before it. To be considered for eligibility for the summer sessions, you need to complete the FAFSA for the school year prior, however we strongly encourage you to file BOTH applications.

    Academic Year
    Attending during one of these semesters
    Submit this FAFSA
    FAFSA will use this Tax Year information
    2020-2021 Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021 2020-2021 FAFSA 2018
    2021-2022 Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022 2021-2022 2019
  • When is the last day I can fill out  a FAFSA for the current award year?
    The last day you can fill out the current award year FAFSA is June 30th.
  • What other options are available if I  already borrowed all my Federal Student Loans?

    Alternative Loans:  You have the option of applying for a private, alternative loan if you have exhausted all of your Federal student loans for the year or if you need additional assistance covering costs such as aviation flight fees or study abroad. Alternative loans traditionally have a higher interest rate so you should consider all other possible resources before borrowing. Always borrow wisely and only what you need! Visit our Additional Payment Options site for more information on alternative students loans and other non-traditional payment options.

  • If I add more classes after the add/drop deadline (census date) will I be able to get more money?

    For grants like the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, or the UA Completion Grant, your eligibility is determined based on enrollment as of the "census date" which is the same date as the add/drop deadline for full length (i.e. 10 week) summer classes. Any classes added after that date will not increase grant eligibility.

    Federal student loans require you to be in at least half-time enrollment status (6 credits for undergraduates or 5 credits for graduates). Classes added after the census date count toward your half-time enrollment status. If you start the semester as less than half-time and were not eligible for loans, but add a class after the census date, you will be eligible to receive your federal loan if you're meeting all other eligibility requirements.