Applying for Aid

Summer Aid

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must have a valid FAFSA
  • For loans students must be enrolled in the minimum required credit hours
    • Undergraduates: 6 credit hours
    • Graduate Students: 4 credit hours
Example

For 2014 Summer financial aid, students must have a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2013-2014 academic year on file prior to June 30, 2014. IU East treats the summer term as a trailer to the academic year. The FAFSA may be completed online at www.fafsa.gov.

Availability of Summer Aid

Students who received Federal Stafford Loans up to their full annual eligibility during the previous academic year semesters are not eligible for Federal Stafford Loans in the summer. Borrower eligibility for Federal Stafford loans will begin again the following academic year. There is limited campus-based aid available in the summer. What is available is typically awarded on a first come first serve basis.

Changes to your eligibility

Any change in enrollment could result in a change to your financial aid eligibility. Decreases in enrolled credit hours, non-attendance in a class, or a total or unofficial withdrawal from summer classes may result in changes to your aid. You may lose eligibility for aid you've already received, including returning funds already received. We may also cancel any pending disbursements, and/or deny the processing of any new loan requests.

Pell Grant eligibility

Grant fund eligibility, including Pell, will be verrified based on enrollment as of May 24th. If your initial registration is prior to or on May 24th, your Federal Pell Grant will be based on your enrollment on May 24th. If your initial registration for the summer term is after May 24th, your Federal Pell Grant will be based on your enrollment at the point we make the initial award calculation.