Summer Aid

The summer semester acts as a separate semester of the 2016-2017 award year. Students may receive financial aid for summer courses if:

  • You are enrolled at least half-time as a degree-seeking student at Philadelphia University (6 credits for undergraduates; 3 credits for graduates);
  • You are maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress;
  • You have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2016-2017 award year;
  • You complete the Summer Aid Application by June 15, 2017
  • Student loans are available.  Summer loans will be factored in toward your aggregate borrowing limit.

 

Applying for Summer Financial Aid

After you have registered for your summer term courses, you will need to complete and submit a Summer Aid Application to the Financial Aid Office.

Click here to download the form: Summer 2017 Institutional Financial Aid Application.

You may need to consider borrowing an Alternative Loan or PLUS Loan if you have exhausted your 2016-2017 financial aid eligibility. Students or parents may apply for alternative or private education loans. PhilaU neither maintains a preferred lender list; nor do we endorse/recommend private lenders. However, our website provides a neutral lender and product comparison chart for these types of loans. See our Lender Contact Information Chart.

Please note that approval for PLUS and Alternative Loans are based on a credit review by the loan lender.

The deadline to apply for summer aid is June 15, 2017.

 

Summer Term FAQ's

How many credits do I need to take to qualify for aid?

Students must be enrolled at least part time (6 credits for undergraduates; 3 credits for graduates) over all summer sessions to be eligible for Federal Aid; however, there are some private loan programs available to students taking fewer than 6 credits. If your registration drops below 6 credits, your summer financial aid will be adjusted. These adjustments may create a balance due on your account.

How do I apply for loans for the summer term?

If you borrowed a Federal Direct Loan during the 2016-2017 academic year and have remaining loan eligibility, then please complete the Summer Aid Application. If you have never borrowed Direct Loans before, you will need to complete the Application and Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov in addition to the Summer Aid Application.

What if I have to change my registration or housing status for the summer?

If you change your registration or housing status after completing and returning the Summer Aid Application, please contact the Financial Aid Office so necessary adjustments can be made to your aid.

Is financial aid available for off-campus living expenses?

Financial aid may be used for off-campus living expenses. Please indicate your summer housing arrangements on the Summer Aid Application. You may, however, not be eligible for the amount you request. If you have requested additional funds for living expenses, those extra funds will be issued by the Bursar's Office after your financial aid has been finalized and credited to your account. You should be prepared to pay your expenses until you receive your refund check from the Bursar's Office.