Summer aid in four steps

  1. File your 2022-23 FAFSA
  2. Enroll in summer classes, starting March 28.
    • To be considered for federal student loans, you must be enrolled at least half-time, which is 6 credits for undergraduate students and 5 credits for graduate and law students.
    • See notes below how enrollment in summer classes may affect eligibility for financial aid in the summer.

  3. Finalize your FAFSA.
    • Check your ToDo list in the Student Center of My Akron. Submit any UA forms or other documents required as soon as possible.

    • Receive summer aid notification by email once our office reviews your enrollment and FAFSA status.
      • Students who are eligible for aid in the summer will receive an email from our office with additional instructions.

    How enrollment status affects summer aid


    • Full-time status for summer is at least 12 credits (undergraduate) or 9 credits (graduate/law) or more total enrollment for all summer sessions.
    • Half-time status for summer is at least 6 credits (undergraduate) or 5 credits (graduate/law)


    • Grant funds are prorated based on enrollment.
    • If you are not enrolled for a course by the 15th day of summer (May 30, 2022), you will not be eligible to receive grant money for summer.
    • If you have at least 450% of Federal Pell Grant eligibility, you will be entitled to receive Pell in the summer, fall, and spring terms. If you have used 500% of your Pell Grant eligibility, any Pell Grant received in the summer term will reduce the Pell Grant amount received in the spring term. Note: students are limited to 600% (12 semesters) of Pell Grant eligibility.
    • If you withdraw from a class before it starts, or receive a failing grade that notes you never attended that class, you may lose all or part of your summer grant aid.
    • If you make changes to your summer schedule before the 15th day of Summer I, the Pell Grant will be reduced unless you enroll in the same number of credit hours.
    • If you are receiving summer grants and you make changes to your summer schedule after the 15th day of Summer I, you can lose eligibility for all or part of your summer grant aid.

    Federal Work Study

    • Federal Work Study requires half-time enrollment.

    Class canceled? Your summer aid eligibility could be affected if the University cancels your class. Contact our office as soon as possible after you've been notified of a cancellation.

    Summer housing

    Need a place to stay this summer? Learn about summer housing availability by contacting UA Residence Life and Housing at 330-972-7800 or

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