IMPORTANT: Summer Session II Disbursements

Published June 13, 2016

Please read this full notice if you are attending the 2nd summer session. Summer has some special restrictions and requirements which differ from the fall and spring semesters.

In order for financial aid to disburse to your student account, all financial aid requirements must be satisfied and you must be enrolled at least half-time over the course of the entire summer. Half-time enrollment is defined as 6 credit hours of required coursework for an undergraduate student and 5 credit hours of required coursework for a graduate student.

The first date on which any second summer session financial aid will disburse to your student account is June 22, 2016. Only students with aid disbursed on this date in an amount greater than the institutional charges will be eligible to receive a refund within the subsequent 3-5 business days.

Below are the reasons your financial aid would NOT disburse on June 22:

  1. you have unsatisfied financial aid requirements,
  2. if you are not enrolled in credit hours for second summer session so that your total summer enrollment (for all sessions) is at least half-time, or 
  3. you have any institutional financial aid (such as a departmental or athletic scholarship) Regardless of your enrollment status or whether your financial requirements are met, these types of funds cannot be disbursed to your student account until July 1, so be sure to plan accordingly because you may not receive a refund (if any at all) until July 1 at the earliest.

If your financial aid is not eligible for disbursement on June 22, the next date your financial aid would be eligible to disburse will be July 1, 2016, providing that you meet all requirements.

**There will be no financial aid disbursements between June 23 and June 30, 2016.


Summer Sessions Application is Available

Published February 29, 2016

The 2016 Summer Sessions Financial Aid Application is now available!   If you plan to enroll at least half-time in courses over the summer and wish to apply for financial aid, you must complete this online application. To submit the application, follow these instructions:

1.  Log into your AppalNet account.

2.  Click on the Financial Aid tab.

3.  Click on the Financial Aid Summer Sessions Application at the bottom of the menu.

4.  Thoroughly complete the application and submit it.

5.  Be sure that you have completed the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at  You must have submitted the FAFSA to Appalachian before you can fill out the summer sessions application.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact or visit the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Best wishes for a successful semester and summer at Appalachian!

Understanding Cost of Attendance

Published September 9, 2015

Financial Aid 101: Understanding your Cost of Attendance

Welcome to fall 2015!  The Office of Student Financial Aid is dedicated to helping you make informed financial decisions. 

This Financial Aid 101 topic is the cost of attendance.

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