Financial aid is available to assist students taking classes over the summer.
Summer aid eligibility will be evaluated based on actual summer enrollment for 2022. We will begin reviewing enrollment and evaluating eligibility during the early registration period. (There is no separate application for summer aid.) Most financial aid requires a minimum of 6 credit hours of enrollment for eligibility. During the summer, those hours can either be divided into 3 credit hours per session or 6 credit hours in one session.
It is important to note that May 24 is the last day to add classes for ALL summer sessions to be considered for financial aid eligibility. If you have not filed your 2021-2022 FAFSA, there is still time to complete an application at studentaid.gov.
Want to learn more about summer financial aid? We have additional information on eligibility criteria and the types of aid available at https://financialaid.appstate.edu/apply/summer-aid.
Want to talk with a counselor about summer aid? Our office is currently operating remotely and counselors are available to talk with you about your summer plans and options for financial aid! You can email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 828-262-2190, or schedule an appointment. More information on our remote service arrangements here: https://financialaid.appstate.edu/announcements/financial-aid-service-updates
There are two situations in which a student may receive Pell Grant for Summer terms.
When a student does not receive 100% of their eligible Pell Grant funding during the fall and/or spring terms, they may receive the remainder of their eligibility when enrolled during the summer term.
Depending on the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the student may qualify at less than half time enrollment during the summer (less than 6 Credit Hours of enrollment).
Residual eligibility results from not enrolling in a fall or spring term, or when the student is not enrolled full time in a fall and/or spring term.
150% Pell Grant Availability
For the 2021/2022 academic year, the Department of Education authorized awarding of additional Pell Grant funds for summer enrollment. Students who utilize 100% of their Pell Grant eligibility during the fall and spring terms may receive additional Pell funding for summer, up to an additional 50%.
Students MUST enroll, and begin attendance, in at least 6 Credit Hours of coursework during the summer term to qualify.
At Appalachian, the enrollment can be split across the summer sessions, but must equal or exceed 6 Credit Hours.
The Office of Student Financial Aid & University Scholarships is available by phone (828-262-2190), email (email@example.com),and in person Monday-Friday from 8:00a.m-5:00p.m. Students and families also have the ability to make an appointment for a virtual meeting with a financial aid counselor or, for same day needs, to drop-in for our daily virtual walk-in hours.
- Need help with your financial aid? Schedule a virtual appointment.
- Need to meet with a financial aid counselor today? The Office of Student Financial Aid & University Scholarships will be hosting virtual walk-in hours: Monday-Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Join Financial Aid’s Virtual Walk-in Hours, (Virtual room is only staffed during walk-in hours.)
To avoid wait times, appointments are strongly encouraged.
If you are dropping off papers, a secure drop box is available in our lobby.