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 2017/2018 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.
For the Summer of 2018 and for the 2018-2019 School Year: The Parent PLUS loan eligibility is no longer automatically being listed in your financial aid package, but it may still be an option for you. If you are a dependent student and your financial aid award package does not cover your anticipated educational expenses, your parent may request to borrow money, up to your cost of attendance, from the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program.
In order to do this, your parent must complete a credit-based application via studentloans.gov to establish eligibility for funding. Your parent should visit the Parent Borrowers section of studentloans.gov and sign in with their FSA ID to begin the application process. Your parent will need to include Appalachian State’s code of 002906 on the application. Please note your parent borrower must also complete an MPN before PLUS loan funding can disburse.
To determine how much to borrow, visit our Cost of Attendance page for guidance. This gives you the cost of attendance budget as well links to actual tuition & fees charges, and room & board charges. You can deduct any other aid the student will receive from the cost of attendance budget.
**UPDATE: The summer sessions financial aid application is no longer active on AppalNet. It has been removed now that priority registration is complete. Once that ended we began reviewing registrations that possibly meet financial aid eligibility requirements.
We will continue to monitor registrations until summer class registration ends on May 30th. After that date we can no longer accept late summer registrations for financial aid consideration, except for a few special circumstances.
If you anticipate registering for more summer hours than what you currently have please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, from your appstate email account, to send us updates.
For additional information and reminders aobut summer sessions please go here: https://financialaid.appstate.edu/apply/summer-sessions-appalachian