Summer Financial Aid at KU

  • Summer financial aid requires a minimum enrollment of at least 6 credits (both sessions combined) for most aid programs.
  • Complete and submit the Summer Financial Aid Form online.
  • Complete both the current year's FAFSA and the upcoming year's FAFSA.
  • It is possible that if you have used all of your loan eligibility for the year, you will not regain eligibility until the fall semester.
  • A variety of private alternative loans are available for students who have exhausted their Federal and State aid eligibility.
  • If you are seeking aid for summer enrollment at another school, submit a copy of your approved Permission to Study at Another College form (obtained from the Registrar's Office), along with the completed institutional summer aid application to the KU Financial Aid Services Office.

Summer Pell Grant

  • Students enrolled in 3 summer credits will only be eligible for a summer Pell grant if their full eligibility was not used during the previous fall and spring semesters.
  • Students enrolled in 6 or more summer credits will be eligible for a summer Pell grant as part of the year-round Pell award. Using a summer Pell grant will not affect your Pell grant for the following Fall and Spring unless you are reaching your six year full-time limit on Pell eligibility.

Important News about Summer Financial Aid and Financial Aid Progress

    Summer financial aid (federal Stafford loans included) will not be processed until Spring grades can be reviewed to determine if you are making satisfactory financial aid progress. You will need to make the necessary payment arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts when you register to hold your summer schedule. If you are not making financial aid progress, you will not be eligible for summer financial aid and you will have to pay for summer classes on your own.