While the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) covers fall through the following summer, summer aid requires special processing. Since the summer is the same length as a regular semester, it has the same enrollment requirements. Half-time for undergraduate students is at least 6 semester hours and student loans require at least half-time enrollment. Some students receiving the Federal Pell Grant during the summer semester may be required to be enrolled in at least half-time or more.
If you have not exhausted your annual grant and loan eligibility by the end of the regular academic year (fall/spring), you may be eligible for summer financial aid.
EARN Indiana, launched in summer 2013, revamped the existing state work-study program. For more information about the EARN Indiana Program visit http://www.in.gov/sfa/2340.htm.
It is recommended that students meet with their financial aid counselors to determine summer eligibility for financial assistance well before summer registration in April.