Summer financial aid includes May and summer terms. The financial aid year ends with summer term, so available financial aid money may be limited.
To be eligible for summer financial aid, you must:
- Be admitted to a degree granting program effective summer term at the U of M
- Be in good academic standing, according to financial aid satisfactory academic progress criteria
- Meet all deadlines
- Be registered for May or summer term (your aid will be based on your actual enrollment)
- Not have loans in excess of loan limits
- Not be in default on any loan under Title IV programs at any institution
- Not owe a refund on a grant
Summer financial aid is not available if you are not admitted, non-degree, registering for summer only, or are a visiting student.
Steps to get summer financial aid
- If you haven't already, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year.
- Register for classes in May session and/or summer term(s) combined.
- You may be eligible for a federal Pell Grant if you enroll in only 1 credit.
- You may be eligible for a Minnesota State Grant if you enroll in least 3 credits.
- You may be eligible for Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized and Parent Plus loans if you enroll in at least 6 credits.
- Once you've completed the FAFSA and registered for class(es), you will automatically be considered for all available May/summer funding. In mid-May, you'll receive an email with information and instructions on next steps.
See the financial aid timeline or financial aid steps for more information.
Summer cost of attendance
Each year, the University establishes standard student budgets that use cost of attendance estimates for offering May/summer financial aid funds. Figures vary according to your residency status and degree program. Your May/summer term COA is determined (and May/summer financial aid is offered) after you have registered for that term.
Available types of funding
If you have remaining financial aid eligibility, you'll be considered for the Minnesota State Grant, the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, and the Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) loans. See types of loans for more information.