At Penn State, the academic year begins with the fall semester and ends with the summer session(s)—Therefore, to be considered for summer student aid, you need to submit the current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The current academic year FAFSA must be received at the Federal Processor by June 30. You must also meet certain eligibility requirements.
Keep in mind that your eligibility for summer student aid may be limited if you have used your eligibility during the fall and spring semesters. Many students and families utilize the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan or private alternative educational loans to pay for summer courses.
Applying for Summer Aid
Prior to applying for summer financial aid, first, confirm that you meet Federal and Penn State Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements.
Summer Aid Checklists
Choose the appropriate checklist for step-by-step instructions on how to apply for summer aid.