Summer Financial Aid
Who is Eligible?
Undergraduate degree students who were previously enrolled at UNH in the spring term prior to the summer term. Students must take at least 6-8 credits over the summer terms and notify the Financial Aid Office of their summer enrollment plans in order to confirm aid eligibility and prompt processing of summer aid.
What type of financial aid is available for the summer session?
The UNH Manchester Financial Aid Office awards Direct Loan and Federal Work Study Funds, and in some cases Pell Grants, to those who are eligible. Students can also borrow an alternative loan and parents may apply for a PLUS loan. The amount of financial aid students are eligible for may vary according to the number of credits taken over the summer.
Do I need to file an application for summer financial aid?
Yes, you must file a 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as the summer semester is considered part of the next academic year. If you are interested in the summer work-study program, your FAFSA needs to be considered 'on-time', meaning the FAFSA needs to be received by the Federal Processor by March 1, 2013.
Are there additional forms required for summer financial aid?
Yes, once you have decided which summer courses you will take, you will need to complete a Summer Course Form in Webcat and have completed all outstanding requirements, included requested tax information, needed to process your 2013-2014 financial aid. This process must be completed prior to registering for your summer courses.
How do I find out how much financial aid I can use for summer classes?
You may call the Financial Aid Office at (603)641-4189 to schedule an appointment with a Financial Aid Counselor so you may know your specific options. In most cases, if you are going to be at least half-time, you can borrow from your Direct Loan eligibility (generally 1/3 of your yearly loan amount). If your tuition is more than the financial aid available to you, you are responsible for paying the difference. PLEASE NOTE: if you choose to use a portion of your Direct Loan in the summer, it will reduce the amount that is available to you for the fall and spring semesters. If you need more than your Direct Loan allows, you can borrow from an alternative loan or PLUS loan.
How do I apply for summer work study?
You must notify the financial aid office of your interest in summer work study.