How to Apply for Summer Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application Procedures

Summer Financial Aid Application

***Federal and State Financial Aid is available for students who will be enrolled at Fredonia during Summer 2024. Due to the Department of Education's delays of processing the 2024-2025 FAFSA, summer financial aid processing will tentatively begin at the end of April.***

Summer Financial Aid Steps

Step #1 Complete the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Step #2 Complete the Summer Financial Aid Application. After you log into StudentForms click on "Manage Requests" and select the 24-25 Summer Aid application form. (Need help with StudentForms?)

Step #3 If you were selected for Federal Verification for the 2024-25 year you must complete the           
verification process prior to applying for summer aid.

Step #4 If your enrollment status changes during the summer session(s) you must contact the Financial Aid Office because this may change your aid eligibility.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for your summer aid application to be processed.

Visit the Summer Sessions website for more information regarding class registration.

Undergraduate Maximum Budget Chart

Credit Hours66912
# of Sessions1222
Maximum Aid Eligibility$5,247$8,000$9,247$10,497

Graduate Maximum Budget Chart

Credit Hours66912
# of Sessions1222
Maximum Aid Eligibility$7,103$9,056$10,831$12,609

Summer Tuition and Fees

Summer Aid Available at Fredonia


  • Due to Year Round Pell legislation, all matriculated students will automatically be considered for a Federal Pell Grant for the summer term as long as a 2024-2025 FAFSA is completed and the student is Pell eligible.  Federal Pell Grant is determined by your Student Aid Index (SAI) and enrolled credit hours. It is not necessary to complete a Summer Financial Aid Application if you are only seeking a Pell Grant for summer.
  • Pell will not be paid and potentially refunded until the middle of July for Summer 1 and/or Summer 2
  • Only used as credit towards your bill if it is an authorized amount.




  • Click here to apply on-line for a Private Loan.
  • Notification of approval or denial will be sent to you by your lender.  It is imperative that you complete and return all necessary documents sent to you by the lender.
  • Used as a credit towards your bill when the loan has been certified by the Financial Aid Office and subsequently  approved/guaranteed by your lender.
  • Students who are taking less than 6 credit hours need to check with their lender of choice before applying for a loan in order to determine if they are eligible for that loan at their less than half time status.
  • Due to federal legislation tied to additional private loan disclosure notices and self-certification requirements, please note that processing time will be considerably lengthened with your lender.  Be sure to apply early.


  • Must first complete TEACH Initial and Subsequent Counseling and the Agreement To Serve (ATS) in order for TEACH to be used as a credit towards your bill.
  • Must meet TEACH eligibility requirements, including academic certification.  
  • Students can only receive a total of $16,000 over the course of their entire undergraduate study and a total of $8,000 total during their entire graduate study.
  • TEACH will not be paid and potentially refunded until the middle of July for Summer 1 and/or Summer 2.
  • The Federal TEACH grant amount awarded to you for summer will be determined based on how many credits you are enrolled in for the summer term(s) and how much of your overall lifetime TEACH eligibility you have already used


  • Must be a New York State resident.
  • Must be enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours during Summer 1 and/or Summer 2 and meet New York State income guidelines and be taking classes at Fredonia in the summer.
  • Must have accrued 24 credit hours in the previous two consecutive semesters at Fredonia.
  • Cannot be used as a credit towards direct Summer charges (tuition/fees).
  • Not paid to you until October 2025 as per New York State TAP regulations.
Scheduled Disbursement Dates
Federal Direct / Federal Direct Plus / Private LoansDisbursement Date
1st Disbursement Date:   
6 or more credit hours in May Term / Summer Session 1
2nd Disbursement Date:  
6 or more credit hours at the end of the drop period for Session 2
TEACH Grant / Pell Grant 
1st Disbursement Date:Mid July 2024

Students taking less than 6 credit hours in May Term / Summer Session 1 may use an approved Private Loan, TEACH, Federal Direct Loan, or Pell as a deferral for the summer bill.  However, Federal Direct Loan borrowers taking less than 6 credit hours in May Term / Summer Session 1 and the remaining credit hours that bring them to 6 or more credit hours for the overall summer term will have their loans disbursed during the 2nd Disbursement Date of 07/03/2024.

** Excelsior Scholarship: Per New York State educational law the Excelsior Scholarship can only be used for the fall and spring academic term. However, credits earned during the summer session(s) can help students meet the overall Excelsior credit hour requirement for the overall award year.


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