Summer 2014 Financial Aid

The Summer Session starts with May Term and includes all sessions through August. The amount and type of financial aid available to you will depend on what financial aid you have already received during the previous fall and spring semesters, as well as what your enrollment plans are for the summer. Complete a Request for Summer 2014 Financial Aid form if you plan to attend summer courses and need information about financial aid.

Important Notice: ANY changes to your summer enrollment can result in changes to your financial aid eligibility and you could be required to return financial aid funds to EMCC’s Business Office. Federal regulations require us to review ALL changes in enrollment. Even if you have already completed a course or courses in the summer, the Financial Aid Office may still be required to adjust and/or retract financial aid funds from your student account. We strongly recommend that you speak with a financial aid advisor in the Enrollment Center, if your summer enrollment plans change after your summer aid has been awarded.

Summer Financial Aid Programs

Federal Pell Grants (undergraduates only)
If you were eligible for a Federal Pell Grant and you were not enrolled full-time during the previous fall 2013 and/or spring 2014 semesters, you may be eligible for a Pell Grant for summer. Some students may be eligible even if enrolled less than half-time.

Federal Direct Loan
A common source of financial aid for students who require assistance while attending Summer Session is a Federal Direct Loan. To be eligible you must be enrolled at least half-time (6 or more credits). We can only recognize the actual number of weeks you are enrolled.

EMCC Summer Work Program
Although Federal Work-Study funds will not be available for summer of 2014, EMCC has institutional funds which will be used to employ a limited number of students this summer.

Applying for EMCC’S Summer Work Program: Submit a 2014 Summer Work Application to the Enrollment Center by April 22, 2014. Students awarded funding for the summer will be notified by May 5th.

Other Financial Aid

If you received a scholarship, waiver or benefit (such as Veterans benefits) during the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters, check with that source of assistance to see if could receive it for Summer Session. If so, you must notify the financial aid office. You may also explore alternatives such as Federal Direct PLUS Loan, Federal Additional Unsubsidized Stafford Loans (for independent or dependent students whose parents were denied a PLUS Loan) or private alternative student education loans.

Satisfactory Academic Progress and Summer Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office measures Satisfactory Academic Progress after each semester. If you are not meeting EMCC’s Satisfactory Academic Progress standards, you will lose your financial aid eligibility. If you are enrolled in summer classes and receiving financial aid, your summer financial aid will be cancelled if you are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Download our Summer 2014 Financial Aid Checklist [pdf] today to help you prepare for Summer employment and determine your financial aid eligibility!