Federal grants and student loans are available for eligible students who enroll in 6 credit hours or more this summer and have remaining federal aid that was not used in the prior Fall and Spring terms. Students must have a valid current FAFSA on file (school code: 041795). If you received financial aid for the fall/spring semesters before summer, you would not need to complete a new FAFSA to received summer aid.
Starting Mid-April, financial aid and institutional aid will be added to your student portal to either accept, reduce, or decline the offered amount. Students will continue to be awarded within 3 business days of registering for 6 credit hours or more.
The Federal Pell Grant is available to undergraduate students who qualify. To be eligible for a summer Pell Grant, you must:
Students eligible for the Federal Pell Grant can receive up to 150% of their scheduled Federal Pell Grant each year. If you enrolled full-time (12+ hours) and received your full-time Federal Pell Grant for fall and spring, you must enroll at least part-time (6 hours) for the summer term to be offered summer Pell Grant funds. Students must have lifetime Pell Grant eligibility remaining in order to qualify for these additional funds.
Federal Direct Loans are another form of financial assistance available to undergraduate and graduate students as well as the parents of dependent undergraduate students. Each type of loan has its own unique fees, interest rates, and repayment terms. NAU will determine the maximum amount you are eligible to receive without exceeding your Cost of Attendance (COA), but it is important that you borrow wisely and only the amount you truly need.
Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans may be available to students who have not already borrowed their annual maximums for the year. There is a yearly limit as to how much a student may borrow, so if the student borrowed the full limit in fall and spring, there may not be eligibility to receive additional loans in summer. Find out more about the annual Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loan limits. If a dependent student has met the maximum amount they may borrow for the year, their parents may borrow the Federal Direct PLUS Loan for summer school.
Limited amounts of institutional aid may be available to eligible undergraduate students who demonstrate a financial need and register for 6 credit hours or more in the summer semester. Award amounts may vary and are based on the student’s residency, enrollment, FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status. No additional application is required, and eligible students will be automatically awarded within 3 business days of registering for 6 credit hours or more.