Summer Term

Summer Term

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    Financial Aid Office
    130 Hyer Hall
    800 West Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190
    Phone: (262) 472-1130
    Fax: (262) 472-5655
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    Summer

    Financial aid for summer is awarded separately from the academic year, and there are many differences between the summer aid process and the academic year process.  If you are planning on attending summer school, please review all of the information on this page. 

    Application

    • Summer financial aid is determined using the FAFSA for the academic year which precedes the summer term.  The FAFSA deadline is June 30.
    • Complete the Summer Application, which will be available the first week in March.  The application must be completed by the deadline on the form.
    • If you are required to submit additional documentation, you will be notified by the Financial Aid Office. 

    Eligibility

    Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards in order to receive aid for summer.  If a student is academically dismissed, the student must be readmitted in order to receive aid for summer.  Students admitted as a qualifier are ineligible for financial aid.  A qualifier is a student admitted to summer school only with no future term enrollment.

    Enrollment

    For most aid programs, students must be enrolled at least half time for summer.  Half time is defined the same in the summer as during the academic year:

    6 credits for undergraduate students

    4.5 credits for graduate students.

    Changing Enrollment

    Dropping classes during the summer may adversely affect your financial aid, especially if you drop below half time status.  The Financial Aid Office will continuously monitor enrollment to determine if a student has withdrawn for summer or if the student is not enrolled in the number of credits for which aid was awarded.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have enrollment questions.

    Aid Available

    Pell Grants

    Pell Grants are only available during the summer if a student has not received the full Pell award during the preceding academic year.

    Work Study

    Students interested in Work Study must indicate this on the Summer Application.  Contact the Financial Aid Office if you need help finding a summer Work Study job.

    Perkins Loan

    Perkins Loans are very limited for the summer and will only be awarded after Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans have been fully awarded.  Perkins Loan is a fiscal year award so the award must disburse within the first four weeks of the summer term or it will be cancelled.  Students are responsible for having the correct enrollment and a signed Master Promissory Note on file.

    Direct Loans

    Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans have an annual loan limit based on year in school.  If a student borrowed the total loan limit during the preceding academic year, there will be no additional Direct Loans for summer.  If the student is changing grade level after spring term, and the new grade level increases the loan limit, the student should contact the Financial Aid Office after spring grades have been processed.

    PLUS Loan

    Parents may borrow PLUS Loan during the summer by submitting a Parent Loan application through studentloans.gov.  Be sure to apply using the correct academic year.  Summer is considered part of the previous award year.  If the parent is denied the loan, the student may be eligible for additional Unsubsidized Loan based on the annual loan limits.

    Private Loans

    Students can apply for a private loan from any lending institution that offers these loans to help pay for summer.  Visit the private loan page for more information on these types of loans.

    Disbursement

    Aid for summer disburses based on the first session the student attends.  For example, if a student attends the first summer session, aid will disburse by the start of that session.  However, if a student is not attending a session until July, the aid will be delayed until that time.  Please be aware of this when budgeting for summer.

    Location

    Financial Aid Office
    130 Hyer Hall
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 West Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190

    Contact Us

    Phone: (262) 472-1130
    Fax: (262) 472-5655
    E-mail us!
    Meet the Staff

    Office Hours

    Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4 PM
    Walk-ins
    Mon, Tues, & Thurs: 1 PM - 4 PM
    Tues, Wed, & Fri: 8 AM - 11:30 AM

    54.81.68.185
    http://www.uww.edu/