Important Summer Information Bulletin

Students may request to be processed financial aid for SUMMER 2014 beginning February 3, 2014 by following the steps outlined below.

  • Log on to MyFAU
  • Click on the "Money Matters!" tab
  • Click on the "Request SUMMER 2014 Financial Aid" link
  • Click on the "Financial Aid Status" tile box
  • If prompted for Aid Year, select "Award Year 2013-2014
  • Under the " Apply For Summer Aid " message,  click on the "Resources/Additional Information" link

Apply early because funds will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Financial Aid from the State (i.e. Bright Futures, FSAG) is NOT available during Summer terms.

SUMMER AWARDING WILL BEGIN EARLY-APRIL (Note: continuing students must be registered for Summer 2014 prior to being awarded)

THERE ARE ONLY 5 QUESTIONS THAT MUST BE ANSWERED TO REQUEST SUMMER FINANCIAL AID

  1. Do you want to be awarded financial aid for Summer 2014? By answering "yes", you are confirming that you have read the "Important Summer Information Bulletin" located on the Money Matters tab of MyFAU, and are aware that Summer applications for continuing FAU students will not be processed until the student is registered for Summer 2014 courses at FAU.

    In order to be considered for federal and campus based aid for Summer 2014, FAU must have a completed  2013-2014 FAFSA application on file for you. Other criteria may apply. Please note Bright Futures Scholarships are not available for the summer terms.

  2. Will you be enrolled at least half time at FAU for the entire Summer 2014 term? For undergraduate and second baccalaureate students half time is defined as a minimum of 6 credits.  For graduate students half time is defined as a minimum of 3 credits. With the exception of Consortium students, if enrolled LESS THAN HALF TIME you are INELIGIBLE for ALL forms of aid (exceptions may be made for certain Private Loan products and Federal Pell Grant funding, if the student qualifies).
     
  3. In addition to being evaluated for grants, do you want your Summer Application to be reviewed for Federal Direct Loan eligibility? Please be aware that answering "yes" to this question will NOT negatively impact your eligibility for grants. Should you decline to be reviewed for Federal Direct Loan eligibility, and no other funding is available, you will be notified by email that no Summer 2014 funding was awarded.
     
  4. Will you be enrolled at another institution for the Summer 2014 term? If "yes", please review the policies regarding Transient Student enrollment on the FAU Financial Aid website under "Special Programs" as specific criteria may apply. URL: http://www.fau.edu/finaid/special_programs/transient.php.
     
  5. Are you aware of the following?

    (i.) Disbursement of Federal TitleIV financial aid (i.e. Pell Grant, Direct Loans) will be based on eligible credits where the Mandatory Course Entry survey has been completed, so it is important you monitor your FAU email account and promptly complete the surveys when they are sent. If your Summer 2014 enrollment is contingent upon Summer Term 3 credit hours, funds may not be disbursed until AFTER the drop/add deadline of Summer Term 3, even if you are also registered in Summer Terms 1 and/or Term 2. This is because the Mandatory Course Entry surveys for Summer Term 3 courses will not be available until the Summer Term 3 starts.

    (ii.) You are required to maintain eligibility for the TitleIV funding by displaying documented academic activity in the course. Examples of valid forms of documented activity include faculty attendance rosters, graded assignments, quizzes, or exams. You may be required to repay any aid disbursed for a course for which FAU has no record of documented academic activity, even if the Mandatory Course Entry Survey was completed.

    (iii.) Students who are viewed as withdrawn from the Summer 2014 semester may be required to repay some or all of their previously disbursed aid. Students withdrawing for ALL their Summer Term 1 AND Summer Term 2 courses will be viewed as withdrawn from the semester, even if they are registered for Summer Term 3, unless they provide the Office of Student Financial Aid a completed "Confirmation of Summer 3 Attendance" form within 10 calendar days of their withdrawal. This form can be downloaded form http://www.fau.edu/finaid/forms.php

  (iv.) Students enrolled exclusively in ONLY ONE for the 2 "mini-terms" (Either Term 2 or Term 3) may have their aid reduced to  reflect their shorter enrollment period.

 

In addition to answering the 5 questions, students requesting to be processed for financial aid for the SUMMER 2014 terms must meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant MUST provide FAU and electronic transmission of their 2013-2014 FAFSA.
  • The applicant MUST have NO unsatisfied student financial aid document requirements.
  • The applicant MUST satisfy all general aid eligibility requirements.
  • The applicant MUST be registered for the Summer 2014 semester (new students may be exempt).

 

YOUR REQUEST FOR SUMMER 2014 FINANCIAL AID WILL NOT BE PROCESSED IF THE CRITERIA ABOVE IS NOT MET.   

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE 2013-2014 ACADEMIC CALENDAR, WHICH DETAILS THE START AND END DATES FOR EACH SUMMER SESSION (TERM 1, TERM 2 AND TERM 3).

THIS INFORMATION IS PERTINENT TO THE DISCUSSIONS BELOW

Click on the links below for more details:

Short Term Advance
FAU Enrollment Eligibility
Registering for Courses
Tuition & Fee Postponement
Disbursements
Concurrent Enrollment
Consortium Students

Summer STA Information  

Short Term Advance Important Note: 
The Summer 2014 Short Term Advance application will be available on April 25, 2014.  The first disbursement will be approximately 3 BUSINESS days before the first day of classes. You must be attending half time to be eligible for the Short Term Advance (see REGISTRATION section for definition of half time enrollment).                   

If half-time enrollment is contingent upon SUMMER term 3 credit hours, the Short Term Advance will NOT disburse until  AFTER the drop/add deadline of SUMMER term 3 .

FAU Bookstore Line of Credit Program: Students who meet the eligibility criteria to participate in the Summer 2014 FAU Bookstore Line of Credit Program will be notified of their eligibility for this program via their FAU email approximately one week prior to the start of the Summer 2014 term for which they qualify (students who do not qualify until Summer Term 3 will be notified of their eligibility one week prior to the start of Summer Term 3). Further details regarding this program are available HERE.
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Many funds are limited in availability and will be awarded based on the date the student has satisfied the requirements above.  Financial Aid from the State is NOT available during SUMMER terms (i.e.  Bright Futures, FSAG).  You are also responsible for adhering to all of the conditions listed below.
  
FAU Enrollment Eligibility  To be considered eligible for most forms of financial aid, you must attend at least half-time at FAU. See the REGISTRATION section below for definition of half-time enrollment.  If you are not enrolled at least half-time at FAU, you will be viewed as INELIGIBLE for ALL financial aid
funding with the exception of Federal Pell Grant funding (if you qualify) and certain private/alternative loan products. Consortium students (students taking ZERO credits at FAU but planning to receive aid from FAU while attending at another institution) should refer to the Consortium Student section below.    
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Registering for Courses 

Summer 2014 Registration begins March 17, 2014Financial Aid eligibility will be based on your enrollment in ALL Summer Terms as of May 16, 2014. This means your registration for ALL Summer sessions (including Summer Term 3) MUST be completed by May 16, 2014 (exceptions made for students attending Summer Term 3 who have NO Summer Term 1 or Summer Term 2 registration activity).

Disbursement of Federal Title IV financial aid (i.e. Pell Grant, Direct Loans) will be based on eligible credits where the Mandatory Course Entry Survey has been completed. In cases where Summer 2014 enrollment is contingent upon Summer Term 3 credits, Summer 2014 funds may not be disbursed until AFTER the drop/add deadline of Summer Term 3, even if you are also registered in Summer Terms 1 and/or Term 2. This is because the Mandatory Course Entry surveys for Summer Term 3 courses will not be available until the Summer 3 term starts.  

To be considered for most forms of financial aid, you must be attending at least half time. See the table below to identify your enrollment status based on your classification and credit load:  

Enrollment Level

Undergraduate Students

(including second   bachelor)

Graduate Students

(Masters or Doctoral Level)

FULL TIME

12 or more credits

6 or more credits

THREE QUARTER TIME

9-11 credits

4-5 credits

HALF TIME

6-8 credits

3 credits

LESS THAN HALF TIME

Less than 6 credits

Less than 3 credits

You are fee liable for any course you remain enrolled in after the course's drop/add period expires. With this in mind, it is important you formally withdraw form all courses you will not be attending prior to the end of the course's drop/add period. Circumstances such as failure to attend classes, failure to complete disbursement requirements, the cancellation of financial aid, or moving out of the dormitory, will NOT release you from fee liability.

Students who are viewed as withdrawn from the Summer 2014 semester may be required to repay some or all of their previously disbursed aid. Students withdrawing from ALL their Summer Term 1 AND Summer Term 2 courses will be viewed as withdrawn form the semester, even if they are registered for Summer Term 3, unless they provide the Office of Student Financial Aid a completed "Confirmation of Summer 3 Attendance" form within 10 calendar days of their withdrawal. This form can be downloaded HERE.
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Tuition & Fee Postponement 

Your Summer 2014 payment deadline will be automatically extended if, prior to May 17, 2014 you (1) have accepted financial aid awards for the Summer 2014 semester (excluding Federal Work-Study) and (2) are meeting the general eligibility criteria for the funds you have accepted (see the Terms and Conditions of Awards for details).

Details on fee payment deadlines are posted in the FAU Controller's Office Fee Payment Information Bulletin found HERE. Students who do not qualify for extension of their payment deadline may be assessed a late payment fee, and potentially other penalties, if they do not make payment arrangements with the FAU Controller's Office within the published deadlines on the Fee Payment Information Bulletin.   
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Disbursements 

As previously stated, in cases where Summer 2014 enrollment is contingent upon Summer Term 3 credits, Summer 2014 funds may not be disbursed until AFTER the drop/add deadline of Summer Term 3, even if you are also registered in Summer Terms 1 and/or Terms 2.

 Disbursement of Federal Title IV financial aid (i.e. Pell Grant, Direct Loans) will be based on eligible credits where the Mandatory Course Entry Survey has been completed. You may be required to repay any aid disbursed for a course for which FAU has no record of documented academic activity (such as faculty attendance roster, or graded coursework/exams), even if the Mandatory Course Entry Survey was completed.

  • BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIPS : Bright Futures Scholarships are NOT available for the Summer terms.  You must complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA if you are interested in applying for other types of aid for Summer 2014.

  • PELL GRANT RECIPIENTS : Students are eligible to receive a maximum of 2 full time Federal Pell Grant disbursements in the 2013-2014 year. If you have received Federal Pell Grant funding in both Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 for 12 or more credits of undergraduate enrollment each semester, it is likely you have exhausted your annual eligibility and will be ineligible to receive Federal Pell Grant funding in Summer 2014. If your registration includes any Term 3 courses, your Pell Grant will NOT disburse until after the drop/add deadline of Term 3. In some cases, your Summer 2014 Federal Pell Grant may be prorated if you are enrolled not full time. Students who have received Federal Pell Grant funding for 11 or more semesters of full time enrollment (or its equivalent) will have limited remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility in compliance with the U.S. Department Of Education Pell Lifetime Eligibility Limits explained HERE.

  • FAU GRANTS & LOANS : Institutional Grants (FAU Undergraduate Grant & FAU Graduate Grant), SEOG, and Perkins Loans will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis to students meeting the program eligibility requirements. Students must be enrolled at least half-time AT FAU to be eligible for these programs (see the REGISTRATION section above for definition of enrollment levels). Disbursement amounts will be based on FAU CREDITS ONLY . If half-time enrollment is contingent upon Summer Term 3 credits, grant funds will not be disbursed until AFTER the drop/add deadline of Summer Term 3, even if you are also registered in Summer Term 1 and/or Term 2.

  • DIRECT LOAN RECIPIENTS : Requests for Federal Direct Loans for Summer 2014 will be processed in compliance with the student’s financial need and remaining annual/aggregate borrowing eligibility. Students may view the annual and aggregate Direct Loan borrowing limits established by the U.S. Department Of Education HERE. Direct Loan disbursement for students enrolled exclusively in Summer Term 3 will not occur until AFTER the drop/add deadline of Summer Term 3 has expired.

Students must be enrolled at least half-time AT FAU to be eligible for these programs (see the  REGISTRATION section above for definition of enrollment levels). 

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR FEDERAL DIRECT AND FEDERAL PLUS LOAN RECIPIENTS:
If you do not maintain half-time enrollment and attendance status for the entire SUMMER 2014 term, you may be required to immediately repay any disbursed loan proceeds for the SUMMER 2014 terms. This includes:

    1. Any amount of disbursed loan proceeds which were applied as payment for tuition for your Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2 and Summer Term 3 classes and…
    2. Any residual refunds you received from loan proceeds after tuition was paid.
  •   PLUS & PRIVATE/ALTERNATIVE LOANS : If you or your parents are interested in receiving a Parent PLUS, Graduate PLUS or a Private/Alternative Loan, please refer to the FAU Financial Aid website at http://www.fau.edu/finaid/loans

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Concurrent Eligibility  Students who are planning to take courses at another institution in addition to taking courses at FAU must submit concurrent enrollment paperwork in order to have their financial aid eligibility based on their combined enrollment at both institutions.
To be considered eligible for most forms of financial aid, concurrently enrolled students must attend at least half-time at FAU. Concurrent enrollment will NOT be considered when calculating financial aid eligbility for FAU grants and/or scholarships.  See the REGISTRATION section above for definition of half-time enrollment. If a concurrently enrolled student is not attending at least half-time at FAU, they will be viewed as INELIGIBLE for ALL financial aid funding with the exception of Federal Pell Grant funding (if they qualify) and certain private/alternative loan products. Concurrently enrolled students should print, review, complete and submit the Transient Terms & Conditions Form.

Submission of ALL Transient Student Enrollment Paperwork for SUMMER is to be dated & submitted to the FAU Office of Student Financial Aid AFTER the last session drop/add deadline of the host school (see dates below) :

  • Broward College:  06/30/2014
  • Indian River State College: 06/26/2014
  • Miami Dade College:  06/25/2014
  • Palm Beach State College: 06/24/2014

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Consortium Eligibility  Consortium students are defined as students taking ZERO credits at FAU for ALL SUMMER 2014 terms but planning to receive aid from FAU while attending another institution. For consortium 
students to be considered eligible for most forms of financial aid, the student must attend at least half-time at their Host Institution.  See REGISTRATION section above for definition of half-time enrollment. Consortium enrollment will NOT be considered when calculating financial aid eligbility for FAU grants and/or scholarships. A consortium student who is not attending at least half-time at their host institution will be viewed as INELIGIBLE for ALL financial aid funding with the exception of Federal Pell Grant funding (if they qualify) and certain private/alternative loan products. Consortium Students should print, review, complete and submit the Transient Terms & Conditions Form .  
   
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