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Summer Financial Assistance Options

Students interested in summer financial assistance should contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance so staff can assess eligibility for additional loan funding, the Federal Pell Grant or any tuition waivers.

Our office is located in room 301 of Lucas Administrative Center. We can be reached at 859-572-5143 or via email at

Summer financial assistance, except Federal Work-Study, requires summer enrollment.

Points to remember

  • Summer financial assistance eligibility is based on the 2021-2022 FAFSA, and utilization of financial assistance during the academic year.

  • Students must be enrolled at least half-time to receive Federal Direct Loans for summer.

  • If eligible for the Federal Pell Grant during the summer term, the amount could vary depending on a student's hours enrolled.

  • If seeking an alternative loan, students should reference their specific lender regarding enrollment requirements.

  • Students beginning in Summer 2022 will need to complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA before June 30, 2022 to receive summer financial assistance.

Summer financial assistance is unique to each student's circumstance.  In some cases, students who sat out a semester, went part-time or began mid-year may be able to utilize their unused financial assistance.

The awarding process for summer semester generally occurs in mid-April. Summer is treated as one term even though there are various start dates and registration periods.