Summer Financial Aid Application

To apply for 2019 summer financial aid you must:

  • have the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file in the Office of Student Financial Aid
  • complete the summer financial aid application on MyUI
  • be registered for all summer courses prior to submitting the summer application

You must apply for and be awarded summer financial aid before your summer session ends.

Requirements

Credit hour requirements to receive summer Federal Direct Loans vary based on college:

College Minimum Credit Hours
Undergraduate 6
Graduate 3
College of Pharmacy 6
College of Dentistry 2
College of Law 3
College of Medicine 3
School of Management  3

 

Types of Financial Aid Available

Summer financial aid is usually limited to:

  • Federal Pell Grant-- The Federal Pell Grant is automatically awarded to all eligible students, even if they do not submit a summer application.
  • Federal Direct Loans-- If a student has received the annual maximum Federal Direct Stafford Loan amount for the fall, winter, and spring terms, loans will not be awarded for the summer session.
    • Dependent undergraduate students may be offered a Federal Direct PLUS (Parent) Loan. 
    • Graduate and Professional students are eligible for a Federal Direct PLUS (Graduate/Professional) Student Loan
  • Work-Study-- Awards are determined each year based on funding availability

Award Notification

You will receive an email when your award notification is available on MyUI. Be sure to change the session to summer.

University Bill (U-Bill)

Tuition and fees and residence hall room and board will be charged to your U-Bill beginning in May. The U-Bill must be paid by the due date, regardless of delays, reductions or cancellation of financial aid. 

Questions regarding the U-Bill or the impact of not paying the U-Bill should be directed to the University Billing Office in Room 5 Calvin Hall, 319-335-0071, 800-943-4557, or email ubill@uiowa.edu.

Disbursement

Financial aid will be disbursed on the first day of your summer class.

Withdrawing or Dropping Classes After the Summer Semester Has Begun

Students receiving summer financial aid should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid before dropping individual courses or withdrawing. A change in registration can impact a student's financial aid eligibility. See our summer withdrawing or dropping classes web page for important details.