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Summer Financial Aid

What you need to know to get summer financial aid

Not every school treats the summer semester the same way

At Emporia State University, we treat the summer term as a "header" to a financial aid year. What this means is that when you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we look at your financial aid eligibility for the current year's summer and fall terms, and the following year's spring term (e.g. 2020-2021 FAFSA determines eligibility for summer and fall of 2020, and spring of 2021). Not all schools treat their summer terms like this, so it is important to know if the institution you plan to attend treats their summer term as either a header or a trailer so you know which FAFSA to complete.

Students must be enrolled for the summer term before aid is awarded to them and must also be enrolled at least half-time for most aid programs. See what half-time is considered for your classification.