UT Tyler

Financial Aid

Financial Aid for Summer Term (May-August)

Important Information for Summer 2017 Financial Aid

Beginning with summer 2017, there will no longer be a separate summer financial aid application posted online!  In previous years students wishing to receive financial aid for the summer terms had to submit a separate summer aid application through our website. To be considered for aid during the summer 2017 term, students must have a valid 2016-17 FAFSA on file and be enrolled in at least six total credit hours for the summer term. The Office of Financial Aid will review your account for eligibility and offer applicable awards as we move closer to the summer term.

Financial aid eligibility for the 2017 summer term is determined by the 2016-2017 FAFSA results. If you have not already done so, complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or submit corrections to add UT Tyler’s school code (011163) on the school recipient list.

Because the summer term is considered part of the 2016-2017 academic year (trailer) for financial aid awarding purposes, student eligibility and funding resources may be limited. The Summer Financial Aid Request will be available in April for students who are interested in receiving award information by the beginning of their first session of attendance. In order to receive a more accurate award offer, students are asked to complete registration for each session by May 1. Most funding sources require at least half-time enrollment (six credit hours) during the entire summer term. Award adjustments must be made if enrollment status changes or attendance is not confirmed prior to the census date.

Eligibility for Grants

  1. Pell Grant awards for the summer term will be based on any remaining eligibility for the current academic year.
  2. Supplemental grant resources are limited and award offers will be based on FAFSA results that have lowest expected family contribution (EFC) and greatest financial need. Supplemental grant awards require a minimum of six hours total enrollment.
  3. Only DEGREE SEEKING UT TYLER STUDENTS are eligible to receive summer funding. A regular student is one who is seeking a degree from UT Tyler. FAFSA results for transient and non-degree seeking students will not be processed for award offers.

Eligibility for Student Loans

  1. Summer loan eligibility is based on unmet need and yearly maximums.

Yearly Maximums for Direct Stafford Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)

 

Undergraduate students

Graduate students

Dependent

Independent

Freshman

$5,500 (up to $3,500 in Subsidized loan)

$9,500 (up to $3,500 in Subsidized loan)

$20,500 Unsubsidized ONLY for each year

Sophomore

$6,500 (up to $4,500 in Subsidized loan)

$10,500 (up to $4,500 in Subsidized loan)

Junior and Senior

$7,500 (up to $5,500 in Subsidized loan)

$12,500 (up to $5,500 in Subsidized loan)

Note: Yearly maximum minus fall and/or spring disbursement equals summer loan award eligibility.

2. Students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours at UT Tyler to be eligible loan disbursements.

3. If you are accepting a Parent PLUS Loan and your parent has not completed the online request from studentloans.gov upon acceptance of the PLUS Loan from your myUTTyler account in the fall 2016 or spring 2017 term, your parent must log on to studentloans.gov to complete the Direct PLUS Loan Request. Parents completing an electronic Direct PLUS Loan Request must use their own Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and not their child's FSA ID. If your parent is approved for the Parent PLUS Loan, they must also complete the Direct PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) before the funds can be released to pay towards your tuition and fee balance.

Continued Eligibility

Students should review the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy for a full explanation of the quantitative and qualitative measures evaluated each year.

Enrollment Changes and Award Adjustments

All grant award amounts will be adjusted or cancelled based on enrollment requirements of half-time (six to eight hours), or less than half-time. Awards that require at least half-time enrollment will be cancelled after the financial aid census date if requirements are not met. If your enrollment changes after financial aid funds have disbursed to your account, you must send an email to the Enrollment Services Center with your updated enrollment for the summer term.

Adjustments and refunds will be confirmed based on actual enrollment on the financial aid census date for the appropriate session(s).

If aid program eligibility requires half-time enrollment, funds will not be disbursed until the sixth (6th) hour is met. Summer disbursements and refunds are different than regular terms. Most grants and all loans require enrollment of at least six (6) credit hours. Student loan awards (and most grants) will be disbursed in the session of enrollment when the student reaches at least six (6) credit hours.  The primary exemption to this is the Pell Grant which will disburse when you begin your final course for the summer term. Please review the enrollment examples listed below as an explanation.

Disbursement Examples

 

Short Summer

Long Summer

Summer I

Summer II

Disbursement Date

Credit Hours

3

3

0

0

5/22/17 

Credit Hours

3

0

3

0

6/5/17 

Credit Hours

3

0

0

3

7/10/17 

Credit Hours

0

6

0

0

5/22/17 

Credit Hours

0

3

3

0

6/5/17 

Credit Hours

0

3

0

3

 7/10/17

Credit Hours

0

0

6

0

6/5/17 

Credit Hours

0

0

3

3

 7/10/17

Credit Hours

0

0

0

6

7/10/17 

 

Withdrawals and Return of Title IV Funds

(Summer Sessions)

Students attending during a term that includes classes with flexible start and end dates (programs offered in sessions during the summer) must remain enrolled for each payment period. If the student ceases enrollment during one session, a Return of Title IV calculation will be performed unless the student was enrolled in a previous session within the same term OR if the student is enrolled in a future session within the same term that begins less than 45 calendar days after enrollment ceased in the previous course.

Additional Information

Students concurrently enrolled at other colleges for the summer term must submit the Financial Aid Concurrent Enrollment Form and have an approved Transient Form on file with the Office of the Registrar in order to be considered for a Federal Pell Grant adjustment based on hours taken at the other institution.

Students participating in a summer study abroad program with another university (not travel study) must have an approved Study Abroad Pre-approval Form on file with the registrar's office. Also, verification of admissions acceptance, registration, and program/trip costs or consortium agreement must be on file with the Office of Financial Aid.

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