Summer Financial Aid
Some financial aid programs can be used toward the cost of summer study, but doing so may impact your eligibility during the following fall and spring semesters.
- Federal Pell Grant from the prior year may be used if you did not use your entire allotment during the fall and spring terms; you are eligible for the equivalent of two full-time awards. Students using remaining current-year eligibility may be eligible for a bill deferment. If you’re interested in utilizing financial aid during the summer, please complete the Summer Aid application once you are enrolled in summer classes; this can be found at http://sunyacc.edu/financial-aid under Downloadable PDFs.
- TAP may be an option if you enroll in at least 6 credits for the summer term and earned at least 24 credits at SUNY Adirondack in the two terms preceding the summer. TAP may also be used if you enroll in 12 or more credits during the summer semester. You must file the new academic year’s FAFSA and Express TAP Application (ETA) to be eligible for summer TAP.
- Federal Direct Loans may also be used. The amount you receive will expend a portion of your allowable annual maximum loan; therefore, eligibility for fall and spring loans may be significantly reduced. For example, first-year students are eligible to borrow $5,500 so a summer loan of $1,500 will limit your fall and spring eligibility to $2,000 per term. Summer loans are usually processed and disbursed in July.