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 is available for summer study. To be eligible for the additional Pell Grant funds, students must be otherwise eligible to receive Pell Grant funds for the payment period and must be enrolled at least half-time (6+ credits). Those not enrolled at least half-time could still use Pell Grant funds, but it will decrease the amount in the subsequent spring semester. 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 sunyacc.edu/financial-aid-forms under General Information & Forms.
- 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 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.