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 can still use Pell Grant funds, but it will decrease the amount in the following spring semester if still enrolled. 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 under General Information & Forms.
  • NYS TAP Grant 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. 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 early August.
  • If interested in cross-registration with another SUNY campus, students should complete the Credit Pre-Approval form first and confirm with the Financial Aid Office that they are eligible. Students will then be asked to submit the Cross Registration form to allow for usage of financial aid. If students do not wish to use financial aid and are looking to pick up the additional credit to support their degree program, they only need to complete the Credit Pre-Approval form and register with the requested campus as a non-matriculated student.


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