Financial Aid

Summer Aid

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Whether or not you have any financial aid in the summer varies from student to student.  The federal government will now allow students to receive up to three full-time semesters of the Pell Grant per academic year, unless they have reached their maximum Lifetime Eligibility limit of 12 full time semesters. The first two semesters of full-time Pell Grant awards in an academic year are called your Scheduled Award, and the possible third semester of Pell Grant funding in the same academic year is called your Additional Award.

Some students who did not already receive two semesters of full-time Pell Grant payments in Fall and Spring, would likely have Pell Grant funds available for the Summer term from their original Scheduled Award.  

Other students who did receive two semesters of full-time Pell Grant payments in Fall and Spring, would have their Additional Pell Grant Award for Summer, as long as they are enrolled at least 6 hours.  Exceptions may apply to students with smaller Pell Grant amounts, so please check with the SCC Financial Aid Office.  

Pell Grant awards available for Summer should show up in Self-Service late in the Spring semester, and can only be disbursed for hours that are required for the student's program. Please note that any Additional Pell used will count towards your Lifetime Eligibility limit of 12 full time semesters, and therefore reduce your opportunity to use Pell in the future.

State grants are only available during the Fall and Spring semesters, so no state grant funding will be disbursed during the Summer term.  Student loans may also be an option for Summer if the student has eligibility.  Please contact the SCC Financial Aid Office to discuss your situation.