Federal Pell grants and Direct student loans are available during the summer 2016 term(s) to students who are eligible. There is a maximum amount a student can receive during one funding year in a Federal Pell grant and in a Direct student loan. We use the 2015-2016 FAFSA to determine your eligibility for the summer 2016 term(s). You may have remaining eligibility from the 2015-2016 funding year and you may use this financial aid during the summer session. Your financial aid is processed for the entire summer session and if you are enrolled in both terms your financial aid is applied to both terms. If you have not completed your 2015-2016 FAFSA, you can still complete it at www.fafsa.gov to be considered for financial aid for the summer session.
If you attended, but were not full-time, during the fall 2015 semester and/or spring 2016 semester and received a Pell grant, you may be eligible for a Pell grant during the summer 2016 session. If you did not attend during either semester or for only one semester, then we can award your Pell grant to the summer session.
If you attended a College other than Union County College during the 2015-2016 funding year, then it is important to let our office know of your attendance so we can verify your eligibility for additional grant assistance during the summer prior to the start of classes.
You must be enrolled in at least 6 credits during the summer session in any combination of summer 1 and summer 2 terms in order for your loan to be credited to your account. This means when you enroll in summer 1 for 3 credits and summer 2 for 3 credits, your loan is credited after you start in your summer 2 course. If you borrowed during the 2015-2016 funding year and did not receive your annual loan limit, then you may have remaining eligibility for the summer session. Additional information on how to obtain a Direct loan can be found on by clicking here. Please complete and submit a Direct Loan Request Form to our office found on insert financial aid forms by clicking here.