Two males students working together at a tableThe Office of Financial Aid is responsible for administering financial aid for all terms in the academic year. The amount of aid you can receive during Summer Session is determined by the number of credits you enroll in and your aid eligibility.

Summer aid is typically limited to your remaining eligibility from the previous academic year for Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans and the Federal Pell Grant. Direct PLUS loans and work-study may also be available. To find out how much summer financial aid you are eligible to receive, complete the Summer Financial Aid Application in MyCUInfo beginning in late February.

Students receiving aid are expected to be familiar with all financial aid policies, such as the Adjustments to Financial Aid policy, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy, Students Rights and Responsibilities, and more.

Financial Aid Refunds

Financial aid, with the exception of work-study, will be applied directly to the student’s tuition and fee bill, and any funds exceeding the bill will be refunded to the student’s bank account by direct deposit approximately three days before classes begin.

Depending on what sessions you take, financial aid refunds will be deposited around the following dates: May 10, May 28, July 7 and July 31.

Note: These dates are tentative and subject to change. Visit the Bursar’s website for the most up-to-date information. No refunds processed on June 30.

Student Employment

In addition to financial aid, students have the option of student employment to help finance their education. Visit the Student Employment website to learn more about finding a job, employment procedures, pay ranges, and off-campus employment opportunities.

Other Aid

Certain student groups may have limited financial aid opportunities.

Nondegree students typically are not eligible for financial aid. However, if you are taking preparatory courses for a graduate program, federal loans may be available on a limited basis. For more information, you may speak to a Financial Aid counselor by attending their drop-in hours (M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM) at their offices in the Regent Building or by calling their office at 303-492-5091.

Additionally, nondegree students can apply for the Summer Session Nondegree Scholarship through Continuing Education.

While most federal, state, and institutional grants are limited to undergraduate students, graduate students may apply for some grants and assistantships depending upon their academic department. They can apply for loans and scholarships.

If you are enrolling both Summer Session and courses offered through Continuing Education during the summer, limited financial aid may be available. See the Office of Financial Aid website for more information. 

For more information, visit the Financial Aid page for Summer Session, or contact the Office of Financial Aid by submitting a form or at 303-492-5091.