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Summer Financial Aid Overview – Undergraduate Students

At Cabrini University the academic year begins with the fall semester, followed by the spring semester and ends with the summer semester. The summer is considered a trailer for standard undergraduate programs.

Summer 2019 financial aid eligibility is determined using the 2018-19 FAFSA. If students have utilized any of their eligibility during the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters, their eligibility for summer 2019 financial aid may be limited.

Undergraduates enrolled in summer may be eligible to receive funding from one or more of the following programs: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loan, Pennsylvania State Grant. Summer eligibility will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Office after the student has completed the 2018-19 Summer Financial Aid Application. Early applications are highly encouraged for accurate and timely processing of summer financial aid. Students will be reviewed for all forms of available aid once the Financial Aid Office has received the 2018-19 Summer Financial Aid Application.

Summer Financial Aid - Types and Eligibility

            Federal Aid Programs

            Federal Pell Grant

  1. If you enrolled full-time and received the full-time Pell Grant amount for fall 2018 and spring 2019, your eligibility for summer Pell Grant funding is limited to “Year-Round” Pell Grant requirements.
    1. Eligibility for the “Year-Round” Pell Grant is limited to students enrolled for at least 6 credits during summer.
    2. An example of how Year-Round Pell works:

                                               i.     A student with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 is eligible for $5,920 in Pell Grant for the year, or $2,960 for the fall semester and $2,960 for the spring semester.

Under the Year-Round Pell Grant program, this student could receive an additional $2,960 for the summer semester if they enrolled full-time (12+ credits).

If the student enrolls half-time (6 credits) for the summer semester, the student would receive a $1,480 Pell Grant for summer or one-half of a full award.

  1. If you enrolled part-time fall 2018 or spring 2019, there is no minimum credit requirement to receive a summer Pell Grant.
    1. You can use the remainder of your annual Pell Grant amount during summer with no minimum credit requirement.
    2. Award amounts are determined by the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number and enrollment status:
      1. Less than half-time: 0.5-5.5 Credits
      2. Half-Time: 6-8.5 Credits
      3. Three-Quarter Time: 9-11.5 Credits
      4. Full-Time: 12+ Credits
      5. Any disbursement of Federal Pell Grant funds in summer will count toward a student’s maximum lifetime eligibility.

Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans)

  1. Eligibility for Federal Direct Loan funding is limited to students enrolled at least half-time (6 credits).
  2. You may be eligible for a summer disbursement of Federal Direct Loan funding if you have not already received the maximum annual amount of Federal Direct Loan eligibility during the previous fall and spring semesters.
    1. Note: Most students who borrow Federal Direct Loan funding will have utilized their full loan eligibility during the previous fall and spring semesters.


Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA)

  1. Eligibility for Pennsylvania State Grant funding is limited to students who are enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) with attendance scheduled for both summer sessions (Summer I and Summer II).
    1. Note: Pennsylvania residency and financial need eligibility requirements also apply.
    2. To apply for the grant, complete the Summer PA State Grant application available on the PHEAA website (www.pheaa.org) by August 15, 2019. Summer PHEAA grants will be credited to eligible student accounts at the end of July.
      1. Note: Pennsylvania state grant funding is made available to eligible students for a total of 8 full-time semesters during their academic career. Receipt of the summer state grant will count as half an award toward your total lifetime maximum of 8 full-time state grant awards. Receiving a summer state grant award may limit eligibility in future semesters. We recommend you discuss with your financial aid counselor. 

Summer Financial Aid Application

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