Financial assistance is available for the summer enrollment program. The Office of Financial Aid can assist you in identifying what cost-relief solutions are available for you. Federal, state and private gift-aid (grants) programs exist for both undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students. Eligibility for financial aid is determined, in part, on your enrollment status, degree program and timely submission of the Summer Application for Financial Aid.
At Bellarmine, summer terms are an extension of the prior academic year. Summer applicants should familiarize themselves with annual Stafford Loan limits. Students who have used their maximum award limits during the fall and spring semesters will not have any remaining eligibility for summer.
Pell Grants are only available to those who did not receive the maximum Pell Grant Award in fall 2013, spring 2014.
To be considered for all types of financial assistance, a completed 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file with the Office of Financial Aid. To be considered for summer Pell Grants, you will also need to complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA. Do not complete the Summer Application for Financial Aid until your FAFSA information is on file with our office. 2013-2014 FAFSA data must be received by the Department of Education by June 30, 2014.
It is important to register for all summer classes you plan to attend at the beginning of summer. If you drop or add a class before the term begins, your financial aid will be adjusted accordingly.