Summer School Financial Aid Requirements
- Finalize your registration for both summer sessions before submitting the summer school application.
- You must have enrolled for all your classes at the time you submit the summer school application. You are allowed to submit only one application.
- Students who had previously submitted a FAFSA are eligible.
Accessing the Online Summer Financial Aid Application
- Click on 49er Express at the top right hand corner
- Login: Username and Password
- In the green/beige box, "Click here for Banner Self-Service"
- Click on the Financial Aid link or the Financial Aid tab
- Click on the Apply for Financial Aid for the Upcoming Summer Session link
Dates & Deadlines:
- The application was available April 1, 2013 via your Banner Self-Service account.
- Students who applied by May 3, 2013:
- Your aid will be awarded by May 15, 2013.
- Students who applied after May 3, 2013:
- Your aid will not be available until after the payment due date shown on your eBill (May 15).
- You are financially responsible for any charges on your student account.
- In order to prevent your classes from being subject to cancellation, you must do one of the following:
- Enroll in a UNC Charlotte payment plan that will pay tuition, fees, and charges in full.
- Pay the difference between tuition, fees and charges and offered/accepted financial aid.
- Pay your bill in full, including all tuition, fees, and charges.
- The final date to submit a summer school application is June 14, 2013.
What Should I Know about Summer Financial Aid?
- The Federal Pell Grant is the only grant aid potentially available for summer school. The summer school application is not required to receive a Pell Grant during the summer. Students who do not complete this application will have their eligibility reviewed after the drop/add period of each summer term. Summer Pell Grant awards will pay after the drop add/period of each summer term.
- The summer application IS required if you are applying for the federal Stafford loans, Graduate PLUS Loans, and Parent PLUS Loans.
- For undergraduate students enrolled in both five-week sessions but taking less than six credit hours during the first five week term, Stafford Loan funds will not be disbursed to your account until the beginning of the second term. You must be enrolled in at least six total credit hours for all summer sessions.
- If you change summer session terms of enrollment or reduce the total number of enrolled hours due to dropping or cancellation of classes, your award will be reduced accordingly or possibly canceled.
- You must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy requirement at the end of each semester. More information is available at the SAP Information page. If you are academically suspended, you are not eligible for summer financial aid.
- If you borrow the maximum Stafford Loan amounts based on your grade level during the 2012-13 academic year, you will not have Stafford Loan funds available to cover summer school expenses. Visit the Loan Information page for additional information and to review other loan options.
- Financial aid will only pay for the 1st and 2nd attempt of the same course that has been successfully completed with a grade of D or better. Some courses are exempt from this rule because they are designated as being repeatable.
- The following students must contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for a paper summer school application: Undergraduate students enrolled in less than 6 credit hours that have not used all of their yearly Pell Grant eligibility; graduate students enrolling for only thesis hours; students enrolled in co-op, study abroad, and students on transient study during the summer. Additional information may be required.
Information Regarding Alternative Loans
- Non-federal loans may be available to students who do not qualify for federal student loans or those who need additional loan assistance beyond the federal loan maximums.
- In order to receive a non-federal loan (alternative/private loan), the student must apply directly with the lender. You may choose any lender of your choice. For your convenience, we offer this handy FASTChoice alternative loan tool, which walks you through important information about types of funding and money management. It also presents your new responsibilities if you decide to borrow money. After you review this information, you will see a list of lenders offering loan products in a way that makes it easy to compare them.
- The summer school application is not required if you only apply for an alternative loan for the summer. The Office of Student Financial Aid will receive the information directly from the lender. Be sure to sign all disclosure notices with the lender.
- You will receive an email when your award has been finalized. Please allow a minimum of four weeks to process the alternative loan.