All students who wish to receive financial aid for Summer School must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA.
Aid is not available for visiting or unclassified students. Grants for need-based students is on a first come, first serve basis (minimum enrollment does not apply) and typically exhausted in March. Limited financial aid is available for students attending Summer School at UNCW.
Students must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for the Federal Stafford & PLUS Loan Programs. Full-time status for undergraduates in the summer is 12 credit hours (combined total from Summer I and Summer II). Graduate students must be enrolled for 9 credit hours (combined total from Summer I and Summer II) to be considered full-time. Graduate students who are taking thesis hours or are teaching assistants or research assistants are also considered full-time.
Fund disbursement will occur when you have begun attending enough hours to be considered half time. For example, funds for a student with 3 hours in the first summer session and 3 hours in the second summer session will be disbursed when classes start for the second summer session. This means that you may need to plan to pay for books and receive your reimbursement when financial aid can be paid.
Summer School coursework is subject to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Financial Aid Eligibility detailed in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogues.