Summer Aid Application

Undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours to qualify for financial aid in the summer. Graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 hours to qualify for financial aid in the summer. Dates for summer disbursements will be posted in April each year.

M2, M, 1, F and T Terms:  May 24, 2019
8 and J Terms:  June 1, 2019
S and L Terms:  July  1, 2019

Financial Aid is typically awarded for fall and spring. If a student wishes to be considered for summer financial aid, students must submit a Summer Application (available mid-January each year to fill out online on ASAP) and have a FAFSA on file for the applicable aid year in order to be awarded financial aid for the summer.

Applying for Summer Aid

Students who are newly admitted and whose first semester will be summer, will automatically be awarded financial aid for the summer as long as a FAFSA is on file for the applicable aid year. Continuing students must submit a Summer Application for applicable aid year in order to be awarded summer financial aid. The application is available through ASAP. Typically, awarding for summer takes place in late April or early May. The deadline to apply for summer aid is June 30, 2019.

Aid Available in the Summer

Federal Funds

Students who qualify for Pell Grant may receive an additional 50% of their scheduled award for the summer term with the introduction of Year Round Pell. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours), and this amount still counts toward the Lifetime Pell Grant Eligibility (LEU).

Students may be awarded Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized loan if eligible. There is a yearly limit as to how much a student may borrow, so if students borrowed the full limit in fall and spring, there may not be eligibility to receive addition loans in summer. Find out more about unsubsidized and unsubsidized loan limits.

Parents are welcome to apply for a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan to assist with costs associated with summer. If parents have borrowed in fall and spring and wish to borrow in summer, it may be necessary to complete a new credit application as the credit approval is only valid for 6 months.

State Funds

State funds such as B-on-Time Loan and Texas Grant are not available for the summer.

Institutional Funds

There is a limited amount of institutional grant funds for the summer semester. Students are encouraged to apply for the Summer Application prior to March 15 to have the best chance of qualifying for an institutional grant. These funds are not guaranteed from year to year and are awarded based on funding availability. This funding is typically limited to only Texas residents.

Work-Study

Institutional work-study funds are available for Texas Residents only, on a first-come, first-served basis for the summer.

Alternative Loans

Alternative loan funds and CAL are available for summer, but we urge students to use alternative or private loans as a method of last resort.

 

Enrollment Requirements for the Summer (Undergrads)

 

Semester
Full Time
3/4 Time
1/2 Time
Summer
12
9
6

Undergraduate students must be enrolled in undergraduate level coursework for a minimum of half-time in order to be eligible for summer aid. Summer budgets are based on half-time enrollment. Enrollment does not have to be in one term but can be spread out amongst the various summer terms. There are consequences for dropping or withdrawing for summer courses, so students with questions about how changing enrollment during summer will affect their aid should contact our office.

 

Enrollment Requirements for the Summer (Grads)

 

Semester
Full Time
3/4 Time
1/2 Time
Summer
5
4
3

Graduate students must be enrolled in graduate level coursework for a minimum of half-time in order to be eligible for summer aid. Summer budgets are based on half-time enrollment. Enrollment does not have to be in one term but can be spread out amongst the various summer terms. There are consequences for dropping or withdrawing for summer courses, so students with questions about how changing enrollment during summer will affect their aid should contact our office.

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress and Summer

Student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at the end of the spring semester in order to be eligible for summer financial aid. For more information, please visit our SAP webpage.

Summer Withdrawal Consequences

According to Federal regulations, financial aid recipients who withdraw from all courses or stop attending classes before the last day of class have not “earned” all of their financial aid that was received for that semester. Because each summer term (M2, M, F, T, 8, J, S, L, C1, C2) is considered by federal regulation its own semester for Return of Title IV (R2T4) purposes, students may have part of their summer aid returned if withdrawing from classes after having completed a session OR if withdrawing while still being enrolled in future sessions.

Students must return the unearned percentage of aid for each part of term during summer. The higher number of class days completed, the lower the amount of financial aid that must be returned. Once a student has completed more than 60% of the semester, the student is allowed to keep all disbursed aid even if a withdrawal occurs after that point. If you are considering withdrawing from a summer term, please speak with our One Stop Enrollment Center so we can best explain the implications to your financial aid.

Below are some scenarios:

Students in this scenario are not required to undergo R2T4 since there is not a break in enrollment. Although we will not perform R2T4, the student’s cost of attendance (financial aid budget) may change, creating a smaller cost of attendance for summer.

If the original amount of summer financial aid awarded is greater than the new cost of attendance, students will owe a balance to the University. Final cost of attendance determinations for student enrollment during the summer is assessed in mid-July.

Examples
Currently attending M2, M, F, C1, C2, T, 8 or J (and intending on completing those terms) and withdrawing from J, 8, S, or L.

Students in this scenario are required to undergo R2T4. This is because there is a break in enrollment. Your last day of attendance will be the date of your withdrawal.

If you are enrolled in future terms that have not yet begun, you can submit a UTSA Summer Return of Title IV Aid Form in which you certify that you will attend your future term courses and complete them. Completing this form will prevent you from undergoing an initial R2T4 calculation. This form is available at The One Stop Enrollment Center at the time of your withdrawal and must be submitted within 10 business days of your withdrawal. If you do not submit this form at the time of your withdrawal, you will be notified via your preferred email as indicated in ASAP of the need to complete this form within 10 business days. If the form is not submitted within the 10 business day timeframe, we will process your account for R2T4. Should you decide to withdraw from your later term or stop attending, your R2T4 will be processed as of the date of your withdrawal from your earlier term.

Examples
Withdrawing from M2, M, F, C1 or T and staying enrolled in J, I, S, L, or C2.

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