Summer Financial Aid
Follow the steps listed below in order to receive Summer Financial Aid
1. File a 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
To be awarded Federal financial aid, we must receive valid FAFSA results from Department of Education before award consideration.
2. Complete your financial aid file.
You will be notified via your Notre Dame email if you must submit additional documents. You must visit WebAdvisor to check if you have any missing documents.
3. Enroll at least half–time (5 credits for Pharmacy students, 6 credits for all others) for Summer 2013 and Fall 2013.
A portion of a student's annual financial aid is available for the summer if the student is enrolled at least half-time throughout the entire summer semester. (In some cases, Federal Pell Grant may be awarded if enrollment is less than half-time.)
Undergraduate students must enroll for undergraduate credits and graduate students must enroll for graduate credits each semester.
4. Receive email notification that your fall/spring 2013-2014 financial aid award is ready for view.
Beginning in late February, returning students who are meeting SAP and who have complete financial aid files will begin receiving notification via NDM email that their financial aid awards for fall 2013 and spring 2014 are available for view on Web Advisor.
5. Submit a Summer Financial Aid Request Form
Exceptions: the following groups of students are not required to submit a Summer Aid Request Form
- 4th year Pharmacy students
- GEI students
- Undergraduate students receiving only the Pell Grant during the summer
The deadline to submit the Summer Aid Request form is August 2.
6. Monitor your NDM email - after your financial aid award has been revised to include summer 2013, you will receive an email notification.
Types of Aid Available for Summer
Federal Pell Grant
If you are eligible for a federal Pell Grant, you will receive a federal Pell Grant based on your summer enrollment. In some cases, the Pell grant is awarded for less-than-half-time enrollment. No summer aid request form is required for students who only receive Pell grant in the summer.
Federal TEACH Grant
Federal Direct Loans
Summer 2013 Federal Direct Loan disbursements will reduce your remaining loan availability for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 . Generally, your Loans will be divided into three equal disbursements for Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. If you plan to enroll less than half-time for the fall and/or spring semesters, you should contact your financial aid counselor for more information.
Students that don’t qualify for federal assistance could apply for an alternative loan to cover summer expenses. Please check the private loan page for more details.