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Summer Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid is available for the Summer Sessions, though requirements differ from the Fall and Spring Semesters.

Eligibility and Applying for Summer 2022 Financial Aid

SUMMER AID APPLICATION FOR SUMMER 2022 IS AVAILABLE NOW!

Students applying for federal financial aid for the Summer 2022 Sessions must:

  • Submit the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be accepted as a student to SUNY Orange
  • Be matriculated into a degree or certificate program (certificate programs must consist of 24 or more credits)
  • Be enrolled in course(s) applicable to degree or certificate program;
  • Be in good academic standing according to the published standards on the SUNY Orange financial aid web site.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Complete ALL outstanding requirements for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 award years.
    • If you are selected for Federal Verification, it must be competed as well.
  • Complete a Summer Aid Form
    • Before completing the Summer Aid Form, please read the requirements for Financial Aid below.
    • You can either choose to use leftover financial aid from 2021-2022 OR use aid from 2022-2023, which may reduce your eligibility for the 2022-2023 aid year.

Bookstore Credit

Bookstore credit is not available for the Summer Sessions.  Any excess financial aid will be refunded to the student by the Student Accounts Office.  For questions about refunds, contact Student Accounts.

Recalculation of Summer Financial Aid

If a student drops a summer class, or if a summer class is cancelled, financial aid will be recalculated. As a result, the student may be required to repay federal and/or state aid. Attendance is mandatory for students receiving financial aid for summer and applicable refund checks cannot be issued until attendance has been verified.

Federal Financial Aid Programs for Summer

Federal Pell Grant: Summer financial aid differs from the fall and spring semesters.  When it comes to Pell eligibility, summer enrollment is attached as a "trailer" to the preceding award year. SUNY Orange offers a number of summer sessions of differing lengths in an effort to be responsive to the needs of the student body. For the purposes of federal financial aid programs, the separate sessions are combined into one term.

Pell:  Students have two options for receiving their Summer 2022 Federal Pell Grant:

  • Option 1: Use any leftover Pell eligibility from the 2021-2022 aid year

OR

  • Option 2: Use your 2022-2023 Pell eligibility to pay for Summer 2022, which would result in reducing the amount of Pell money you would receive for the Spring 2023 semester. 

YEAR ROUND PELL GRANT ELIGIBILITY: Beginning in 2017-2018 academic year, the Federal Pell Grant Program allows an eligible student to receive up to 150 percent of the student's Federal Pell Grant scheduled award. This is known as "Year-Round Pell". Year-Round Pell benefits a student that was enrolled full time in the Fall and Spring terms and allows them to receive up to an additional full Federal Pell Grant for the summer. Students may take advantage of this new regulation to earn their degree faster.  Note that the provisions of the new law state that any Federal Pell Grant received will be included in determining the student's Federal Pell Grant duration of eligibility and Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU).

Calculating Lifetime Eligibility Used: Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) is the amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student can receive over their lifetime. LEU is limited by federal law to the equivalent of six years and/or 600%. For instance, if a student is disbursed for full time enrollment status for the Fall and Spring terms their LEU equals 100% for the Academic Year. Another example is, if a student is disbursed three-quarter time enrollment status for the Fall (37.5% LEU) and full-time enrollment status for the Spring (50% LEU) their LEU equals 87.5% for the Academic Year. A student may check their LEU percentage by logging into Federal Student Aid Website using their FSA ID.

Enrollment Status LEU Percentage PER Term
Full -time
(12+ credit hours)
50%
Three-quarter time
(9-11 credit hours)
37.5%
Half-time
(6-8 credit hours)
25%
Less than half-time
(1-5 credit hours)
12.5%

Important: If a student was enrolled and disbursed full-time enrollment status for Fall & Spring term(s), then the student must be enrolled at least 6 or more credits (half time status) in order to be considered for Year Round Pell eligibility. A student is not eligible for year-round pell if they are enrolled and disbursed full-time enrollment status for Fall and Spring Terms, but registered for less than 6 credits (5 or less). Refer to Example A, B & C below.  Students who are not enrolled full-time for the Fall & Spring terms can still utilize their "unused" Federal Pell Grant.  For the summer term, unusued aid from Fall and Spring differes from the Year Round Pell that was allotted by the Department of Education.  Refer to Example D & E below.

Example A:  Student was enrolled and disbursed full-time enrollment status for the Fall and Spring term. Due to the implementation of Year-Round Pell, student has met the 100% during the Fall and Spring term, and is eligible for an additional full-time disbursement for the summer.

Semester Fall Spring Summer
Enrollment Full-time
(12+ credit hours)
Full-time
(12+ credit hours)
Full-time
(12+ credit hours)
Expected Family Contribution 0 0 0
Federal Pell Award Amount $2,960 $2,960 $2,960
LEU Percentage 50% 50% 50%

Example B:  Student was enrolled and disbursed full-time enrollment status for the Fall and Spring term. Student enrolls in half-time enrollment status for summer. Due to the implementation of Year-Round Pell, student has met the 100% during the Fall and Spring term, and is eligible for an additional half-time disbursement for the summer.

Semester Fall Spring Summer
Enrollment Full-time
(12+ credit hours)
Full-time
(12+ credit hours)
Half-time
(6-8 credit hours)
Expected Family Contribution 0 0 0
Federal Pell Award Amount $2,960 $2,960 $1480
LEU Percentage 50% 50% 25%

Example C: Student was enrolled and disbursed full-time enrollment status for the Fall and Spring term. Student enrolls in less than half-time status for the Summer term. Student is not eligible for Year-Round Pell because they did not meet the requirements to be enrolled in at-least half-time enrollment status.

Semester Fall Spring Summer
Enrollment Full-time
(12+ credit hours)
Full-time
(12+ credit hours)
Less than Half-time
(1-5 credit hours)
Expected Family Contribution 0 0 0
Federal Pell Award Amount $2,960 $2,960 Not Eligible*
LEU Percentage 50% 50%  

Example C: Student was enrolled in three-quarter time enrollment for the Fall and Spring term. Student enrolls in half-time enrollment status for summer. Student is eligible for half-time disbursement for summer.

Semester Fall Spring Summer
Enrollment Three-quarter time
(9-11 credit hours)
Three-quarter time
(9-11 credit hours)
Half-time
(6-8 credit hours)
Expected Family Contribution 0 0 0
Federal Pell Award Amount $2,220 $2,220 $1480
LEU Percentage 37.5% 37.5% 25%

Example D: Student was enrolled in half-time enrollment for the Fall and Spring term. Student enrolls in half-time enrollment status for summer. Student is eligible for half-time disbursement for summer.

Semester Fall Spring Summer
Enrollment Half- time
(6-8 credit hours)
Half-time
(6-8 credit hours)
Half-time
(6-8 credit hours)
Expected Family Contribution 0 0 0
Federal Pell Award Amount $1,480 $1,480 $1,480
LEU Percentage 25% 25% 25%

Federal Direct Loans

Students (including transfer and readmit students) who attended Fall/Spring semesters in 2021-2022 aid year and who have already received a subsidized and/or unsubsidized direct student loan during the year should review the annual and aggregate loan limits.  A student who has borrowed the maximum per year amount cannot borrow additional funds for Summer sessions, although a parent may be eligible to borrow through the Federal Direct Plus Loan program for undergraduate students. You must be registered at least half-time (6 or more credits) to be eligible to utilize Federal Direct Loan eligibility.

Work-Study Program

Due to COVID-19, College Work-Study has been cancelled for the 2021-2022 academic year. 
We are anticipating Work-Study to resume starting in the 2022-2023 academic year.
Matriculated students wanting to work on campus should complete a College Work-Study Request form.  Continuing students, who have been awarded work-study for the 2021-2022 academic year, are eligible to continue working until June 30, 2022. To be eligible for federal work-study beginning after July 1, 2022, students must submit a 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and must be pre-registered for Fall 2022 courses. (Due to COVID-19, College Work-Study has been cancelled for the 2021-2022 academic year.  As we wait on further guidance, we are hoping to reinstate Work-Study starting in the Fall 2022)

Veterans Benefits

Veterans receiving educational benefits are eligible for tuition deferral equal to the amount of the authorized advance payment. Paperwork must be submitted and approved by the Veterans Certifying Official, Kelly Jonigan.   

New York State Financial Aid Program for Summer

Under certain circumstances, a student can receive an award for summer study that is in addition to the regular annual Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) award. Such additional awards for summer study are considered accelerated TAP.  Accelerated TAP is available for full-time and half-time undergraduate summer study.

To be eligible for an accelerated summer payment, a student receiving a first award in the 2006-07 academic year and thereafter must satisfy these criteria in addition to the standard TAP eligibility requirements:

  • Be full time in the prior spring term;
  • Earn 24 credits from the same institution in the prior two terms (3 credit equivalents in remedial study in each term are permitted as part of the total 24 credits, or 18 credits plus 6 credit equivalents); this requirement must be met each time an accelerated award is sought;
  • Enroll part-time for at least six but fewer than 12 semester hours applicable to the program of study for a half-time accelerated payment.
  • Enroll full-time for at least 12 credits applicable to the program of study for a full-time accelerated payment.

Please Note:

  • The TAP application deadline is June 30 of the academic year for which aid is sought.
  • For TAP purposes, all summer sessions are combined and treated as a single term. 

 

Academic Requirements

Students who attended SUNY Orange during the Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022 semester(s) will be reviewed for Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined for federal aid eligibility, whether or not they previously applied for or received federal financial aid.

Students who received New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) or Aid for Part-time Study (APTS) grants will be reviewed for NYS Satisfactory Academic Progress based on the Spring 2022 semester.

Grades such as F, W, I or U may be considered ‘unsatisfactory progress’. Students deemed ineligible for state and federal financial aid will not be eligible for any Summer session aid, including state or federal grants and/or loans. (NOTE: If a Satisfactory Academic Progress review has not been completed by the first day of Summer Session I, students should contact the Financial Aid Office.)