• You must be admitted into a degree-seeking program and enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
(undergraduates) or at least 4 credit hours (graduates) for the summer term. Note: Federal Pell
Grant can be awarded to students in less than 6 credit hours.
• You must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to be eligible for aid. SAP is determined
after spring semester grades have posted. If you are not meeting SAP after the end of spring
semester, you will immediately become ineligible for summer financial aid, including any previously
awarded and/or disbursed summer funds. Cancellation of awarded financial aid funds may result in
a balance due to the University.
• You must have completed any financial aid items on your OneStart To Do list.
How to View your Summer 2015 Aid Package:
1. Log into https://onestart.iu.edu.
2. At the top, click on the “Services” tab.
3. In the menu bar on the left, click on “Student Self-Service.”
4. In the upper left-hand corner, click on “Go to Student Center”
5. Under the “Finances” sub-heading, click on “View Financial Aid.”
6. Click on Aid Year “2015”
7. Between the “Academic Year” table and the “Terms” table, click on “View Summer”
Active Loan Acceptance Procedure
Students with remaining loan eligibility who want to receive loans must actively accept the awards on OneStart . Loans will not disburse unless you actively accept the loan amount. Therefore, it is very important for you to monitor OneStart and accept or reduce federal loans that you wish to receive.
Types of Aid Available for Summer
If you are awarded aid for the summer, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification (FAN) at your university email account. You can also check your awards via OneStart .
• Federal Pell Grants
Students with Federal Pell Grant eligibility are automatically identified and awarded during the summer packaging process. There is no additional form or application required other than the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who received Federal Pell Grant funds in the 2014-2015 academic year and did not attend full-time both semesters may have eligibility remaining from their Federal Pell Grant award and may receive Federal Pell Grant based upon any hours of enrollment as long as their total 2014-2015 Pell Grant award (Fall Semester 2014, Spring Semester 2015, and Summer 2015) does not exceed their full-time scheduled award.
The Federal Pell Grant funds are disbursed ten days before the first day of your summer class(es) and the amount is based on your enrollment level at that time. Your final award will be determined by your enrollment level at the Federal Pell Grant census date, May 19, 2015. Classes added after the Pell census date, whether for Summer Session One or Summer Session Two, will not be included when determining eligibility for Federal Pell Grant. However, classes dropped after that day may initiate a recalculation of eligibility for financial aid.
Any change in enrollment could result in a change in financial aid eligibility. Decreases in enrolled credit hours, non-attendance in a class, or a total or unofficial withdrawal from summer classes may result in changes to financial aid already awarded. Students who decrease enrollment or totally withdraw from classes after aid has already been received may lose eligibility for Federal Pell Grant, which may include having to return funds already received. This likely would result in a balance due to IUPUI which could impact future services.
• Federal Work Study (FWS)
If you received Federal Work Study (FWS) in the 2014-2015 academic year, you will be reviewed for FWS funding. If FWS is awarded, you will need to accept the award in OneStart within 30 days to prevent FWS from being cancelled. If you are interested in summer FWS but did not receive FWS during the 2014-2015 aid year, please send a summer 2015 FWS request to us via Ask an Advisor. Your request will be reviewed to determine if you are eligible.
• Child of Veteran and Public Safety Officer Supplemental Grant Program
If you qualify for the Child of Veteran and Public Safety Officer Supplemental Grant Program (CVO) and have a valid 2014-2015 FAFSA on file and a valid CVO program application for the 2014-2015 aid year, your summer registration will prompt our office to apply this fee remission to your student account. In order to receive your CVO award, you must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards.
• Direct Loans
All students are evaluated for federal Direct Loan eligibility. If you received your full annual eligibility in federal Direct Loans during the previous academic year (fall 2014 and spring 2015), you will not be eligible for Direct Loans in the summer. If you canceled or returned your Direct Loans during the 2014-2015 academic year, you will have remaining eligibility for federal Direct Loans during the summer. If you want to receive loans you must actively accept offered awards on OneStart. Loans will not be disbursed unless you actively accept the loan amount. All students with Direct Loans will be required to acknowledge they are “accepting” a federal direct loan as a part of their Financial Aid package for summer term.
• New Borrowers
New borrowers will receive an e-mail at your university email account instructing you on how to complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) for your loan. Your MPN must be completed and you must meet the eligibility requirements at the top of the page before your loans will be sent to IUPUI. You also need to complete Entrance Counseling; you will receive an
e-mail at your university e-mail account instructing you on how to complete Entrance Counseling.
• PLUS and Private Loans
If you are a dependent student for financial aid purposes and your parent wants to borrow through the Federal PLUS Loan program, you will need to apply for this loan via our website. For most students, summer aid consists of private student loans and/or federal PLUS loans. Visit the links below for information and to apply:
The process of certifying Private Loans and Federal PLUS Loans will begin approximately after April 01, 2015 and requires verification of Summer 2015 enrollment and meeting the previously listed eligibility standards.
Purdue University West Lafayette students attending IUPUI
Students seeking a degree at Purdue West Lafayette who plan to enroll at IUPUI on a temporary basis for the 2015 summer term may be eligible to receive summer financial aid through Purdue University. Please visit www.purdue.edu/dfa/howtoapply/summer.php.
317-274-5555 420 University Blvd. Indianapolis, IN 46202 AskIU@iu.edu