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Summer 2017 Financial Aid


All students with a valid FAFSA on file will be evaluated for financial aid once they are enrolled in summer courses. The following eligibility criteria also applies:

• You must have a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2016-2017 academic year on file prior to June 30, 2017.

• 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 qualified undergraduate 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 To Do list.

How to View your Summer 2017 Aid Package:

1. Log into
2. Search for "Student Center."
3. Click on "Student Center (SIS)" tile.
4. Under the “Finances” sub-heading, click on “View Financial Aid.”
5. Click on Aid Year “2017”
6. 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 .  Loans will not disburse unless you actively accept the loan amount.  Therefore, it is very important for you to monitor 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 .

• 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 2016-2017 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 2016-2017 Pell Grant award (Fall Semester 2016, Spring Semester 2017, and Summer 2017) does not exceed their full-time scheduled academic year 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. 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 2016-2017 academic year, you will be reviewed for summer FWS funding.  If FWS is awarded, you will need to accept the award in within 30 days to prevent FWS from being cancelled.  If you are interested in summer FWS but did not receive FWS during the 2016-2017 aid year, please send a summer 2017 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 2016-2017 FAFSA on file and a valid CVO program application on file, your summer registration will prompt our office to apply this fee remission to your student account.

• 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 2016 and spring 2017), you will not be eligible for Direct Loans in the summer. If you canceled or returned your Direct Loans during the 2016-2017 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  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:

• Apply for a Federal PLUS Loan
• Apply for a Private Loan

The process of certifying Private Loans and Federal PLUS Loans will begin approximately April 1, 2017 and requires verification of Summer 2017 enrollment and meeting the previously listed eligibility requirements.

Studying Abroad this Summer?

Read about Study Abroad and Financial Aid at

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 2017 summer term may be eligible to receive summer financial aid through Purdue University. Please visit