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Summer 2014 Information and Application Process

Summer Application:

The 2014 Summer School Application must be completed and signed to be considered for summer school financial aid. The deadline to submit a 2014 Summer School Application is May 28, 2014 for Summer Session 1 & 3 (11-week) and June 27, 2014 for Summer Session 2.

The 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must have been completed, including ECU’s Federal School Code (002923). If you have not done so, you may complete it at www.fafsa.govThe deadline to complete a 2013-2014 FAFSA for summer financial aid is June 15, 2014.


Summer Enrollment:

Summer Financial Aid will be processed based on enrollment in at least six (6) undergraduate credit hours, not including repeated coursework, for undergraduate students and at least five (5) graduate credit hours, not including repeated coursework, for graduate students, unless only requesting Federal Work Study. Students do not have to be preregistered for credits to apply for summer financial aid.

Undergraduate students must be enrolled in undergraduate courses and Graduate students must be enrolled in graduate courses to receive financial aid.

Repeated coursework may not be eligible for financial aid. Courses you have previously taken and "passed" with a grade of "D" or better will not count towards the definition of half time for financial aid. 

Students enrolled in thesis/dissertation courses (7000 or 9000) are considered to be full-time for financial aid purpose.

If you change your enrollment, you must notify the Financial Aid Office of those changes.Your aid may be reduced or cancelled.

If you fail to enroll in a minimum of (6) semester hours as an undergraduate or five (5) semester hours as a graduate your financial aid will be cancelled, any money that has been disbursed to your student account will be removed, and you may owe the East Carolina University a balance on your student account.

Students who plan to take courses at schools other than ECU in Summer 2014 must plan to pay for those courses out of pocket. Students taking at least one summer course at ECU may apply for financial aid and indicate on the 2014 Summer School Application that they are taking courses in addition to the ECU course.  Students must submit the ECU Permission form in addition to the Summer Application to be considered for a consortium agreement. 

Only students admitted to degree programs at ECU may receive aid.  Visiting summer students are NOT eligible for aid at ECU and should inquire about financial aid options at their home institution.


Summer Awards:

All students will be considered for federal loans unless you check to DECLINE on the 2014 Summer School Application.

Students who are only applying for a Parent PLUS Loan and/or Alternative loan must complete the 2014 Summer School Application before the loan can be certified.  Please allow thirty (30) processing days for private/alternative loans.


Summer Aid Disbursement:

Summer Financial Aid, excluding Federal Work Study, will be paid in one disbursement at the point the student meets half-time.

Summer 1: May 14, 2014

Summer 2: June 24, 2014

Summer 3 (11-week): May 14, 2014

Summer Financial Aid will not be disbursed unless you are enrolled in at least six (6) undergraduate credit hours, not including repeated coursework, for undergraduate students and at least five (5) graduate credit hours, not including repeated coursework, for graduate students.

Higher one refunds of excess financial aid will not be refunded until all summer charges are paid in full.