Summer 2016 Aid Information and Application Process
Summer Financial Aid Application:
The 2016 Summer School Financial Aid Application must be completed and signed to be considered for summer financial aid. The deadline to submit a 2016 Summer School Financial Aid Application is May 20, 2016 for Summer Session 1 & 3 (11-week) and June 24, 2016 for Summer Session 2.
The 2015-2016 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.gov. The deadline to complete a 2015-2016 FAFSA for summer financial aid is June 15, 2016.
Students who are only applying for a Parent PLUS Loan and/or Alternative loan must complete the 2016 Summer School Financial Aid Application before the loan can be certified. Please allow thirty (30) processing days for private/alternative loans.
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 pre-registered 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 East Carolina University a balance.
Students planning to take courses at schools other than ECU in Summer 2016 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 2016 Summer Financial Aid Application that they are taking courses in addition to the ECU course. Students must submit the Permission for Undergraduate Students to Take Courses from U.S. Colleges/Universities Other than East Carolina University in addition to the 2016 Summer Financial Aid Application to be considered for financial aid through 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.
All students will be considered for federal loans unless you check to DECLINE on the 2016 Summer School Financial Aid Application.
All awards will be automatically accepted. Students will be notified via ECU e-mail once awarded. Students may choose to decline an award by submitting a written request to the Office of Student Financial Aid.
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 12, 2016
Summer 2: June 22, 2016
Summer 3 (11-week): May 12, 2016
Summer Financial Aid will not disburse 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.
Refunds of excess financial aid will not be refunded until all summer charges are paid in full.