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Steps to apply for Summer University financial aid:

  • File the 2016-2017 FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov, if you have not already done so.
  • Register for your summer classes through the online student system, after registration opens for Summer University.
  • Watch for an email from Student Financial Services noting that you have outstanding requirements. Once you receive the email, check your requirements online under the 2016-2017 academic year, and complete the requirement.

Please remember:

  • The last date to submit the 2016-2017 FAFSA is June 30, 2017.
  • Student Financial Services will begin to generate summer financial aid awards in May.
  • Any accepted aid will disburse no earlier than 10 days before the earliest of your enrolled summer courses, providing any associated requirements have been completed.

Summer University Financial Aid for Undergraduate Students

Types of Aid Available to Undergraduate Students for Summer

  • University Summer Loan (estimated): Undergraduate students enrolled in at least 3 credits may be eligible for the University Summer Loan. Eligibility for the University Summer Loan is based on financial need and availability of the fund. The UVM Summer Loan is interest free while the student is enrolled at least half time and has a fixed 5.0% interest rate in repayment. Repayment begins 9 months after the student falls below half-time enrollment.
  • Stafford Loans: Undergraduate students enrolled in at least 6 credits may be eligible for limited Stafford Loan eligibility. Stafford Loans are available ONLY if the student did NOT borrow all available Stafford Loan funds during the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters. For example, Student was eligible for $2,750 Unsubsidized Stafford loan in the fall 2016 and $2,750 in spring 2017. However, Student borrowed $1,750 each semester instead of the offered $2,750. Thus, Student has $2,000 in 2016-2017 Stafford Loan eligibility remaining for the summer session, which he may be eligible for if he enrolls in at least 6 credits.
  • Parent PLUS Loan: Parents of dependent undergraduate students may borrow a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan for the student if the student is enrolled in at least 6 credits. The Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan requires credit approval, and the parent borrower will need to complete Apply for a PLUS Loan online at www.studentloans.gov. This request should be submitted no earlier than April 1, 2017. If applied for too early, the credit check may expire before the summer session begins, and the parent would then need to reapply. If the parent has not borrowed a PLUS Loan within the last 10 years through the Federal Direct Loan Program, he/she will also need to complete a PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov.
  • Federal Pell Grant: In limited cases, based on enrollment status and financial need, a student may be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.
  • Study Abroad: Students who are studying abroad should contact Student Financial Services (sfs@uvm.edu) for information regarding aid eligibility.

Summer University Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Types of Aid Available to Graduate Students for Summer

  • Unsubsidized Stafford Loans: Graduate students enrolled in at least 5 credits may be eligible for limited Unsubsidized Stafford Loan eligibility if they borrowed less than $20,500 in Unsubsidized Stafford loans between the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters.
  • Graduate PLUS Loan: Graduate students enrolled in at least 5 credits may be eligible to borrow through the Graduate PLUS Loan program. Graduate PLUS Loans require a credit check for approval and students can generally borrow up to the cost of attendance, less other aid received for the enrollment period.
  • Additional Funding (Teaching Assistantships, Stipends, Tuition Scholarship, etc.): Other funding may be awarded through your program. SFS should be informed of additional funding that you are receiving through your program.

Summer University Financial Aid for Continuing Education Students

Students enrolled for purposes other than specifically listed in the "Financial Aid Eligibility" section of the Continuing Education Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid page may not receive the Summer Non Degree Certification requirement as they are not eligible for University or Federal aid. These students should review information regarding private/alternative loans if financial assistance is needed.

Types of Aid Available to Continuing Education Students for Summer

  • University Summer Loan (estimated): Continuing education students who are enrolled in at least 3 credits may be eligible for the University Summer Loan. Eligibility for the University Summer Loan is based on financial need, enrollment type and availability of the fund. For eligible students, the University Summer Loan covers a maximum of 3 credits tuition and comprehensive fees. The UVM Summer Loan is interest free while the student is enrolled at least half time and has a fixed 5.0% interest rate in repayment. Repayment begins 9 months after the student falls below half-time enrollment.
  • Federal Loans: Federal loan eligibility is very limited for continuing education students. Click here to review aid eligibility based on your enrollment type.
  • Private/Alternative Student Loans: For all continuing education students, private/alternative loans may be available. Approval for this type of loan is based on a credit check, and many private/alternative loans will require a cosigner or endorser. Visit www.finaid.org for more information regarding private/alternative student loans.

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By the Numbers

Summer University at UVM offers more than 500 courses—and more than 200 of them online—in three sessions in May, June, and July.