All students must have a completed 2013–2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The recommended priority FAFSA filing deadline for summer 2013 is March 1, 2013. All students also must complete the 2013 Summer Financial Aid Application available on our website and submit it to our office by June 1, 2013.
IMPORTANT SUMMER NOTICE: Minimum summer credit load for matriculated students is six or more credits in order to receive ANY loan aid.
The following financial aid may be applied to Summer Session charges:
- Federal Direct Student/Parent Loan applicants must file a 2013–2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to March 1, 2013 and enroll for six or more total summer credits. Students should complete the Summer Financial Aid Application to initiate the process of evaluating eligibility.
- Pell Grants may be available. Applicants must file a 2013–2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to March 1, 2013. Students should complete the Summer Financial Aid Application to initiate the process of evaluating eligibility. Pell Grant awards received during the summer term may result in a reduced Pell Grant for the following spring semester due to prior fall and summer Pell usage. Students may decline Pell in some cases to preserve spring eligibility. Financial Aid regulations are subject to change at any time.
- Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Full-time enrollment is normally required. However, part-time (six or more total credits) summer TAP awards are possible if the student is enrolled full-time in the semester immediately preceding the summer. Visit the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website to apply for TAP.
Title IV Refunds, Overpayments, etc.
Complete information is available from Student Accounts, HAB 204, 845-257-3150.
Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Federal Financial Aid
If you completely withdraw or stop attending all classes at SUNY New Paltz before completing more than 60% of the term, a portion of the total federal aid you received may need to be returned to the U.S. Department of Education immediately. This process is called Return of Title IV Funds.
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Students who wish to avail themselves of federal financial aid must meet the guidelines outlined in “Good Academic Standing and Satisfactory Progress Standards for Receipt of Title IV Aid.” This document is available in the Financial Aid Office and the Office of the Provost. Please note that among the factors which may adversely affect a student’s satisfactory academic progress are: repeating courses, failure in courses, incomplete marks, and withdrawal from courses or college.
If you have any questions about summer financial aid, please contact:
Financial Aid Office