Summer Financial Aid
SUMMER FINANCIAL AID 2016- POTOMAC STATE COLLEGE
A SUMMER APPLICATION for financial aid is NO LONGER REQUIRED for Potomac State College. You will automatically be considered if you meet the following requirements for “Eligible for Consideration.”
ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION
INELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION
AID TYPICALLY AVAILABLE
- Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans. Check annual eligibility maximum below.
- Federal Direct PLUS Loans
- Private Loans
ANNUAL FEDERAL DIRECT SUBSIDIZED/UNSUBSIDIZED ELIGIBILITY (Fall 2015 through Summer 2016)
Check your STAR account at www.star.wvu.edu to see if you have already borrowed the annual limit for federal student loans.
|Freshman 0-28 hours||$5,500||$9,500|
|Sophomore 29-58 hours||$6,500||$10,500|
|Junior/Senior 59+ hours||$7,500||$12,500|
* Your FAFSA determines your status as Dependent or Independent
POSSIBLE SOURCES OF SUMMER AID besides loans and Pell Grants
Vocational Rehabilitation – Contact your vocational rehabilitation counselor.
PA State Grant – Information can be found at www.pheaa.org
Promise Scholarship – Complete application at www.cfwv.com between March 15 and April 30.
At Potomac State the summer term is packaged as part of the academic year, including the fall and spring semesters, so summer eligibility depends on what aid has been used in the prior two semesters.
Students who are eligible for summer loans must register for a minimum of six (6) credit hours during the summer sessions. Also, Pell Grants may be available for eligible students. Federal Direct PLUS loans are available to the parents of dependent students, but the parent must complete a PLUS application available at www.StudentLoans.gov and click on “Apply for a PLUS loan.”
Since summer school financial aid is based on the number of credit hours a student is taking and the number of weeks he/she will be attending those classes, no summer financial aid is calculated until the student is actually registered for summer session classes. If a class is canceled because of low enrollment or a student drops or adds a class, the student’s financial aid package may be adjusted.
No summer financial aid loans are disbursed until the start of the class that represents the minimum course load requirement which is six (6) credit hours. For example, a student who takes a 3-hour class which starts on May 18 and takes another 3-hour class which starts on June 29 will not have financial aid loan funds disbursed until July 2. The student will, however, have credit for the charges for the first three-hour class until the aid is disbursed.