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Purpose: 

The University of Kansas Financial Aid and Scholarships office (FAS) manually awards financial aid to students who apply for summer aid.  The summer term is a trailer to the previous academic year.  Students may be eligible for aid from grant and loan programs if they did not use their full eligibility during the previous academic year. 

Applies to: 

All KU students who are interested in financial aid for the summer term.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Campus: 
Edwards
Lawrence
Policy Statement: 

By March 1, a summer request for financial aid form will be available on the FAS website. Students interested in being offered financial aid for the summer should complete this online request. 

  1. Student must have completed the FAFSA for the current academic year to be considered for summer financial aid.
  2. Student must plan to enroll at least half-time at KU to receive federal loans and grants In general, to be considered half-time in the summer, a student must be taking 3 hours, althought exceptions exist for certain graduate students. Students must be enrolled in at least 1 hour to earn Federal Work-Study funds in the summer.
  3. If the student is attending a study abroad program, FAS must receive information from the Office of Study Abroad about that student’s program costs before awarding will occur.
  4. If a student is eligible for federal financial aid, awarding will occur and the student will receive an email award notification.
  5. If the student has no remaining federal aid eligibility, the student will be advised of options for private alternative loans and loans through the Kansas University Endowment Association. Graduate/professional students will also be notified of their options for Federal Graduate PLUS loan.
Contact: 

Financial Aid & Scholarships
KU Visitor Center
1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66045
785-864-4700
financialaid@ku.edu

Approved by: 
Associate Director of Financial Aids & Scholarships
Approved on: 
Friday, February 1, 2008
Effective on: 
Friday, February 1, 2008
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Keywords: 
Summer Aid, Summer Financial Aid, Summer Awarding, Summer Aid Awarding, Summer Term
Change History: 
10/07/2019: Reviewed and updated.
02/21/2017: Reviewed.
09/09/2015: Reviewed and updated.
08/04/2014: Reviewed and updated.
07/29/2013: Reviewed and updated.
06/26/2012: Reviewed and updated.
08/19/2011: Reviewed and updated.
02/2011: Reviewed and updated.
10/2010: Reviewed and updated.
06/2009: Reviewed and updated.
Financial Categories: 
Student Financial Aid

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