The treatment of Minimester units varies by aid program.
For many aid programs, including all TU Scholarships, awards cannot be adjusted or disbursed based on Minimester units.
We can only adjust aid payments for minimester units for the following aid programs:
These Mini-Spring payments are subject to the following rules:
+ Minimester Units
= Total Units for Spring Aid Payments
If you already meet the minimum unit requirements for all your spring aid based solely on your spring units, then your Minimester units will not change your spring aid. If your additional Minimester units boost you to a higher enrollment level, such as full-time status, then we will base your spring aid payments on that combined level.
Summer aid is limited. Students may be able to borrow summer direct student loans if they enroll at least half-time and have not already borrowed their maximum annual direct student loans. Parents can borrow summer PLUS loans if students will take at least 6 summer units. Students can only receive summer Pell Grants if they have leftover eligibility from not enrolling full-time the previous fall or spring semester.
|aid programs||Summer aid options|
|Pell Grants||Need-based grant for undergraduate students. Only available to students with leftover Pell Grant Awards from the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semesters.|
|Direct Subsidized Student Loans||Need-based federal loan for undergraduate students. Only available to students with leftover loan eligibility from the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semesters.|
|Direct Unsubsidized Student Loans||Federal loan for students with leftover eligibility from the fall 2016 or spring 2017 semesters.|
|Parent PLUS Loans||Federal loan for parents of undergraduate students.|
|Graduate Student PLUS Loans||Federal loan for graduate students.|
Federal Pell Grants are only available to students with exceptional financial need who are pursuing their first Bachelor's Degree.
To apply for Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans for summer, you must also meet all of the following conditions:
If you do not meet the Pell Grant or Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan requirements, then you might want to borrow a federal PLUS loan.
Carefully read the summer loan and Pell grant eligibility criteria outlined above.
If you have not already done so, you must submit a 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Because your summer aid eligibility will depend on your total summer course units, you must register for your summer courses before you submit your summer aid application.
Complete the online summer aid application.
When your summer aid offer is ready, we will send an aid notification to your TU email account. You must review your awards to confirm and accept your approved amounts.
If you change your total summer units after you submit the summer aid application, it can reduce your aid and increase your remaining charges.
If your summer aid exceeds your charges, you will receive a financial aid rebate. Rebates are usually available three weeks after the credit balance occurs.