You may qualify for financial aid in the summer semester!

Tuition and fee rates for the summer semester can be found here and payment deadlines can be found here

  • The first step to access financial aid for the Summer 2024 semester is to complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA at The delayed rollout of the new FAFSA application has impacted the processing time of financial aid offers for 2024-2025
  • Once the 2024-2025 FAFSA is received and fully processed, the 2024-2025 financial aid offer will be made available to view in your MaineStreet Student Center. Initial financial aid offers assume full-time enrollment for the upcoming fall and spring semesters.
  • Request financial aid for the summer by completing the “Confirm Enrollment and Outside Aid” step in the Accept/Decline Awards section for the 2025 aid year.
  • Upon completion, the Student Financial Services Office will adjust your financial aid offer to include the summer semester. Students need to be registered for summer courses before summer financial aid can be offered

Summer financial aid adjustments are manual and can take up to two weeks to be reflected in your MaineStreet account. You will receive an email notifying you that your financial aid offer has been revised. 

Direct Loan funds accepted for the award year will be split equally when possible among the semesters in which you are reporting at least half-time enrollment. Any questions can be directed to your financial aid counselor.

Please Note:

  • Students must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements at the end of the spring semester in order to be eligible for summer financial aid.
  • Report your summer enrollment early– we are not able to process federal loan funding for the summer semester once the semester is over and/or students are no longer enrolled
  • The summer semester spans from May to August, but classes are typically shorter in length and have varying start and end dates. Make sure you are aware of the financial deadline to drop each of your classes. The deadline can be found using the “calendar icon” in the Classic Home view. 
  • Funds will be applied to your student account no earlier than 10 days before the start of your first class as long as your enrollment matches how the financial aid is set up. If you change enrollment, withdraw from courses, or do not begin attendance in one or more courses, financial adjustments may be necessary.
  • To be eligible for summer Federal Work Study and Federal Direct Loans, you must be enrolled at least half time for the summer semester (6 credits for Undergraduate and Law, 3 credits for Graduate).
  • For Undergraduate Students: The financial aid for the summer semester is limited to Federal Work Study, Direct Loans and Pell Grant (if eligible). University Merit scholarship funds are not available for summer semesters.

Please contact the Student Financial Services Office with any questions that you have.