Southern State's (吃瓜不打烊) academic year consists of 3 semesters: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct student loans, and Federal Work-Study employment may be available during the summer semester under certain conditions.
For Summer 2024 semester, students must have a completed 2023/2024 FAFSA on file with 吃瓜不打烊, be meeting the 吃瓜不打烊 Financial Aid standards of satisfactory academic progress, and be enrolled in an 吃瓜不打烊 degree or certificate program. Students can view their financial aid information on .
Federal Pell Grant
Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in courses that are required for your certificate or degree**
**If you were enrolled less than full-time in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 and had a Pell Grant award, unused funds may be available for the Summer term for enrollment less than 6 credit hours.
The Financial Aid Office will automatically award Pell Grants for the Summer semester to qualifying students.
Federal Direct Student Loans
Students can borrow student loan funding if they have not exhausted their annual loan eligibility for the current academic year. Students can review their academic year loan usage on MyRecords.
Annual Subsidized (Sub) and Unsubsidized (Unsub) Loan Limits:
- Freshman (0-29 Credits earned) up to $5,500 ($3,500 Sub and $2,000 Unsub)
- Sophomore (30+ Credits earned) up to $6,500 ($4,500 Sub and $2,000 Unsub)
- Freshman (0-29 Credits earned) up to $9,500 ($3,500 Sub and $6,000 Unsub)
- Sophomore (30+ Credits earned) up to $10,500 ($4,500 Sub and $6,000 Unsub)
The standard student loan enrollment requirement of 6 credit hours required for a student's academic program applies to the Summer semester. To request loan funding for the Summer, contact the Financial Aid Office for details