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Summer FA

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Summer FA

How do I request financial aid for the summer semester?

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Students who are enrolled at least half time (6 credits for Undergraduate; 4.5 Credits for Graduate) for the entire summer are eligible to complete the Summer Financial Aid Application for Federal Aid. Students will be packaged for aid according to their application using the FAFSA from the preceding school year.

Summer financial aid applications are due by April 1st and packages are typically assembled the first week of April. Late applications are accepted but may be subject to processing delays.

The Summer Financial Aid Application is available for download online at http://www.oru.edu/financial_assistance/pdfs/summer_application.pdf

Do I need to submit another FAFSA for the summer semester?

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ORU uses the FAFSA from the current school year to package your summer financial aid, so a new FAFSA is not required.

Are there grants or scholarships available during the summer?

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Summer financial aid packages consist of federal aid only. Students who serve as RAs and work-study participants may utilize funding for their room charges, but there are no other ORU grants or scholarships in the summer.

If you are a Pell Grant recipient and did not enroll full time for the fall or spring semesters you may be eligible to receive a portion of your unused Pell Grant during the summer.

If I change my summer enrollment, will it affect my financial aid?

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Summer financial aid is packaged by the credit hour and awarded according to the sessions you are enrolled. If you change your enrollment in any way, you must notify the financial aid office so your award package may be reviewed and adjusted if necessary. The Student Service Group provides a Summer Financial Aid Change of Enrollment Form so that you may notify the Financial Aid Office of changes as they occur after you have been packaged with Financial Aid.

If you do not notify the financial aid office, your aid will be adjusted but it may be after you have received a refund for the session. This may cause you to owe a balance to the University. You will then be required to return any funds received before the aid for future sessions will disburse.

Can I receive financial aid for study abroad?

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Yes. If you are participating in the formal study abroad program for the summer term you may receive federal financial aid for your expenses. Follow the instructions in the Study Abroad packet to obtain the required signatures and visit the Financial Aid office in person for a detailed consultation.

Can I receive financial aid for a study trip?

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Financial Aid is available for the tuition cost only of study trips, provided you are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours for the entire summer. (Note: Most study trips are only 3 credits)

What is the summer 360 program for work study?

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Students who work a minimum of 360 hours through Student Employment between the beginning of Session 1 and the end of Session 4 may earn a reimbursement for all summer housing charges. The credit will be deposited in student accounts once 360 hours have been reached. In order to attain the 360 minimum, students must work an average of 30 hours per week. Students are not allowed to work more than 40 hours in any one week.

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