Financial Aid FAQ: Summer classes


This is part of a series of information from the Financial Aid Office. Although this is an FA column, any and all billing, payment and refund of fees questions should be directed to the Student Accounts Office located in Old Main Room 100 or by calling 717-477-1211.

If you are planning on taking summer classes, please check your financial aid on the portal to see if you have used all of your 2012-2013 allotted aid for fall and spring.

Summer is a “footer” here at SU, meaning the year runs fall, spring and summer. If you use all your allotted loans and grants for fall and spring, there will be nothing left to use for summer.

If this is the case, you may apply for a credit-based, educational loan through a third party lender of your choosing (list of lenders are on our website) or a parent can apply for a Parent PLUS loan to cover your summer costs (certain criteria applies — please contact our office with questions).

If you received a Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) State Grant this year, you may qualify for a summer state grant if you are planning to attend at least two of the three summer sessions.

Please call PHEAA at 1-800-692-7392 or contact the Financial Aid Office to make an appointment with Melinda Kasper to inquire of the summer state grant application procedure.
Graduating at the end of this term?

Congratulations! If you have ever borrowed student loans, we will require that you complete “exit counseling” at National Student Loan Date System for Students (NSLDS).

This is a review of your obligations to the lender(s) concerning your federal loans you have taken out. We will send you an email with instructions on how to complete the “exit counseling.” Please follow the steps necessary to complete this requirement.

Have a question about a refund?

Please contact student accounts, not financial aid regarding any and all refund inquiries, billing and fee questions, meal plan changes, dormitory costs, etc.

An easy way to remember this separation of office duties is Financial Aid awards you money while the Student Accounts office bills your account and issues refunds.

Have questions for financial aid? Please call our office Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 717–477–1131 or email us at finaid@ship.edu.


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