Summer Aid

Summer Financial Aid

How to Apply for Summer Financial Aid

If you are a new student (did not attend school during Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017) or new to NCC (attended another school during Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017) beginning in Summer 2017, you must:

  • Be registered for summer I and/or summer II semester classes
  • Complete the 2016-17 FAFSA and submit any additional requested documentation
  • Have remaining eligibility for federal financial aid for the 2016-17 academic year (not used at another school)

If you are a current student (enrolled in Spring 2017), you must:

  • Be registered for summer I and/or summer II semester classes
  • Submit a Request For Summer 2017 Financial Aid (PDF) form (also available from the NCC Financial Aid Office)
  • Complete the 2016-17 FAFSA and submit any additional requested documentation
  • Having remaining eligibility for federal financial aid for the 2016-17 academic year (based on what was used during the Fall and Spring semesters)

Important summer aid information for current students (attending Spring 2017):

  • If you are taking spring semester courses, your eligibility for summer financial aid is contingent upon the successful completion of these courses. Because of this, your application for summer aid cannot be processed until after your spring semester grades are posted. Therefore, if you are taking Spring semester courses, you will need to pay for your summer I semester course(s) by the tuition due date with your own funds.
  • If your summer financial aid award is based on your enrollment in both summer semesters, aid funds will not be disbursed until after the start of the summer II semester (in order to verify enrollment). Consequently, student refunds will not be issued until after the start of the summer II semester.

Financial Aid Programs for Summer

Federal Pell Grants

If you are eligible for a Pell grant during the 2016/2017 academic year and were not a full-time (i.e. 12 credits or more) student during both the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters, you may be eligible for a Pell grant during the Summer 2017 semester.

Federal Direct Loans

If you wish to apply for a federal Direct (i.e. student) loan for summer study, you must:

  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credits during the summer, and
  • Indicate that you want to be considered for a summer student loan on the Request for Summer 2017 Financial Aid (PDF) form you submit, and
  • Complete a Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (available on the Web at studentloans.gov if you have not previously done so.
  • Have remaining loan eligibility for 2016-17 (depending upon what was used during the fall and/or spring semesters)

Pennsylvania State Grants

To be considered for a summer Pennsylvania State grant, you must: