Summer Aid

Summer Aid

Summer Aid Information

The summer semester is considered a “trailer” to the standard academic year. This means that summer acts as a third semester of the 19/20 award year. As a result, you will only have remaining federal aid for the Summer term if you have not exhausted your aid eligibility for 19/20.

Please keep  in mind:

  • TAG does not provide summer grants at all, regardless of enrollment or eligibility.
  • Pell Grants are available in some cases. Our office will automatically award you the maximum Pell Grant for which you are eligible. 
  • Student loans are available if you did not borrow your full annual loan limit during the fall and spring semesters OR you advance grade levels (move from Freshman to Sophomore OR from Sophomore to Junior).

The summer term is considered the end of an academic year. You may receive financial aid for summer courses if:

  • You are enrolled at least half-time as a degree-seeking student at Rowan (6 credits for undergraduates; 4.5 credits for graduates);
  • You are maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress;
  • You have remaining (unused) eligibility from the fall and spring term;
  • You have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 19/20 award year; and
  • You complete the Summer Term Financial Aid Request Form

Applying for Summer Financial Aid

After you have registered for your summer term courses, you will need to complete and submit the application for summer aid. This is  usually available sometime in the Spring semester. 

You must indicate the desired Direct Student Loan amount if you have remaining (unused) eligibility from the fall and spring term.

You may need to consider borrowing an Alternative Loan or a PLUS loan if you have exhausted your 19/20 financial aid eligibility. Students or parents may apply for alternative or private education loans. Rowan University neither maintains a preferred lender list; nor do we endorse/recommend private lenders. However, ELMSelect provides a neutral lender and product comparison tool for these types of loans.

Additionally, the State of NJ offers the NJCLASS Loan Program. These loans are available to both NJ residents and our out-of-state/non-resident students.  

Please note that approval for PLUS and alternative loans are based on a credit review by the loan lender.


Apply for Summer Aid