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Contemplating Summer Study at CCU?

Summer study is a great way to get ahead or catch-up academically. Please review the information below as you consider the benefits and costs of CCU summer study.

Important Financial Information You Should Know:

Review the summer billing, payment, and disbursement schedule (scroll down to view Important Dates).

Summer study is typically charged at a per credit hour rate. Calculate your costs 

All students requesting financial assistance to attend summer study at Coastal Carolina University must complete a 2017 summer financial aid application‌.

The deadline to submit a 2017 CCU Summer Financial Aid Application (for any 2017 summer term) is May 31, 2017. Please notify Financial Aid & Scholarships if you make changes to your summer schedule after your 2017 CCU Summer Financial Aid Application has been submitted. Changes to your summer class schedule may result in processing delays and changes in eligibility. 

Students applying for federal student aid for summer study must also have a completed 2016-2017 FAFSA on file by June 30, 2017.

For most students, summer financial aid consists of private student loans and/or Federal Parent/Graduate PLUS Loans. If you are interested in these types of loans for summer study, take the steps below to ensure your loans will be processed in time for the upcoming summer term(s). 

Federal Direct Student Loan Borrowers:

  • Complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA IF you have not already done so.
  • Complete a 2017 summer financial aid application‌ and submit it before May 31, 2017.
  • Note: If you have borrowed Direct Loan funds during the Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017 term(s), you may not have remaining Direct Loan eligibility for summer study. Compare what you have borrowed to the Direct Loan Annual Limits.

Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan Borrowers:

  • Only fully-admitted graduate students are eligible to apply.
  • Complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA IF you have not already done so.
  • Complete a 2017 summer financial aid application‌‌ and submit it before May 31, 2017.
  • First-time Direct Grad PLUS Loan borrowers must sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and complete Entrance Loan Counseling.

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Borrowers:

Private Student Loan Borrowers:

  • Complete a 2017 summer financial aid application‌‌ and submit it before May 31, 2017.
  • Complete a loan application with the lender of your choice. Please visit our private loan web page for more information.

Minimum Enrollment Requirements

Please note that for financial aid purposes, all summer sessions are combined into one processing term. To be considered for MOST financial aid, you must be enrolled at least half-time. Half-time enrollment is defined as six (6) credit hours for undergraduate students and three (3) credit hours for graduate students (during the summer sessions only). These minimum enrollment requirements may be achieved in one individual term or over more than one session.  The total of these credit hours may be in one or more summer session (May, Summer I and Summer II). Qualified students enrolled less than half-time may be eligible for private student loans.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements

In order to receive federal aid*, you must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. Check your SAP status after each graded term via WebAdvisor.

Federal Regulation Regarding Required Coursework

As you schedule your summer classes, keep in mind that your enrollment status, in part, determines your federal aid* eligibility.  Your enrollment status for federal aid eligibility is determined by how many eligible Title IV credits you are completing. A helpful tool in determining your enrollment status is your Program Evaluation.


How to access your program evaluation:

  • Log into the Student Menu within WebAdvisor. On the right-hand column, under Academic Planning, click on Program evaluation.
  • Choose your active program. Please note that you should only have one active program available. If the program listed is not your intended major, please see your academic advisor immediately for assistance with changing your academic program.
  • Be sure to select A-All (includes planned) for the work you wish to include.
  • When your program evaluation displays, scroll down to the very bottom and take note of any courses that are included in the “Other” section. These courses are not included in your enrollment status for federal aid eligibility; therefore, you may wish to discuss these courses with your academic advisor and/or a financial aid counselor to determine if it is in your best interest to complete them.

Federal Regulation Regarding Repeat Courses 

A student is able to receive federal aid* for a previously passed course only once more when the repeated course results in a grade.  

*Federal aid includes the PELL, SEOG, and TEACH Grants, Perkins Loan, Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan, Direct Parent PLUS Loan, Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, and Federal Work Study. Additionally, the South Carolina Need Based Grant follows all federal Title IV regulations.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility for financial aid during the summer, please stop by our office in Baxley Hall 219 and a financial aid counselor will be happy to assist you!