Summer School Information - Coastal Carolina University
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SUMMER FINANCIAL AID

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.

Summer Financial Aid Checklist

***Important Information***

All students must be prepared to pay for Maymester classes no later than May 3, 2021. Financial Aid may not be processed prior to payment deadline.

If enrolled in multiple summer modules, financial aid funds may not be disbursed to your account until enrollment has begun in all modules. (Example: if enrolled in Maymester, Summer I and Summer II modules, you may not receive a refund (if applicable) until you begin your Summer II module.


Summer Financial Aid Application

All students requesting financial assistance to attend summer study at Coastal Carolina University must complete a 2021 Summer Financial Aid Application.

  • The priority deadline to submit a 2021 Summer Application (for any 2021 summer module) is May 31, 2021. Applications received after May 31st may be delayed in processing.
  • You should notify Financial Aid and Scholarships if you make changes to your summer schedule after your 2021 Summer Financial Aid Application has been submitted. Changes to your summer class schedule will result in processing delays and may cause changes in eligibility.
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships will begin processing summer applications mid-late April. Continue to monitor WebAdvisor and your CCU email for updates.

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Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA if Applying for Federal Aid

To be considered for federal financial aid in the summer, you must complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA. The federal deadline to submit an application is June 30, 2021.

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Minimum Enrollment Requirements and Eligibility

Maymester, Summer I and Summer II modules are combined into one summer processing term. To be considered for MOST financial aid, you must be enrolled at least halftime in required coursework over the course of all summer modules. Halftime enrollment is defined as six (6) credit hours for undergraduate students and three (3) credit hours for graduate students (during the summer modules only). The total of these credit hours may be achieved through enrollment in one or more summer module (May, Summer I and/or Summer II). Qualified students enrolled less than halftime may be eligible for private student loans from certain lenders.

Failure to attend your scheduled courses may impact your eligibility for financial aid.

IMPORTANT: If enrolled in multiple summer modules, financial aid funds may not be disbursed to your account until enrollment has begun in all modules. (Example: if enrolled in Maymester, Summer I and Summer II modules, you may not receive a refund (if applicable) until you begin your Summer II module.

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 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 in 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 ‘Registered/Preregistered’ for the work you wish to include.
  • When your program evaluation displays, scroll down to the 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. If your advisor determines your courses are required for degree completion, please have them send an email to finaid@coastal.edu with REQUIRED COURSEWORK in the subject line.

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 in the summer term includes PELL, IASG and TEACH Grants, Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Direct Parent PLUS Loans, Direct Graduate PLUS Loans.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements

In order to receive federal aid* you must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. Check your SAP status after each graded term via WebAdvisor. The annual SAP review is completed each year after Spring grades are final. Students who are not meeting SAP after this review are ineligible for summer federal financial aid and any previously awarded federal aid will be cancelled.

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Costs and Payment Deadlines

  • Review the summer billing, payment, and disbursement schedule (under Important Student Accounts Dates).
  • Summer study is typically charged at a per credit hour rate. Calculate your costs.
  • All students must be prepared to pay for Maymester classes no later than May 3, 2021. Financial Aid may not be processed prior to payment deadline.

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Summer Financial Aid Opportunities

 Federal Pell Grant Recipients

Effective July 1, 2017, an eligible Pell Grant recipient can receive up to 150 percent (150%) of their scheduled Pell Grant award for the year. Students must be enrolled at least halftime in required coursework (six (6) credits over the entire summer award period - Maymester, Summer I and Summer II). The additional Pell Grant will be included in the student's 600 percent (600%) maximum Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used.

Federal Direct Student Loan Borrowers

  • Only fully-admitted graduate students are eligible to apply.
  • Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA if you have not already done so.
  • Submit a Direct PLUS loan application for Graduate/Professional Student using your (the student’s) FSA ID.
  • Complete a 2021 Summer Financial Aid Application and submit to Financial Aid and Scholarships before May 31, 2021.
  • 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

  • Only degree-seeking undergraduate dependent students are eligible for Federal Direct Parent PLUS.
  • Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA if you have not already done so.
  • Complete a 2021 Summer Financial Aid Application and submit to Financial Aid and Scholarships before May 31, 2021.
  • Parent borrower(s) must apply for a Direct PLUS loan using the Parent's FSA ID.
  • Sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN).

Private Student Loan Borrowers

  • Complete a 2021 Summer Financial Aid Application and submit to Financial Aid and Scholarships before May 31, 2021.
  • Complete a loan application with the lender of your choice. Please click here more information.

Summer SC State Scholarships

  • A student who has been verified as meeting all general and continuing eligibility requirements at the end of spring term may use a semester of their state scholarship terms in summer as long as they are enrolled in 12 credit hours and have not exceeded their 8 terms of eligibility. Please visit here for more information.

Academic Common Market

  • Recipients of the Academic Common Market (ACM) may be eligible to receive the waiver in the summer for courses billed at the out-of-state tuition rate.  ACM recipients from MD, TN and VA require fulltime enrollment. Fulltime enrollment in summer is determined as follows:

Maymester:          3 or more credit hours

Summer I:            6 or more credit hours

Summer II:           3 or more credit hours

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If you have questions regarding your eligibility for financial aid during the summer, please contact our office and a financial aid counselor will be happy to assist you.