Winter and Summer Term Financial Aid

Winter and summer term aid is based on any remaining financial aid eligibility from the current academic year. Aid is determined once a student registers for winter or summer courses, has a FAFSA on file, and has completed all outstanding requirements.

Generally, students are only eligible for additional federal student loan funds if they have the number of hours required to advance in grade level by the end of the fall or spring semester and are enrolled at least half time. If all federal student loan eligibility has been exhausted, the student may want to consider a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan or a Private Loan.

Students who received a Federal Pell Grant for the fall and/or spring semester may be eligible for an additional Pell Grant for winter or summer study, depending on their enrollment status during the fall and spring semester.

After registering for winter or summer courses, students are typically notified of their winter eligibility in November and of their summer eligibility in April. Students can use their Miami scholarships during fall and spring semesters only. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for students who submit a Scholarship Appeal.

  • An example of an approved appeal would be if the student will graduate at the end of summer enrollment, and funding is available. Scholarships are prorated based on enrollment.

Financial aid for students that transfer during a summer term will be based on any remaining financial aid eligibility from the previous fall and spring semesters. A FAFSA from the current year must be on file (unless applying for a private loan only) and all aid requirements must be complete.