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How to Apply for Summer Financial Aid


Summer is a separate term from the fall and spring, and is the last term of the financial aid year.  During the summer terms, Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans are generally available for undergraduate and graduate students.   The amount of these loans is unrelated to the amount that is borrowed during the previous fall and spring terms.  In contrast, the amount of summer Pell Grant available to eligible undergraduate students does depend on the amount of Pell Grant that was awarded during the previous fall and spring terms.

*Important note:  In order to be eligible for Direct Loans, undergraduate students must be enrolled for a combined minimum of 6 credits between both the summer 1 and summer 2 sessions; graduate students must be enrolled for at least 3 credits of graduate coursework in order to be eligible during the summer sessions. 


Step 1:
Complete the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and included our Title IV school code of 003287

IMPORTANT: If you are already receiving federal aid for either the fall 2013 or spring 2014 terms, then you have already completed the 2013-2014 FAFSA and can skip Step 1.

Step 2:
Complete the Summer Institutional Data Form (IDF).  No aid will be awarded until this form is received by our office.


Step 3:
If this is your first Direct Loan at La Salle University, you are required to also complete a Direct Loan electronic Master Promissory Note (eMPN) through the Direct Loans website.


Step 4:
Every year, the federal government randomly selects a group of students for verification.  If you're selected, you will be required to submit additional documentation in order to complete your application.  This paperwork can be obtained from the forms section of the Financial Aid website.

Aside from verification, there may be other special circumstances pertaining to your application, for which we will need to collect various documentation.  You will receive a letter that details the additional documentation that is needed.  The documentation must be submitted within 2 weeks of receipt of our request letter. (See the section below on deadlines for more information).  No aid will be awarded until the requested documentation is received by our office.

You may use the La Salle portal to see what documentation is needed and if it has been received by the Financial Aid Office.  To view this information, log on to mylasalle, and then click on Br. LUWIS.

Step 5:
Undergraduate students may also apply for a summer PHEAA State Grant.  These applications do not come through our office, but are sent directly to PHEAA.  They are available every year after May 1.  It's important to remember that a student can only have eight semesters of State Grant, and a summer State Grant would be counted as one of those semesters.
Generally, a student needs to take a minimum of 6 credits to be eligible for a Summer PHEAA State Grant.  For more information, please contact PHEAA at 1-800-692-7392.

Why Are These Deadline Dates So Important to You?
The purpose of our deadlines is to assure that your financial aid is credited to your account by the start of the summer term.  Filing late or submitting requested documentation after the deadline may cause a reduction in your financial aid award or a delay in having your aid credited to your account.

If you miss the application or the additional documentation deadline, you must be prepared to use the Actively Managed Payment Plan (AMPP), administered by Nelnet Business Solutions.  Information concerning the payment plan can be obtained by contacting 1-800-609-8056.  If you do not make the necessary payment arrangements, you will incur a late charge that will not be waived.  For more information concerning payment plans and late fees, please contact the Office of Student and Accounts Receivable at 215-951-1055 or bursar@lasalle.edu.

You can reach the Financial Aid Office at 215-951-1070 or e-mail us at finserv@lasalle.edu.