Summer Aid Availability

Federal Pell Grant

Eligible Pell Grant students may enroll part-time or full-time to receive this grant.

If you are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant during the summer, your Pell Grant could be awarded from either the 2020-21 or 2021-22 academic year. We will review your eligibility from both years then award you the higher Pell Grant. If you have been awarded your full-time initial scheduled Pell Grant during 2021-22, you must be enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours in summer to receive an additional Pell Grant award from the 2021-22 academic year and the disbursement of those funds may be delayed based on your enrollment. To receive Pell Grant from either year, all outstanding requirements for that year must have been submitted to and processed by the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Receipt of Pell Grant will be counted toward your maximum 600% lifetime Pell Grant usage limit.

Federal TEACH Grant

Undergraduate and graduate students who are completing or intend to complete coursework to begin a career in teaching and who agree to serve for a minimum of four years as a full-time, highly qualified, high-need field teacher in a low income school may qualify for this program. To apply for Federal Teach Grant for summer enrollment click on the following URL, .

The chart below indicates your potential maximum eligibility for the Federal TEACH Grant for the 2021 summer enrollment period.

Summer Federal TEACH Grant Maximum Eligibility Chart
Enrollment Status Undergraduate Graduate
Full time $1,886 $1,886
Three-quarter time $1,415 $1,415
Half time $943 $943
Less than Half Time $472 $472

WV PROMISE Scholarship

Summer WV Promise Scholarship awards are available on a limited basis to students eligible for scholarship continuation at the end of the academic year. To apply for the 2021 summer term, please fill out the summer PROMISE application at the following URL:

Submit to the West Virginia Higher Education Commission by June 15, 2021.

To be eligible for a summer award, a student must be academically eligible for scholarship continuation at the end of the spring semester preceding the summer that assistance is requested.

  • A summer award counts as a semester of utilization toward the maximum number of available semesters.
  • Priority for summer awards will be based on class rank with the highest priority given to students closest to graduation.
  • Any summer award under this provision is dependent upon the availability of funds.
  • Summer awards will not be made until early June / early July; therefore, you may be responsible for payment until that time.
  • To be eligible for a summer award you must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours during the summer term(s) unless graduating at the end of the 2021 summer term. Students graduating at the end of the summer term are only required to take 6 credit hours.

For more information, please contact the PROMISE Scholarship Office at (877) 987-7664.

WV Higher Education Adult Part-time Student (HEAPS) Grant

Undergraduate WV students may qualify for this grant if they attend summer part-time (less than 12 credits). Students who submit a Summer Financial Aid Request by the priority deadline of April 30, 2021, will be considered for this grant.

The chart below indicates your potential maximum eligibility for the WV HEAPS Grant for the 2020 summer enrollment period:

Summer HEAPS Grant Maximum Eligibility Chart
Enrollment Status Undergraduate
Three-quarter time $1,088
Half time $725
Less-than half time $363

Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program

Students are subject to annual Federal Direct Loan (FDL) limits each academic year. Annual FDL limits vary based on your dependency status and grade level. You must be enrolled at least half time during the summer to qualify for a FDL and have remaining loan eligibility based on your annual and aggregate limits. You will be considered for only the FDL eligibility you indicated on your Summer Financial Aid Request.

If you have never borrowed from the FDL Program, you will have to complete Entrance Loan Counseling electronically and sign an electronic FDL  Loan Agreement (or Master Promissory Note). If you have previously borrowed from the Federal Direct Loan Program and your FDL Master Promissory Note is older than 10 years, you will have to sign a new one. To do this, please visit

For more information about Federal Direct Loans, please visit

Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program

This program is available to parents of undergraduate students and to graduate students who need funding beyond Direct Loans. Applicants must be credit-worthy to qualify for this program. A PLUS borrower may receive a PLUS Loan up to the total Estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) less financial aid resources received by the student.

Students must be enrolled half time to qualify for the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program.

There are additional steps Federal Direct PLUS applicants must take to be considered for this program. For more information about the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program and procedures to apply, please visit

Private Education Loans

Students who need additional funds after considering all other financial aid programs or are ineligible for any of the financial aid programs listed above may consider a private education loan to assist with their educational costs.

This will require you to apply directly with a lender of your choice. For more information about private education loans, please visit



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