Financial Aid & Scholarship Office

Summer 2018 Financial Aid Information and Application

Priority Deadline: April 27, 2018 to defer fees

Requirements prior to submission of summer aid application:

You must:

  • Register for classes prior to submitting this application. Financial aid students must pay the difference between their registration fees and anticipated aid.  Students who do not meet the priority deadline must pay full fees within 48 hours.  There will be no fee deferment after April 27, 2018 for Financial applicants.

  • Have a 17/18 FAFSA on file. Your financial aid file must be complete, with all corrections and required documents reviewed by May 11, 2018.

Eligibility for summer aid:

  1. Undergraduates and Credential students may be eligible for summer Pell Grant. The amount of Pell for which you may be eligible is dependent on remaining eligibility and units of enrollment.

  2. Post-baccalaureate and graduate students:You must have made satisfactory academic progress, and be within the federal aid maximum units.

    • Requirements (180 attempted units undergraduates, 60 units attempted for post-baccalaureate students

  3. If you are in a conditionally classified post baccalaureate program and have already received aid as a conditionally classified student prior to Fall 2017, you will not be eligible for further financial aid until admitted into a Credential, Master’s, or second Bachelor’s degree program.

  4. Failure to attend classes after receiving aid will require repayment. 

  5. Course enrollment changes, including school cancellation of course(s), will result in adjustment of aid and repayment by you, if applicable.

  6. If you received a fee waiver or an outside agency paid your fees during the 17/18 academic year, we will assume continued receipt of benefits for summer.  Please contact us if you will no longer be eligible for these benefits in summer.

  7. If you would like to request loans after your initial summer aid application has been submitted, you will need to edit and submit changes on your summer aid application.

  8. There is no financial aid available for consortium agreements during the summer session.

Processing time and notification of eligibility:

  1. Applications will be reviewed in the order received.

  2. Notification of summer financial aid will be by e-mail. Check your Student Center. If you are denied, you must pay summer fees right away to avoid being dropped. 

  3. Disbursement dates are June 7, July 5, and August 2. Please note: in some cases, the disbursement will occur after the start of your first class. If you are on academic probation or on a satisfactory academic progress contract, your aid will not be disbursed before August 2.

  4. If you have not already signed up for Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) to have your aid delivered directly to your checking account, we recommend you do. EFT sign-up is available through your Student Center.

Change in Enrollment for Summer Session:

RCE's Summer Session 2018 Add/Drop form is required May 18-June 3 to add/drop classes. 

Beginning June 4: You must complete both the Summer Change in Enrollment form (PDF) along with RCE's Summer Session 2018 Add/Drop form. Financial Aid students MUST have approval by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office to change classes.