Summer aid

We can help you find the resources to take classes during summer sessions at IUPUC. Like the process to obtain aid for fall and spring classes, it all begins with the FAFSA. And remember: Indiana University is offering a 25 percent discount on summer tuition for 2015.


  • You must have a valid FAFSA on file for the previous academic year.
  • You must be admitted into a degree program and enrolled in at least six credit hours if an undergraduate student or four credit hours if you are a graduate student.
  • You must be making satisfactory academic progress.
  • You must have completed all financial aid items in your “To Do List” in One.

New Borrowers

An email will be sent to your IU email account instructing you about how to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and entrance counseling for your loan. Complete the note quickly so that your loan will be sent to IUPUC for disbursement.

Previous Borrowers

If you meet the eligibility requirements and borrowed funds the previous academic year, your loan for the new year will be listed when you accept or decline your financial aid offer in One

Accepting & Declining Summer Aid

  • If you are awarded aid for the summer, you will be notified. To view your financial aid notification, go to your “Student Center” in One and click “View Financial Aid.”
  • Avoid borrowing more than you need. If you do NOT want to receive loans for summer classes, go to One and decline summer aid by clicking “Accept/Decline Awards.”

Child of Veteran & Public Safety Officer Supplemental Grant Program

This program provides tuition and fee assistance for eligible children of disabled Indiana veterans, children and spouses of certain members of the Indiana National Guard killed during active duty, and children and spouses of Indiana public safety officers killed in the line of duty.

If you qualify for the Child of Veteran & Public Safety Officer Supplemental Grant Program (CVO), you must have a current FAFSA and CVO application on file to be considered for summer aid.
  • When you enroll for summer courses, we will apply the fee remission to your tuition bill.
  • To receive a CVO award, you must meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards.

Direct Loans

If you received your full annual eligibility in direct loans during the prior academic year, you will not be eligible for summer loans.

  • If you canceled or returned your direct loan  during the previous academic year, you will have remaining eligibility during the summer as long as you are enrolled at least half-time.
  • If you do not want to accept direct loans for summer courses, decline them in One under “Student Center.”

Federal Work-Study (FWS) Jobs

If you had a work-study job during the regular academic year, you may request summer work-study employment by e-mailing We will review your request to determine if you are eligible in comparison to the availability of FWS funding.

Pell Grants

If you are eligible for a Pell Grant, you will automatically be considered for summer aid.
  • If you were not a full-time student during the previous academic year, you may have remaining funds in your Pell Grant award that can be used during the summer as long as the amount does not exceed the total scheduled amount.
  • Pell Grant funds are disbursed ten (10) days before the first day of your first summer class and the amount is based on your enrollment level at that time.
  • Classes added after the Pell Grant census date for either summer session are not considered in the determination of your total award amount.
  • Decreases in enrolled credit hours during the summer, non-attendance in a summer class, or a total or unofficial withdrawal from summer classes will impact financial aid already awarded, including returning funds already received and a balance due to IUPUC.

PLUS & Private Loans

For most students, summer aid consists of private student loans and/or federal PLUS loans.

  • If you are a dependent of your parents for financial aid purposes, your parent may borrow funds for summer classes through the federal PLUS Loan program.
  • You may also pursue private student loans.
These loans require verification of your summer enrollment and proof that you meet basic eligibility criteria.