Financial Aid Office
Summer Financial Aid
At EOU, each financial aid processing year begins with summer quarter as the “header” term. While summer quarter is the first term of the award year, we make initial offers of financial aid for fall, winter, and spring quarters at full time attendance (12 credit hours per quarter for undergraduates and 9 credit hours per quarter for graduates). We make initial offers for fall, winter, and spring quarters because we can easily program our computer system to automatically award a large group of students using this three term, full time model.
Summer Financial Aid Request Form
Students who want financial aid for summer term attendance should go to our financial aid forms page and fill out a summer financial aid request form. After we receive your form, we will process your request for financial aid by adding summer term to your financial aid offer. Once your summer request form has been processed we will send an email to your EOU email account. After you receive our email notification, log into Webster to accept your award. Please DO NOT accept aid until the summer form has been processed. If you accept your fall, winter, spring offer and then add summer aid, it will take us longer to process your summer aid request. Students who attend four terms have the option of having your loan offers spread out through the four terms. Students who are eligible to receive the Pell Grant and who request summer term financial aid, will have a portion of the Pell Grant scheduled in summer term. Students who are attending full time and attending all four quarters (summer, fall, winter, & spring), will have their full time Pell Grant scheduled in summer, fall, and winter only. Some types of financial aid may not be offered for summer term attendance.
Important Notes about Summer Term
To receive financial aid, students must be admitted to EOU. Non-admitted students can register for more than 8 credit hours summer term (this is different than the policy for fall, winter, and spring terms). Even though non-admitted students can register for more credit hours summer term, this exception does not negate the admissions requirement for financial aid.
Students who have been academically suspended at the end of spring term are able to maintain their summer term enrollment. Financial aid will not be disbursed to any student who is academically suspended. Students must petition with the academic standards committee to be reinstated to EOU and, subsequently, receive financial aid. See the Registrar’s Office web pages for information about Academic Standards at EOU.