Summer School

Am I Eligible?

  • You must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2015-16 school year on file at NC State University. A FAFSA may take several weeks to be processed and received by the University. Therefore, you must have the FAFSA on file considerably earlier than the Summer School financial aid application deadlines.
  • You must be enrolled in a degree program at NC State University.
  • Need-based grant funding requires a minimum of one 3 credit course.  Loan funding requires at least half time (6 hours for undergrads, 4.5 hours for grad students).  Coursework in different sessions can be combined to reach half time enrollment, but if classes in summer session 2 are required to reach half time enrollment, loans will not disburse until summer session 2.  Students are strongly encouraged to take half time coursework in one session.
  • You must meet the conditions of the Policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress to enroll in summer sessions (see here).

How to apply:

The summer aid application will be available on March 18, 2016.  To apply for summer aid

  • Log on to MyPack
  • Navigate to the Student Center and click on My Financial Aid
  • Select the 2015-16 academic year and click on the Summer tab.
  • Read the information and instructions and complete the summer aid application. You may apply for summer aid prior to registering for classes, however, you are encouraged to be certain about the enrollment plans you indicate on the application. Changes to enrollment plans after the submission of the application will require contacting your financial aid counselor.


Priority Deadline
Final Deadline
Attending Summer I only:
Attending Ten Week only:
Attending Summer I and II:
Attending Summer II only:

 Available Funding:

Need-based grants will be funded based on your total credit hours with a minimum enrollment of one 3 credit course in any summer session.  Loan funding may also be available and requires at least half time enrollment.   The availability of loan funding depends on your previous 15-16 borrowing activity.  But, even if you’ve reached the maximum annual loan limit for your grade level (view chart), you may qualify for PLUS or alternative lending options.  If you expect to move to the next grade level and therefore have additional eligibility, please contact our staff.

Disbursement of funding:

Summer Session disbursements will NOT occur on the first day of class. Students who applied by the priority deadline should plan for refunds to be available at least 3 days after the scheduled disbursement dates.

Summer Session I:
Ten Week Session:
Summer Session II:

*Funds for students who have combined enrollment in both summer sessions to reach half time enrollment (6 undergraduate hours) will not be disbursed until the second session disbursement date.  Aid disbursements for students studying abroad may be delayed if start dates for the program differ than the standard term start dates.

What if my plans change after I completed the Summer Application?

If your hours or terms of enrollment change, you must notify your financial aid counselor. Enrollment changes may require revision or repayment of some or all of the funds you receive.

After your aid is awarded:

Please view our Summer Conditions and Responsibilities of Award Acceptance for important information about your rights and responsibilities that come with receiving summer financial aid.  If you fail to enroll in the number of hours that you indicated on the Summer online application or if you drop hours after beginning the summer session, repayment of financial aid will be required, including repaying funds that have already been disbursed to you.