Summer is considered a non-standard term. Consequently, the UNLV Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will determine your eligibility for summer financial aid after a manual review of your 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the financial aid funding you received during the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters.

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If you are a degree-seeking student interested in taking courses during the summer terms, please complete a 2022 Summer Form for Financial Aid. Complete this form in its entirety and submit it through the Self-Service Help Center by the date below that matches your earliest session of enrollment.

Summer I Session Priority Deadline Summer II Session Priority Deadline Summer III Session Priority Deadline
April 29, 2022 May 20, 2022 June 24, 2022

Submitting your completed 2022 Summer Form by this date ensures that you will receive your summer financial aid eligibility notification by the payment deadline. All forms received after the appropriate date will still be accepted and reviewed, but financial aid may not be in place before payment is due.

Loans

Many students use their annual maximum total loan eligibility during the fall and spring semesters. This often results in a student not having any remaining financial aid eligibility for the summer terms. For example:

  • A student is a senior and received a $5,500 federal subsidized loan for the school year. $2,750 was disbursed to the student in the fall semester, and $2,750 was disbursed to the student in the spring semester. The U.S. Department of Education will allow a school to only disburse up to $5,500 in a subsidized loan to a senior for the entire academic year. Since the student used the full eligibility for the federal subsidized loan for the fall and spring semesters, there is no remaining federal subsidized loan eligibility for the summer term.

If a student has not used all of their Direct Subsidized and/or Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan eligibility during the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters, the student must be enrolled at least half time during the summer term (6 credit hours for undergraduate students, 5 credit hours for graduate students, or 4 credit hours for law students) to be considered in an eligible enrollment status for student loans..

Private Loans

If you are interested in receiving a private loan, complete the 2022 Summer Private Loan and Updates Form. Complete this form in its entirety and submit it through the Self-Service Help Center by the date listed above that matches your earliest session of enrollment. The Summer Private Loan and Updates Form is subject to the same priority deadlines as the 2022 Summer Form for Financial Aid.

Submitting your completed 2022 Summer Form by the above priority dates ensures that you will receive your summer financial aid eligibility notification by the payment deadline. All forms received after the appropriate date will still be accepted and reviewed, but financial aid may not be in place before payment is due.

Direct PLUS Loans

If you are interested in receiving a Direct PLUS Loan, apply online using the summer term dates of May 2022 – August 2022.

Please ensure that you complete the Master Promissory Note, Loan Entrance Counseling, and/or an endorser addendum as appropriate for your Direct PLUS Loan application and credit check. The Direct PLUS Loan is subject to the same priority deadlines as the 2022 Summer Form for Financial Aid.

Submitting your completed 2022 Summer Form by the above date ensures that you will receive your summer financial aid eligibility notification by the payment deadline. All forms received after the appropriate date will still be accepted and reviewed, but financial aid may not be in place before payment is due.

Millennium Scholarship

If you're eligible for the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program during the summer term, the Nevada Treasurer's Office will not credit your summer Millennium Scholarship to your MyUNLV account until the end of October 2022, in accordance with program scholarship rules. Any Millennium Scholarship funding for summer functions as a reimbursement. You are responsible for paying the amount listed on your student account by the tuition and fees deadline for the appropriate summer session.

Year-Round PELL Grant

To be eligible for Year-Round Pell Grant funding, you must meet program requirements and enroll in at least 6 credits during the summer terms. Pell Grant funding is based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the 2021- 2022 FAFSA. Some program requirements include:

  • Funding will vary based on EFC
  • Funding determined on number of credits enrolled
  • Aggregate lifetime funding cannot exceed 600% (6 years or 12 semesters of full-time enrollment)

How do I know how much Year-Round Pell Grant funding I may be eligible for?

The easiest way to estimate your Year-Round Pell Grant eligibility is to look at your spring 2022 Pell Grant funding amount. If you were enrolled full-time for spring 2022, you likely received 50% of your annual eligibility. For summer 2022, you will likely be eligible for half of your spring 2022 disbursement if you are enrolled in 6 credits.

In the example below, an undergraduate student who has received 50% of their Pell Grant funding in fall 2021 and 50% of their Pell Grant funding in spring 2022 will have used 100% of their scheduled Pell Grant funding amount. If the student enrolls in summer 2022, they may qualify for the additional Year-Round Pell Grant funding if they meet the program eligibility requirements and are enrolled in at least 6 credits.

Note: The example below assumes the EFC is $0, and the student is enrolled in six (6) credits

Semester Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Total
Enrolled Credits 12 credits 12 credits 6 credits  
% of Pell Used 50% 50% 25% 125%
Award Amount $3248 $3247 $1624