The treatment of Minimester units varies based on the aid programs you are receiving.
For many aid programs, including all TU Scholarships, awards cannot be adjusted or disbursed based on Minimester units.
We can only adjust aid payments for minimester units for the following aid programs:
These Mini-Spring payments are subject to the following rules:
+ Minimester Units
= Total Units for Spring Aid Payments
If you already meet the minimum unit requirements for all your spring aid based solely on your spring units, then your Minimester units will not change your spring aid. If your additional Minimester units boost you to a higher enrollment level, such as from 3/4-time to full-time status, then we will base your spring aid payments on that combined level.
Summer aid is limited. To borrow any federal loans you must enroll at least half-time.
If you already borrowed your maximum annual 2020-2021 Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans during the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, then you can't borrow additional Direct Subsidized / Unsubsidized Loans for Summer 2021. See loan limit charts. PLUS loans don't have annual limits, but your total aid can't exceed your summer Cost of Attendance budget.
|aid programs||Summer aid options|
|Pell Grants||Need-based grant for undergraduate students. Only available to students who meet the Pell Grant eligibility requirements.|
|Direct Subsidized Student Loans||Need-based federal loan for undergraduate students. Only available to students with leftover loan eligibility from the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semesters.|
|Direct Unsubsidized Student Loans||Federal loan for students with leftover eligibility from the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semesters.|
|Parent PLUS Loans||Federal loan for parents of undergraduate students.|
|Graduate Student PLUS Loans||Federal loan for graduate students.|
You must be pursuing your first Bachelor's Degree, and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your 2020-2021 FAFSA must be less than 5,712. Summer grant amounts are based on your total summer units and your EFC. To receive summer Pell Grants, you must also must meet one of the following conditions:
To apply for Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans for summer, you must also meet all of the following conditions:
If you do not meet the Pell Grant or Subsidized / Unsubsidized Loan requirements, then you might want to borrow a federal PLUS loan.
Carefully read the summer loan and Pell grant eligibility criteria outlined above.
If you have not already done so, you must submit a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Because your summer aid eligibility will depend on your total summer course units, you must register for your summer courses before you submit your summer aid application.
To apply for summer aid, you must submit our Summer Aid Application.
When your summer aid offer is ready, we will send an aid notification to your TU email account. You must review your awards to confirm and accept your approved amounts.
If you change your total summer units after you submit the summer aid application, it can reduce your aid and increase your remaining charges.
If your summer aid exceeds your charges, you will receive a financial aid rebate. Rebates are usually available three weeks after the credit balance occurs.