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The treatment of Minimester units varies depending on which aid programs you receive.
For many aid programs, including all TU Scholarships, awards can't be adjusted or disbursed based on Minimester units.
We can only adjust aid payments for minimester units for these aid programs:
Combined Mini + Spring term payment 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 2022-2023 Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans during the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters, then you can't borrow those Loans for Summer 2023. 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. You must meet the Pell Grant eligibility requirements.|
|Direct Subsidized Student Loans||Need-based federal loan for undergraduate students. Only available if you have leftover eligibility from the Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 semesters.|
|Direct Unsubsidized Student Loans||Federal loan for students with leftover eligibility from the fall 2022 or spring 2023 semesters.|
|Parent PLUS Loans||Federal loan for parents of undergraduate students.|
|Graduate Student PLUS Loans||Federal loan for graduate students.|
|Private loans||Private loans always require a credit check and usually have higher borrowing costs (interest and fees).|
You must be pursuing your first bachelor's degree, and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your 2022-2023 FAFSA must be less than 6,207. Summer grant amounts are based on your total summer units and your EFC. To receive summer Pell Grants, you must also meet one of these conditions:
To apply for summer Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans, you must also meet all these conditions:
If you don't meet the Pell Grant or Subsidized / Unsubsidized Loan requirements, then you might want to borrow a federal PLUS loan.
Before you apply for summer 2023 aid, carefully read the summer loan and Pell grant eligibility criteria outlined above.
1) If you have not already done so, you must submit a 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
2) Because your summer aid eligibility will depend on your total summer course units, you must register for your summer courses before you submit the summer aid application.
3) You must submit the Summer Aid Application.
For instructions, see private loans.
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 you don't receive enough to pay all your charges, you must plan how you will pay those 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.
If you have questions, please contact us.