Summer Financial Aid

If you are interested in applying for aid for the summer session, you need to make sure to complete the current year FAFSA for summer 2016. You also need to complete a new FAFSA for your fall semester which is the beginning of our next school year.

After being accepted to Shippensburg, you can go to the admissions portal to activate your account. Once your account is activated, you can follow these instructions to view what aid you have received or see if you have any missing documents we need to process your aid.

When your aid is ready to view, you will get an email that your aid award is ready to view on your MyShip portal. Look for your aid notification email in April.

Currently enrolled Shippensburg University students interested in applying for aid for the summer semester, should read the important information here: http://www.ship.edu/admissions/cost/summer.

Federal Pell grants, federal student loans and alternative student loans may be available to help pay for your undergraduate summer education.

Graduate students are eligible for federal and alternative loans for summer semesters, and may be eligible for other institutional graduate student assistance.

Applications for the Summer Pennsylvania state grant are only available online at www.pheaa.org/tools-resources/account-access/index.shtml.  Existing users must log in to their account in the Account Access Username box on the right hand side of the page.  New users will need to create an account. Under the SIGN IN button there is a Create account link. Once signed in, students may view their current state grant application and information as well as apply for a state grant for the summer semester.  The deadline to apply is August 15 of each year.

Enrollment requirements for the summer state grant program state that students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) in courses that meet for a minimum of 8 weeks instruction and at least 50% of the enrolled credits must be in-classroom instruction for the term (coursework coded as online or blended will not count as in-classroom instruction).

The PA state grant program (PHEAA) is limited to 8 full-time semester awards or 4 academic years of funding.  Please be advised that if you opt to use a state grant during a summer term that you will be using a portion or all of one of these 8 semesters of eligibility.

Student Loans are available for you through the Financial Aid Office. For your graduate or undergraduate student summer loan application, download the form here.

Veterans' benefits may also be available. Read more to find out if you qualify.