Requirements

  • Students must have a current academic year FAFSA on file.
  • After registering for the winter intersession, complete the Winter Intersession Application and turn it into the Financial Aid Office. 
  • Students should only complete the form if they want to use remaining Direct Loan eligibility or have already borrowed the maximum in other loan eligibility.

 Loan eligibility

  • Loans are the only type of aid available for winter intersession.
  • If the student is already receiving the maximum Federal Direct Loan for their grade level, then only Parent PLUS LoansGraduate PLUS Loans or private student loans might be available. These loans require a separate application.
  • Additional eligibility for loans will be limited to the cost of winter intersession tuition and fees. When fees are known, they should be posted on the Cost to Attend website.
  • If the maximum Parent PLUS LoanGraduate PLUS Loan or private student loan has not been borrowed, the borrower can apply for these loans without needing to complete the Winter Intersession Application. 

 Winter intersession billing

  • Winter intersession costs may be billed separately, but any approved winter intersession aid is part of the spring semester and will be disbursed along with the spring aid.

3 credits in winter intersession and 3 credits in spring semester

Important: If a student is taking 3 credits in winter intersession and is only taking 3 credits in the spring semester, even though they would be considered half-time for financial aid purposes, they will be considered to be less than half-time for enrollment purposes and will be reported to the National Clearinghouse (and therefore the National Student Loan Data System) as less than half-time. This could cause the student to go into repayment on their student loans.