Summer Financial Aid Information

Summer session financial aid is unique in awarding from fall and spring semesters.

PELL Grants, other grants and loan programs may be available on a very limited basis.

Summer Direct Loans are limited to a student's remaining eligibility from the 2016-2017 academic year. If a student used their full annual eligibility for PELL Grant and student loans in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, then the student may not have any remaining eligibility for Summer 2017. The Work-Study program is not available during summer session.

How to Apply for Summer Aid

To apply for financial aid for Summer session (May) 2017, you must:

  1. be admitted to ISU as a Degree Seeking Student.
  2. complete a FAFSA (using 2015 tax information) and submit it to ISU.
    • Note: the deadline for filing 2016/2017 FAFSA on the web is June 30, 2017.
  3. register for summer classes on Bengal Web before submitting your Summer Supplement Form.
  4. print and submit a Summer Supplement Form  to the ISU Financial Aid Office.  
    • Submit the form early for best consideration of limited programs.


Enrollment requirements

Enrollment requirements for summer remain the same as for the fall and spring semesters:

  • Undergraduate and Applied Technology Students:
    • Half-time enrollment is 6-8 credit hours
    • ¾-time enrollment is 9-11 credit hours
    • Full-time enrollment is 12 or more credit hours
  • Graduate Students:
    • Half-time enrollment is 5-6 graduate credit hours
    • ¾-time enrollment is 7-8 graduate credit hours
    • Full-time enrollment is 9 or more graduate credit hours

Note: Any classes added after the "census date" will not count toward determining your PELL Grant and SEOG eligibility. The census date for summer session is the last day to add/drop in the early four week session or the date of disbursement for students who are awarded after that date.

Checking Your Summer Aid Status

You can check your 2016/2017 summer Financial Aid status on the Finance tab in Bengal Web (see Financial Aid Requirements, Satisfactory Academic Progress, and Accept My Financial Aid).

Processing of summer aid begins after spring mid-term grades are posted.

Students with Academic Satisfactory Progress issues may experience a delay in receiving funds. The previous term's grades must be checked once grade posting is completed by the Registrar's Office. Any SAP issues must be resolved before federal aid can be released.

You have been Awarded - What's next?

When you have registered for summer semester classes and Student Financial Services has billed your Bengal Web account, you will see the amount due on the Bengal Web Finance tab (right hand column).

Once you have been awarded and accept your financial aid and eligible financial aid funds are transmitted to Student Financial Services (208 282-3000), those funds will be applied toward your university charges as long as you do not have any outstanding or hold issues.

Any remaining funds will be disbursed to you approximately five days before your classes earliest start date.

Please note: Recent changes to Loan Disbursement regulations apply..

Contact Student Financial Services at (208) 282-3000 if you have questions concerning:

  • your fees
  • your school account
  • change checks or electronic transfers

Be aware that a balance may be remaining which the student is responsible for.

Check the Bengal Web Finance tab in the right hand column and click on the appropriate semester in "My Account" to view balances and fees.

See if my financial aid has been applied to my fees

For assistance, call Student Financial Services at (208) 282-3000.

If your Financial Aid is not ready or insufficient and you need more time to pay:

Online payment options and fee payment assistance are available through Student Financial Services at (208) 282-3000.

Fee Payment Information is available online and payments can be made online, via mail or in person.

Learn how to:

Borrower Based Academic Year (BBAY) Loan

Students in the Physician Assistant program, Pharmacy students in the required summer session for P-3 (rotations), and Occupational/Physical Therapy students are automatically awarded and not required to file the Summer Supplement form for Borrower Based Academic Year (BBAY) loan eligibility.

In addition, on a case by case basis, other students with unusual circumstances can ask for BBAY award consideration. It will be up to the financial aid administrator's professional judgment to grant this eligibility.

BBAY is available for students who are enrolled in higher cost programs that require year-round enrollment of at least half-time each semester.

Note: We cannot consider BBAY for a student who only has one semester remaining until graduation.


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