Summer Financial Aid: Frequently Asked Questions
I've altered my original summer registration (e.g. dropped or added a class). Will my financial aid change?
It may. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to review summer eligibility.
Will my financial aid appear on my summer bill?
Yes, any financial aid that is in final form will be reflected on your summer bill. Aid that is not finalized will not be listed.
The amount of financial aid I'm receiving exceeds my anticipated summer charges. When will I receive a refund?
Refunds from a Federal Pell Grant will generally be available beginning the third week of the applicable summer session. You must be officially enrolled (i.e. attending class) at least half-time (i.e. 6 credit hours for undergraduates) to receive a Federal Direct Stafford Loan, or a Federal Direct PLUS Loan. Therefore, if you are enrolled less than half-time first summer session, any refund from those aid sources will be withheld until after the second summer session begins. Once you are officially enrolled (i.e. attending class) at least half-time, the Financial Aid Office will make every effort to issue your refund as soon as possible.
My financial aid does not cover all my educational expenses. Is there other assistance available?
For information about various educational loan programs, click here .
What are the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements?
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is defined as sufficiently moving toward successful completion of degree requirements. The LHU Financial Aid Office is required by federal regulation to determine whether a student is satisfactorily progressing toward degree completion. Your official LHU academic record (i.e. transcript) is reviewed to determine student compliance with the SAP policy. All LHU students are evaluated for SAP at the end of each enrollment period (i.e. after fall, spring, and summer) once grades are posted by the LHU Registrar's Office.
LHU's Federal SAP policy is available online at
. Students are responsible for knowing and meeting SAP requirements; therefore, it is important to acquaint yourself with the SAP policy before you enroll.
Please Note: Additional academic progress requirements may apply to other financial aid programs.
The Financial Aid Office is pleased to provide answers to the following Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Financial Aid. Additional questions can be directed to Financial Aid Office. The office is located in Russell Hall and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays. During those hours, you may also call the office at 570-484-2344 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .