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Summer is an excellent time to catch up or get ahead in your studies, make progress towards graduation, and explore new and interesting topics. Stony Brook’s tuition rate is among the most affordable of all top-tier universities in the nation, and we support eligible students with financial aid in the form of Pell grants, TAP grants, subsidized and unsubsidized loans and Parent-Plus loans.

It’s important to understand how summer financial aid will impact your award levels in the following fall and spring semesters, as there are limits to the amounts students can receive in Pell Grants and Direct Loans in one academic year. Our advisors are here to speak with you should you have questions about your eligibility for summer aid or financial decision-making.

Summer Aid Expense Calculator

calc This calculator is designed to help you estimate what your total summer expenses will be based on the various options you select.

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Notification of summer awards to eligible students begins mid-May.

Students who have submitted a valid FAFSA and who have also enrolled for summer classes will automatically be awarded a summer financial aid award package.  It is important to understand that receiving summer aid will likely reduce your fall/spring award package.  Please read the award program details below for additional information and how your fall/spring awards may be affected.  

Stony Brook University participates in the following summer financial aid programs:


You must be a matriculated Stony Brook student and have filed the appropriate forms as defined above for each program to be considered for summer financial aid. In addition, your financial aid application file must be complete with all requested documentation, as indicated on your solar To Do List, including an official EFC from your FAFSA, no later than the last day of your summer enrollment.

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