Summer Financial Aid

A separate on-line summer aid application NO LONGER EXISTS.

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. Please read the details below for additional information. It is important to understand that receiving summer aid will very likely reduce your fall/spring award package.

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 below 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.

Summer Federal Work-Study

Funding for this program is limited. Federal Work Study will be awarded on a funds available basis.

The start date for summer employment through the Federal Work-Study Program is July 1 and continues through the end of the summer term (mid-August).

In order to be considered for this program, it is necessary to complete the following steps:

  1. File the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA for the upcoming aid year so that it is received by the federal processor no later than May 1st. Indicate on your FAFSA that you would like to be considered for Federal Work Study funds.
  2. Enroll for summer.
  3. Based on available funds, if you are eligible to receive Federal Work Study you will be considered for this award.

Summer Federal Direct Loan (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)

In order to be considered for this program, it is necessary to complete the following steps:

  1. File the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA for the upcoming aid year.
  2. Complete your summer registration. Note: A minimum enrollment of 6 credits during Summer Sessions I and/or II is required to receive a Federal Direct Loan. Advanced graduate students engaged in full-time research must register for the appropriate course.
  3. If you are eligible to receive a loan one will be offered to you in your summer financial aid award package.

If a Master Promissory Note is required, a SOLAR System To Do List Item will be assigned.

Due to federally mandated maximum annual loan limits, students borrowing through the Federal Direct Loan Program during the summer term will have REDUCED eligibility to borrow during the upcoming academic year.

Example:

Student A is eligible for a combined annual total of $5,500 from the Federal Direct Loan Program. The scheduled disbursement for this loan would be $2,750 in the fall and $2,750 in the spring.

Student A enrolls for 6 credits in the summer, and accepts a $3,500 Federal Direct Loan.

Loan eligibility would change from:

Fall Loan
Spring Loan
$2,750
$2,750

to:

Summer Loan
Fall Loan
Spring Loan
$3,500
$1,000
$1,000

If you rely on student loans to help offset college costs during the academic year, you may be unable to meet your expenses because of this reduction. Please use this information to plan carefully and avoid unexpected financial difficulties.

Summer Federal Pell Grant

This program allows a Pell eligible undergraduate student a maximum annual award amount based on the student's expected family contribution (EFC) and on the student's credit load.

Due to federally mandated maximum annual Pell limits, students receiving Pell during the summer term will have REDUCED Pell eligibility during the upcoming academic year.

Example:

Student A is eligible for a $4,000 annual Pell grant, which is scheduled to disburse $2,000 in the fall and $2,000 in the spring.

Student A enrolls for 6 credits in the summer, and receives a $1,000 Pell grant.

Pell eligibility would change from:

Fall Pell Grant
Spring Pell Grant
$2,000
$2,000

to:

Summer Pell Grant
Fall Pell Grant
Spring Pell Grant
$1,000
$2,000
$1,000

If you rely on a Pell Grant to help offset college costs during the academic year, you may be unable to meet your expenses because of this reduction. Please use this information to plan carefully and avoid unexpected financial difficulties.

Summer application steps:

  1. File the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA for the upcoming aid year and have a resulting Pell eligible Student Aid Report.
  2. Enroll for summer.
  3. If you are eligible to receive a Pell award one will be offered to you in your summer financial aid award package.

Summer TAP

You may apply for TAP if enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) during Summer Sessions I and/or II.

If you file your FAFSA electronically (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov) you will be able to link to your on-line TAP application at the end of the FAFSA session. If you missed the NYS link, or you filed a paper FAFSA, go to New York State Higher Education Services at http://www.hesc.ny.gov to complete the TAP application process.

You must either call HESC at 1-888NYSHESC to request summer TAP, or apply for summer TAP using the HESC web site.  If ‘SUNY STONY BROOK’ does not appear for the upcoming summer term, add the appropriate ‘SUNY STONY BROOK’ code from the drop-down box (‘SUNY STONY BROOK - 0875).

Please be aware that students enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate program are eligible to receive 8 full-time (semester) TAP payments. Students enrolled in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) are eligible to receive 10 full-time (semester) TAP payments.

Summer PLUS loan for Parents of Undergraduate Students

Parents of matriculated Undergraduate students who are enrolled for a minimum of six credits may apply for a PLUS loan. A FAFSA application is required prior to applying for the PLUS loan. Parents whose PLUS Loan is denied based on credit history should contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services for alternative financing options. Visit the Parent Web Page to learn more about applying for the PLUS loan.

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