A 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a 2016-2017 Renewal Application must be completed listing the University of Washington (Title IV school code 003798) before we can determine your eligibility for Summer Quarter aid. We recommend filing your FAFSA at least 12 weeks before the beginning of Summer Quarter.
We recommend you file the summer aid application by May 15 for priority processing. Normal processing time for Summer Quarter aid can take up to eight weeks depending upon when you submitted your FAFSA and if additional information is needed to evaluate your eligibility.
Pay your own tuition by the due date if your financial aid will not be ready in time. Tuition for Summer Quarter is due on Friday of the third week of the quarter.
Minimum enrollment requirement
The full-time and part-time enrollment requirements for Summer Quarter are the same as for any quarter for the academic year. To review enrollment requirements, please refer to Disbursement. Correspondence courses and Continuing Education credits do not count toward the minimum enrollment requirement. UW PCE credits count only if you are a UW degree student, the class is a regular credit class and the class appears on your regular university class schedule; check with our office before you register. Visiting Students (summer only attendees) and other Non-Matriculated students are not eligible for aid during Summer Quarter.
Summer quarter aid programs
Most, but not all aid programs are available in summer quarter too. Our office will determine if you are eligible to receive additional funds for each type of aid you are eligible to receive, or if we need to spread your ability for aid over four quarters instead of the regular three quarters of attendance.
The aid programs are described in more detail in Types of Aid.
Summer satisfactory academic progress requirement
If you are a continuing student, you must meet satisfactory academic progress requirements for the prior year to receive aid. If you do not complete the required number of credits for the 2015-2016 year by the end of Spring Quarter 2016, your eligibility for aid will be suspended, we will stop processing your aid and Summer Quarter 2016 aid will not be disbursed to you.
See the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy for more information.
Summer refund and repayment policy
Financial aid will be refunded to the aid programs if you withdraw from all of your classes during the university or federal refund period. In addition, if you withdraw Summer Quarter, you may owe immediate repayment of aid you received (except direct loans that are payable according to the terms of the promissory note). If you withdraw during the federal refund period, (i.e., the first 60% of your enrollment period, the amount of aid that must be returned to the aid programs is based on the proportion of the quarter remaining (that was not completed). For example, if you withdraw with 80% of the quarter remaining, 80% of your aid funds must be returned to the aid programs. The amount that you must repay immediately depends on the amount of university fees and the type and amount of aid for summer. Please see Withdrawal and Refund.
Additional information may be found in the FAQs regarding summer quarter.
Applying for summer aid
If you have submitted your FAFSA as indicated above, you may submit (and make updates as long as our office has not already processed your application) a Summer Aid Application. Please be prepared to supply your UW NetID and password. Applications for Summer 2016 will be available as of April 1, 2016.
If you plan on taking part in the Full Time Summer Work Study Program, you do NOT need to complete this Summer Aid Application. Rather, contact the Work Study Office at 206-685-1985 or visit 520 Schmitz for more information.