Financial aid is available to students who attend classes in the summer. To receive most forms of aid during the summer semester you must be an admitted and matriculated student at the University of Portland.
For financial aid purposes, summer is considered the first term of the academic year for students who attend. To be considered for financial aid in the summer, you must file a FAFSA and be registered for the summer term. In general, half-time enrollment (6 credits for undergraduate or 5 credits for graduate) is required for most types of financial aid, although a Federal Pell Grant may be available to eligible undergraduate students enrolled less than half-time.
Loans are the primary form of financial assistance available during summer session(s), although some grants may be available for students who qualify. Most institutional grants and scholarships are not awarded for the summer semester (unless approved by administrative exception).
Financial aid will be locked at the enrollment level (full time, ¾ time, ½ time, or < ½ time) for which a student is registered on 4th day of the first summer session. Before changing your enrollment after the 4th day of the first summer session, you should contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine how the enrollment change will affect your financial aid eligibility.