Summer Financial Aid
We encourage you to read and follow the summer financial aid guidelines listed below for summer financial aid for those attending Lehman College. The summer information on this page supplements standard eligibility criteria for each program.
File all aid applications early. FAFSA and TAP applications must be filed annually. For filing information go to the FAFSA Instructions.
There are two forms of summer Pell Grant payments:
- Back-End Pell – is based on prior year disbursed Pell awards. Generally if your prior year Pell was based on part-time attendance or non-attendance you may qualify for a summer back-end Pell. If you attended full-time in the prior year you may not qualify for a summer back-end Pell.
Example: Attended part-time in either or both fall and spring terms in prior year you may qualify; did not attend classes in either or both fall and spring terms in prior year you may qualify; attended full-time in both fall and spring terms in prior year you do not qualify.
Eligible students are expected to be automatically awarded a back-end summer and updated on their CUNYfirst account without any additional paperwork.
- Front–end Pell - Students not eligible for a back-end summer Pell funds during may request a review to use part of their new year Pell award for the summer. Choosing this option is likely to reduce the student's remaining Pell for the following fall or spring term. To request this review, a student must file the appropriate paperwork in the Financial Aid Office.
Direct Loans for the summer session are based on your new academic year FAFSA. In addition to filing the FAFSA and TAP applications, you must also file a Federal Direct Student Loan Request. The FDL request application may be submitted electronically through the CUNY PORTAL.
Summer applications for Direct Loan are usually accepted starting in May, once registration begins. A student must enroll for a minimum of 6 credits for summer session I and/or summer session II combined. A 2.0 Cum GPA is required for undergraduates; a 3.0 is required for graduate students. You can file one FDL application for Direct Loan for summer, fall and spring provided you are also registered for at least 6 credits for the fall term.
Summer SEEK awards are based on the new academic year FAFSA, PENDING AVAILABILITY OF SEEK FUNDS. SEEK students who have not already received 2 summer payments can receive Summer SEEK funding if they are registered for a minimum of 6 credits for summer session I and/or summer session II combined.
Students awarded FWS for the new academic year may use their awards during the summer. Please visit the FWS web page for more information.
Last modified: Dec 2, 2015