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Summer Aid

Eligibility Information

Students might be eligible to receive financial aid for the summer semester.  Since most financial aid is awarded for the fall and winter semesters, aid for summer is limited and eligibility depends on what was received in the previous fall and winter.
If you have not already done so, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year. Oakland University Student Financial Services must have a 2014-2015 FAFSA on file before June 30, 2015 or two weeks before your last summer session ends, whichever is earlier. 

Students eligible for the Federal Pell Grant will automatically receive the award.  Students eligible to use OU scholarships and grants will receive instructions via their OU email account indicating how to request their award(s).  Students wishing to receive Federal Direct Loans should review the Maximum Annual Loan Limits for Federal Direct Loans chart below and if remaining loan eligibility exist, complete a Summer Financial Aid Request.  Students who meet the requirements for the Federal TEACH Grant and would like to be considered, need to also complete a Summer Financial Aid Request.  Federal Direct  Parent PLUSGraduate PLUS, and private loans are additional non need-based resources which require a separate application. 
Summer financial aid packages will be available to be viewed on the Award Overview tab on MySAIL beginning March 1.

Students must be admitted into an eligible degree program, certificate program, or a degree preparation program to be considered for financial aid. Endorsements, second majors, professional development, non-degree, continuing education, credit by exam (competency credit), audited courses, guest students, etc. do not qualify for federal aid but might qualify for private aid.
Students are responsible for payment of summer tuition and on-campus housing charges by the due dates until financial aid is processed and all financial aid requirements are satisfied.  Please allow adequate processing time, generally 5-10 business days.   Please review  payment and refund   information.   
Students expecting financial aid are encouraged to complete all financial aid requirements prior to any due date to avoid late payment penalties.  View information like registration dates, due dates, and other important semester timelines on the Important Dates Calendar.
Enrollment Chart




Full time 12+ credits 8+ credits 
Three-quarter time  9-11 credits6-7 credits 
Half-time 6-8 credits 4-5 credits 
Less than half-time** 1-5 credits 1-3 credits 
*Includes first and second undergraduate degrees, teacher certification, undergraduate and graduate non-degree preparatory course work.
**Limited financial aid available to students enrolled less than half-time as most financial aid requires full time or half-time enrollment.

Maximum Annual Loan Limits for Federal Direct Loans 
Loans received for fall, winter, and summer are included.




27 or less completed credits

$5,500  –  Up to $3,500 may be subsidized

$9,500 –  Up to $3,500 may be subsidized


Cost of attendance minus other financial aid

28-55  completed credits

$6,500 –  Up to $4,500 may be subsidized

$10,500 – Up to $4,500 may be subsidized

56 or more completed credits

$7,500 – Up to $5,500 may be subsidized

$12,500 – Up to $5,500 may be subsidized

Second Undergrad


$12,500 – Up to $5,500 may be subsidized

Teacher Certification


$12,500 – Up to $5,500 may be subsidized

Undergrad Preparatory 

Course Work


$8,625 – Up to $2,625 may be subsidized

Graduate Preparatory 

Course Work


$12,500 – Up to $5,500 may be subsidized