Summer Financial Aid

Summer Session financial aid is based on your combined enrollments from May, 31 through July, 22 2016. Financial Aid awards for the 2016 Summer Session are based on remaining eligibility from the 2015-2016 academic year.

Financial Aid Application Process

If you have not completed the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you must do so. You can access the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov.

Important Information

In order to receive federal loans in the summer must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits. Federal and State grants will be awarded if you have annual eligibility remaining. All students enrolled in Summer Session courses will be reviewed for grant eligibility before loan and/or work study awards are determined.

All summer loans are disbursed in two separate disbursements. The first half will apply no earlier than the third week of the semester and the second half will apply at the mid point.

According to Federal Government Regulations, if you fail to attend the courses your financial aid is based on, you may be required to pay back all or part of your award(s).

Transfer & New Students:

You must be fully admitted into a program of study through the Office of Admission and you must be seeking a degree in order to receive funding for summer classes.  Students who are seeking a degree from any other institution are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office at their home school. You may be able to receive funding for the courses you are enrolled in at Anoka Technical College. 

Anoka Technical College degree-seeking students taking courses from another institution:

Anoka Tech degree-seeking students who will enroll in courses through another institution during the summer may be eligible for financial aid through Anoka Tech. The only courses Anoka Tech will be able to fund are those courses which will transfer back to Anoka Tech to apply toward a degree at Anoka Tech. Students must complete a consortium agreement PDF.

Awarding Process

Grants

All students enrolled in Summer Session courses will be reviewed for grant eligibility before loan and/or work study awards are determined. Students may be eligible for Pell Grant and/or MN State Grant funding during the summer based on enrollment.

Work Study

If you do plan on being enrolled in at least six credits, the Financial Aid Office will determine your work study eligibility.

If you do not plan on being enrolled in at least six credits, and you are interested in work study for the summer, please contact the Financial Aid Office. Your summer work study earnings will become a part of your award package for the upcoming academic year

Loans

Your file will be reviewed for remaining Federal Direct Loan eligibility. If you will progress a grade level (i.e. from first-year students [< less than 30 credits] to second-year students [> more than 30 credits]), you may have increased funds available. If you have not previously borrowed from the Federal Direct Loan program, you will be required to complete the Loan Entrance Counseling and a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note.  All students accepting loan funds for the summer will be required to complete a Federal Direct Loan Authorization accessible via your E-services, Financial Aid Award Letter.