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Summer 2015 Financial Aid Instructions


  1. As a result of federal regulations governing aid eligibility in modular terms (i.e., summer mini-sessions), it is possible to receive a passing grade in one summer course, withdraw from another, and have part of your financial aid immediately retracted. This is just one of many scenarios.

  2. As a result of these regulations, ALL students who apply for summer aid will have a REGISTRATION HOLD placed on their account IMMEDIATELY after you submit your JMU 2015 Summer School Financial Aid Application. You will NOT be able to adjust your summer school registration without first consulting the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. This hold will NOT impact your ability to register for the fall term. It ONLY affects your ability to make changes to your summer registration.

  3. This hold is being placed in order to protect you, as it necessitates a discussion with the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships prior to changing your registration. This provides our office the opportunity to advise you of how the potential changes can impact your aid so you are not surprised with a bill later in the summer if/when aid is reduced.

  4. For these reasons, please make sure your registration is FINAL PRIOR submitting your JMU 2015 Summer School Financial Aid Application and before the first day of the summer term (May 23, 2015). Otherwise, you WILL experience delays in being able to adjust your schedule.

After you have been awarded aid for the summer term, any adjustment to your summer schedule, which includes reducing the number of hours you are taking, reducing the number of weeks you are enrolled, and/or withdrawing or dropping from classes, could lead to a reduction or cancellation of your aid for the entire summer term.

You must have a 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file prior to applying for financial aid in Summer 2015. If you have not done this, please go to http://www.fafsa.gov/ and submit a FAFSA now. (Note: The FAFSA is not required if you are only planning on applying for Private Student Loans.)