You must read the following instructions carefully prior to applying for summer aid. The button at the bottom of this page will switch from "Read Carefully" to "Continue" after you have had enough time to read this important information.

Why do I have a hold on my account and does it affect my fall registration?

  1. As a result of federal regulations governing aid eligibility in modular terms (i.e., summer mini-sessions), it is possible to have part of your financial aid immediately retracted upon withdrawing from a summer course, regardless if you are receiving a passing grade in another course.

  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 submitting the JMU Summer School Financial Aid Application. You will NOT be able to adjust your summer school registration without first consulting with the Office of Financial Aid & 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 on your account to protect you!  It necessitates a discussion with the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships prior to changing your registration. This provides our office with the opportunity to advise you of how the potential changes can impact your aid so that 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 to submitting your JMU Summer School Financial Aid Application. Otherwise, you WILL experience delays in being able to adjust your summer schedule.

After you have been awarded aid for the summer term, any adjustment to your summer schedule, which includes reducing the number of financial aid eligible 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 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file prior to applying for financial aid in Summer 2018. If you have not done this, please go to and submit a FAFSA now. (Note: The FAFSA is not required if you are only planning on applying for Private Student Loans.)

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