The Summer Aid Application can be accessed at the end of this webpage.

Types of Available Summer Aid
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loans
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  • Federal Parent PLUS Loan
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loan
  • Private Loans
Qualifications for Aid

All students should be accepted in an approved program of study & the total eligible credits taken during the entire summer semester are used to determine enrollment and aid eligiblity.


  • For Federal Loans- 6 or more Financial Aid Eligible Hours
  • For Federal Pell Grants- 1 or more Financial Aid Eligible Hours

 Graduate Students:

  • 5 or more credit hours

2024-25 evaluations are determined after Spring 2024 grades are posted.

Students who do not meet SAP may appeal based on extenuating circumstances. The Summer deadline to appeal is:

  • Summer: Monday, July 1st

    Fall: Monday, September 2nd

    Spring: Monday, February 3rd

For further information regarding SAP, please click here

**Private Loan requirements differ. A student should contact their lender for specific SAP requirements.**
Summer Aid Hold

Any student that completes a JMU Summer Aid Application will have a Registration Hold placed on their account to stop schedule adjustments that could change or cancel aid. Communication with our office is essential to determine the potential changes to aid before making changes to a schedule.

THIS HOLD DOES NOT AFFECT FALL REGISTRATION and will remain on a student account until the end of ALL Summer classes in August

Schedule Adjustments

Adjustments that could change a student’s summer aid include:

  • Reduction in credit hours
  • Reduction in number of weeks enrolled in classes
  • Dropping a class
  • Withdrawing from a class
  • Failing a class

Students wishing to adjust their schedule after the Summer Registration Hold is placed on their account will need to submit a Summer Course Change Request Form.


Students who have completed all their requirements will receive an email notification when awarded. This message will advise them to log in to MyMadison to view and accept any aid they wish to receive.

Summer Awarding will begin in early May.

 Summer Awarding Image

Disbursements & Refunds

Since funds are not available until class(es) start, students generally receive summer aid as reimbursement.

It is possible for some student's disbursements and refunds to be delayed until after JMU's Fiscal Year Shutdown, which occurs from around the middle of June until shortly after July 1. No disbursements occur during this shutdown period.

 Come prepared to cover initial expenses and costs not covered by financial aid. 

Federal Pell Grants will not be available until after July 1

**Pell eligiblity will be based on enrollment on July 1**

The University Business Office should wait for aid to be disbursed that covers a student’s full bill. A student will need to pay for any remaining bill not covered by their financial aid.

You must agree to the following before you proceed to the Summer Aid Application:

Any Summer Aid Application submitted after 5 PM on August 7th, 2024 may not be processed in time to be eligible for summer aid. 

I confirm I have read the above information.   

I understand a Summer Registration Hold will be placed on my account prohibiting me from making changes to my summer schedule.

I understand the summer registration hold will NOT affect my Fall 2024 registration.

 I understand classes must be financial aid eligible to receive aid (more information about financial aid eligible hours can be found here).  

If you have further questions, you can email our summer aid team at

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