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Summer Financial Aid

YEAR-ROUND PELL GRANTS

Beginning in 2018, Pell Grants became available year round. Pell Grant eligible students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell award each year.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for a summer Pell Grant, you must:

  • Have completed a 2019-20 FAFSA
  • Be Pell Grant eligible
  • Have lifetime Pell Grant eligibility remaining
  • Be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress

Minimum Credits for Summer Pell Grant

  • If a student was enrolled full-time (12 or more hours) and received the full time Pell Grant amount for the fall and spring semesters, the student may be eligible to receive an additional Pell grant award if they are enrolled in 6 hours in both summer sessions. For example, 6 hours in Summer I, and 6 hours in Summer II. Students enrolling in 3 hours in Summer I and 3 hours in Summer II are not eligible for the additional Pell Grant funds.
  • If the student was enrolled part-time in the fall and spring semester, any unused remaining annual Pell funds can be used in the summer (unless required by student’s EFC).

Pell Grant eligibility will be determined after the student registers for classes. The Financial Aid Office will review each registered student to determine any additional Pell Grant eligibility. Students may start checking Webadvisor/Financial Aid Self Service approximately two weeks after they register. Remember that processing times will grow longer the closer it gets to when classes begin, so register early.

Maximum Pell Grant Eligibility

Funding from the federal Pell Grant is limited to 12 semesters (6 years) as a full-time student or its equivalent. Students can check their remaining eligibility by logging on to: https://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds/nslds_SA/ using their FSA.ID.

Direct Loans

Students interested in Direct Loans for the summer must complete and submit a financial aid Request Form (available in Highlander Central or online). Direct Loan eligibility will be based on any unused eligibility from the fall and spring semesters.

Loan eligibility is based on FAFSA results, and the student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours in the summer. This can be accomplished by taking 3 hours in Summer I and 3 hours in Summer II, or by taking 6 hours in Summer I, or by any combination of hours over the two summer terms that totals 6 or more hours.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for these awards, all students must be making satisfactory progress according to standards at McLennan Community College.

Students who are considered "transient" are not eligible for financial aid at McLennan Community College during the summer terms. A transient student is a student who comes to MCC from another institution, takes course work in the summer and transfers that work back to their other institution in the fall.

Students applying for summer financial aid who were not enrolled at MCC in the fall or spring semesters and who also plan to attend MCC in the next fall semester will need to complete and submit a Request Form. The financial aid office will determine if the students has summer financial aid eligibility.

If you have not completed the FAFSA, now is the time to do it! Visit www.fafsa.gov.