Applying Scholarship Awards toward Summer Sessions
Scholarship awards are distributed in six or eight equal installments during full-semester enrollment periods, for full-time or part-time students, respectively.
There are some exceptions to this policy.
For students with full-tuition scholarships, scholarship funds may be applied toward summer tuition but this will likely reduce the amount of scholarship funds received in the students' final semester. For part-time students, scholarship funds will not cover tuition charges for credits in excess of the number required to graduate (84 or 87). For scholarship purposes, repeated classes count toward the maximum 84 or 87 credits. For full-time students, the maximum award amount for the final semester may not exceed the amount received based on distributing the funds as noted in the first paragraph.
Students who are on track to graduate "early" may apply portions of the projected final year's installments toward summer tuition. Typically this happens in the final summer session, but can happen earlier. If scholarship funds are not used toward summer tuition charges, and the recipient graduates early, the "unused" final installment will be distributed to the student during his/her actual final semester.
Students with compelling reasons (e.g., financial hardship) may appeal to have future scholarship funds applied to summer tuition charges, but the distribution of funds for the three terms (summer, fall, and spring being considered an "annual unit") may not exceed the amount that would have ordinarily be distributed for the fall and spring semesters. In other words, scholarship funds used for summer enrollment will reduce, dollar for dollar, the amount of scholarship funds received in subsequent semesters.