Financial Aid

Summer Session 2016 - For Summer (May) of 2016

PELL Grants, other grants and loan programs may be available on a very limited basis. Summer session financial aid is unique in awarding from fall and spring semesters. Summer Direct Loans are limited to a student's remaining eligibility from the 2014-2015 academic year. If a student used their full annual eligibility for PELL Grant and student loans in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015, then the student may not have any remaining eligibility for Summer 2015. The work study program is not available during summer session.

How to Apply

  1. Students must file the 2015/2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( using 2014 Tax information. The deadline for filing 2015/2016 FAFSA on Web is June 30, 2016.

  2. Students must be registered in their 2016 summer course work, before they can submit Supplement form to be considered for summer assistance. (See enrollment requirements below.)

  3. Print and return completed 2016 Summer Supplement Form - Available After March 1, 2016
    • Submit form to the ISU Financial Aid Office early for best consideration of limited programs.

Check your 2015/2016 summer Financial Aid status on the Finance tab in BengalWeb, (see Financial Aid Requirements, Satisfactory Academic Progress, and Accept My Financial Aid). Processing of summer aid begins after spring mid-term grades are posted.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy Requirements - Student with SAP issues may experience a delay in receiving funds. The previous term's grades must be checked once grade posting is completed by Registrar's Office. Any SAP issues must be resolved before federal aid can be released.

Enrollment requirements for summer remain the same as the fall and spring semesters:

Note: Any classes added after the "census date" will not count toward determining your PELL Grant and SEOG eligibility. The census date for summer session is the last day to add/drop in the early four week session or the date of disbursement for students who are awarded after that date.

You have been notified of your Summer Award. What's next?

When you have registered for summer semester classes and Student Financial Services has billed your BengalWeb account, you will see the amount due on the BengalWeb Finance tab (right hand column).

Next Financial Services will apply the funds toward your University charges and disburse any remaining funds to the student approximately five days prior to your classes earliest start date.
Note: Recent changes to Loan Disbursement regulations apply.

Caution... A balance may be remaining which the student is responsible for. Check the BengalWeb Finance tab in the right hand column. Click on the appropriate semester in "My Account" to view balance and fees. See Instruction. For assistance call (208) 282-3000 - Student Financial Services.
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Borrower Based Academic Year (BBAY) Loan

Students in the Physician Assistant program, Pharmacy students in the required summer session for P-3 (rotations), and Occupational/Physical Therapy students are automatically awarded and not required to file the Summer Supplement form for Borrower Based Academic Year (BBAY) loan eligibility. In addition, on a case by case basis, other students with unusual circumstances can ask for BBAY award consideration. It will be up to the financial aid administrator's professional judgment to grant this eligibility. BBAY is available for students who are enrolled in higher cost programs that require year-round enrollment of at least half-time each semester. Note: We cannot consider BBAY for a student who only has one semester remaining until graduation.


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