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San Diego State University

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Summer Enrollment and Holds on Aid

You must enroll at least half time before we will review a request for summer aid beginning in late May. Your summer financial aid award will be based upon your specific course enrollment at the time we review your eligibility.

To qualify for most types of summer financial aid, you must:

  • Enroll in at least 6 units as an undergraduate or teaching credential student
  • Enroll in at least 5 units as a graduate student

Adding or dropping classes

If you add or drop classes after we have reviewed your eligibility and awarded aid for your summer enrollment, we must again review your eligibility before any aid is released to you or to pay your tuition and fees.

  • If you change your schedule for any reason after we have reviewed your eligibility and awarded summer term aid, we will send you an email directing you to check AidLink for a message about your summer hold.
  • You will be instructed to complete the online Summer Enrollment Hold form and report your revised summer schedule.
  • We will review your summer aid eligibility from the new enrollment information.
  • If your eligibility for the awarded aid changes, we will notify you to go to AidLink to review your adjusted award.
  • Dropping units or changing your schedule after funds have been disbursed may require that you repay some or all of the aid that was disbursed.

Holds

A hold will delay the disbursement of funds and prevent you from activating a summer loan. You should resolve any hold as soon as possible so that you do not jeopardize receiving summer aid.

Your summer aid might be placed on hold if:

  • You are not making satisfactory academic progress after we review your spring grades
  • You are not enrolled in enough units to qualify
  • You add or drop classes after summer aid has been awarded or disbursed
  • We become aware of other financial resources that could affect your summer aid such as a fee waiver or summer scholarship
    • In this case, we will review your award and release this hold automatically

Enroll in classes before aid is awarded

After completing the mandatory summer counseling session on AidLink, you must enroll at least half time before your summer aid award, if any, can be determined.