In order to apply for financial aid for SummerSession '21, you must be a matriculated student at SUNY Brockport and file the Financial Aid Office's 2021 Summer Financial Aid Application (available March 15, 2021).
The deadline date for this application is May 1, 2021 if you wish to have your Session II or III bill deferred against summer aid.
You must also have a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file. If this form has not already been filed, we recommend that you file the FAFSA electronically using your FSA ID for your signature. This should be filed by March 1, 2021 in order to have funds deferred against bills or available by the summer sessions. Summer 2021 sessions are considered as part of the 2020-2021 academic year.
Those students applying for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) must file the 2021-2022 TAP application after filing their 2021-2022 FAFSA. Note that summer TAP awards are not deferrable on the summer bill, as payments of these awards may be delayed until October 2021. This delay has been legislatively imposed by New York state.
The summer financial aid credit census or date that we use to determine enrollment status for summer aid eligibility is Wednesday, July 15, 2021. Summer aid will be adjusted according to the number of hours you are registered for on that date.
Full-time Status for Summer
A student is considered full-time (for financial aid purposes) for SummerSession '21 if a student is taking a total of at least 12 credits during SummerSession '21. For example, a student registered for six credits in Session II and six credits in Session III for a total of 12 credits, may be considered full-time for financial aid purposes.
Please be aware that all awards are contingent upon funding and your remaining annual eligibility. Summer disbursements of Federal TEACH grants or Federal Stafford Loans will be made only if the student has not already received the annual maximum aid limit. You must be enrolled for the number of credits indicated on the Summer Financial Aid Application in order for aid to be disbursed.
Please Note: Effective with the 2017-2018 award year, a student may be eligible to receive two scheduled Federal Pell Grant awards during an award year. This means that a student, who was enrolled full-time during the fall and spring semesters and received the Federal Pell Grant, may be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant during the summer if they are enrolled at least half-time. To determine the amount of the Federal Pell Grant, the student must have both the 2020-2021 and the 2021-2022 FAFSA applications on file, as well as a completed 2021-2022 financial aid package has been processed. Note: If you are PELL Grant eligible, your summer financial aid will NOT be process if your 2021-2022 financial aid award package has been processed.
For those students selected for Federal Verification a new self-service financial aid process is available. This process will allow you to complete important financial aid verification forms directly from your mobile device. Follow these steps to set up your account.
Note: You should not submit the summer application until you definitely know what courses and sessions you will be registering for. Any adjustments in courses will not be done until the census date. Credit hour changes after the summer application has been submitted will significantly delay the disbursement of any financial aid.
For more detailed information and information specific to your situation, contact the Financial Aid Office at (585) 395-2501.