Summer Financial Aid

Important Dates

FA Application Opens:  Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Registration Opens:  Monday, March 25, 2024
FA Application Priority Processing Deadline:  Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Tuition Deadline:

 Monday, May 6, 2024

*You may submit this application after that date, however, you must be prepared to pay your tuition, fees, and books from out of pocket funds.

Summer Financial Aid is extremely limited, in order to determine your aid eligibility to be calculated, you must:

  1. Complete the 2023-24 FAFSA with Laurel Ridge CC’s School Code (008659) at
  2. Check your Student Center for messages about the status and any To Do List items.
    • Any To Do List items must be submitted before completing the Summer Aid Application.
  3. Register for Summer 2024 courses.
    • If you need help, please contact your Academic Advisor.
  4. Complete the online Summer 2024 Financial Aid Application at the link below.
    **Applications will not be processed if all items above are not complete**

Students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA) to apply for all federal and state financial aid program, including the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Student Loans. Students who receive their first Pell Grant may receive Pell Grants for as many as 12 semesters of full-time enrollment (or the equivalent if enrolled part-time)

Annual Maximum Awards

Award year refers to the specific enrollment period. The normal award year at Laurel Ridge CC is the fall and spring semesters (currently the 2022-23 year). Award years begin July 1 and end June 30.

  • For the 2023-24 award year (July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024), the maximum scheduled Pell Grant award is $7,395 for undergraduate students enrolled full-time (12 or more credits).
    • The maximum amount can change each award year and depends on program funding. The amount you get, though, will depend not only on your financial need, but also on your costs to attend school, your status as a full-time or part-time student, and your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.

Summer Eligibility Limit and Disbursement

The 2024 summer session will be attached to the 2023-24 academic year. Students interested in receiving federal financial aid for summer must complete the 2023-24 FAFSA and the Summer Financial Aid Application above. 

 If you need a Federal student loan, information and the summer application for those will be available above.

The Financial Aid Office will begin accepting applications for aid for summer 2024 tuition and fee expenses on March 20, 2024 (you must be registered for your classes before we will accept the application)Your initial aid eligibility will be calculated based on your projected enrollment as noted on your summer application AND the information from your 2023-24 FAFSA.

If eligible, a student will be able to receive a portion of a Pell Grant award during the summer 2024 semester:

  • For the Pell Grant Award, a student must
    • Be Pell Grant eligible;
    • Not have used 100% of their Pell Grant during the summer 2023(for Pell grants received that count towards your 2023-24 Pell grant total), fall 2023, and spring 2024 semesters
    • Be enrolled at any enrollment status (full-time, 3/4 time, 1/2 time or less than 1/2 time);
    • The amounts received will count toward the aggregate lifetime limit.

Transfer Students

  • If a student received 100% of the Pell Grant Award at their prior school(s), the student will not have any Pell eligibility for summer 2024 attendance. Transfer students wishing to receive financial aid while attending the summer semester must be degree seeking and cannot be attending only for the summer in order to transfer credits back to their home institution.
  • Prior school disbursed $3,698 of a $7,395 Scheduled Award for fall semester and $1,849 for spring semester. Student has $1,848 to use for summer.  

Duration of Eligibility Example

The Department of Education tracks student percentage used in the Common Origination and Disbursement System (COD) and the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). As long as you have not reached 600% of Lifetime Eligibility, you may still have some Pell Grant eligibility remaining.

Please contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.