Summer Aid

Summer Aid

The summer is considered a part of the prior academic year, so you’ll need to complete a 2021-22 FAFSA to be considered for summer 2022 aid if you haven’t yet done so.

Your summer aid offer could change if your enrollment status changes. Dropping hours before or after the start of the summer session may result in repayment of financial aid, including funds already disbursed to you.

  • Completing your FAFSA by May 15 means you will automatically be considered for summer financial aid. You must enroll in at least two credit hours in either summer session and meet general aid eligibility requirements.
  • Check your UNC email and monitor your ConnectCarolina To Do List for any additional requests in case we need more information to complete your aid application. Notifications of summer aid will begin in mid-April.
  • Pell Grants
  • Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized federal loans
    • If you borrowed the annual Direct Loan maximum during the fall or spring semester, you will not be eligible to borrow a Direct Loan during the summer term.
  • Parent PLUS loan
  • Private loans
  • Summer Degree Completion
    • Special program through the summer school that may have additional funding available for degree completion.
  • Summer NCNB Grant
    • State Grant covering up to six credit hours tuition & fees if you:
      • Are a first-degree seeking undergraduate North Carolina Resident
      • Received a UNC need-based grant during both fall and spring semesters of the 2021/2022 academic year
      • Completed at least 24 credit hours, but less than 30 credit hours, during both fall and spring semesters of the 2021/2022 academic year
      • Have registered for summer enrollment that would bring you to a minimum of 30 total hours for the year
  • Summer NC Tuition Grant
    • Grant covering up to twelve credit hours if you:
      • Are a first-degree seeking undergraduate North Carolina Resident
      • Received University Grant or Covenant Scholarship during both fall and spring semesters of the 2021/2022 academic year
      • Are enrolled at least half-time (2 hours)
  • Summer NC Living Expense Grant
    • Up to $500 per summer session, if you:
      • Are a first-degree seeking undergraduate North Carolina Resident
      • Received University Grant or Covenant Scholarship during both fall and spring semesters of the 2021/2022 academic year, or qualify for the Summer NCNB Grant
  • Summer Work-Study
    • To be eligible, you need to:
      • Be enrolled in at least one summer term
      • Have offered loans
    • Request form available mid-April
  • Summer Study-Abroad Grants
    • Up to $2500 grant for study abroad expenses, if you:
      • Are a first-degree seeking undergraduate North Carolina Resident
      • Received University Grant or Covenant Scholarship during both fall and spring semesters of the 2021/2022 academic year
      • Cannot be combined with the NCNB or NC Tuition Grant

Enrollment in at least one of the summer terms is required to receive a summer financial aid offer. We process financial aid for students enrolled during the summer term(s) starting mid-April.

  • If we need additional documentation, you will receive an email notifying you of items on your ‘To Do’ list in your ConnectCarolina Student Center. On the right side in Student Center click ‘Financial Aid Items’ for additional information.
  • If we do not need any additional information you will receive an email to your UNC issued email (in mid-April) letting you know you can view your summer aid offer in your ConnectCarolina Student Center.
  • During Summer I and Maymester financial aid is generally disbursed after the Summer I and Maymester census date.
  • During Summer II financial aid is generally disbursed one week before the first day of classes.

Once aid is disbursed, it will go directly to your student account with the University Cashier and be applied to your charges.  Once aid is applied, any aid in excess of charges will be refunded to you; refunds will be processed as soon as possible. The quickest way to receive your refund is to set up direct deposit with the University Cashier.  If you have not selected direct deposit you must email or go in person to the cashier to request and collect your refund check.

If you notice that your aid has not been applied to your account, there may be additional action required on your part. Common reasons for not receiving disbursement include:

  • You are not enrolled at least half time during one of the summer sessions (2 hrs).
  • You haven’t completed the loan requirements on your ‘To Do’ list for your loans.
  • You have additional holds that need addressing. Any holds will be displayed in your ConnectCarolina Student Center.

You can defer your bill and extend your due date with the University Cashier in ConnectCarolina. Please note: Campus Health charges, library fines and charges from a prior semester cannot be deferred.

Deferments requests must be submitted before the due date on the first bill of each semester.

To defer your bill:

  • Log in to ConnectCarolina and access the Student Center through Self Service.
  • In the Student Financials section, select Request Deferment from the drop-down menu.
  • Click/check the box for Financial Aid Deferment and the Statement of Understanding and click submit.
  • Click OK at the confirmation screen. You must request the deferment before the due date on the billing statement.
  • The new due date will be displayed in the Account Activity section of the Student Center.

Once the new due date is less than 30 days away, the balance will show as DUE NOW instead of FUTURE DUE.

If you find that you need to pay your rent before you receive your summer aid, we recommend the following:

  • Printing your PDF award letter that is on UNC letterhead from your ConnectCarolina Student Center to show proof of summer funding along with providing the disbursement date information from our website to ask for an extension. If you need a letter attesting to the date, reach out to our office and we are happy to provide this for your landlord.
  • If your landlord isn’t able to grant an extension with no penalty, you may want to look into an emergency loan. This is a short-term no interest loan that must be paid back within 90-days. You can pay back the amount you borrow once your financial aid is disbursed. Learn more about emergency loans here.

Summer 2022 In-State Cost of Attendance Budget

The budgets below are based on average enrollment. One-Term Budgets are based on 3 hours of enrollment in one term of summer; Two-Term Budgets are based on 6 hours of enrollment in two terms. Your actual budget tuition and fees will be set based on your enrolled hours.

Tuition and Fees are based on three-hours of enrollment for one-term ($293/credit hour)
Tuition & Fees$879
Housing$0
Meals$695
Books & Supplies
$126
Travel
$121
Loan Fees
$14
Personal
$269
Total$2104
Tuition and Fees are based on six-hours of enrollment for two-terms ($293/credit hour)
Tuition & Fees$1,758

Housing$0
Meals$1,390
Books & Supplies
$252
Travel
$242
Loan Fees
$28
Personal
$538
Total$4,208
Tuition and Fees are based on three-hours of enrollment for one-term ($293/credit hour)
Tuition & Fees$879
Housing$890
Meals$695
Books & Supplies
$126
Travel
$121
Loan Fees
$14
Personal
$269
Total$2,994

Tuition and Fees are based on six-hours of enrollment for two-terms ($293/credit hour)
Tuition & Fees$1,758

Housing$1,780
Meals$1,390
Books & Supplies
$252
Travel
$242
Loan Fees
$28
Personal
$538
Total$5,988

Summer 2022 Out-Of-State Cost of Attendance Budget

The budgets below are based on average enrollment. One-Term Budgets are based on 3 hours of enrollment in one term of summer; Two-Term Budgets are based on 6 hours of enrollment in two terms. Your actual budget tuition and fees will be set based on your enrolled hours.

Tuition and Fees are based on three-hours of enrollment for one-term ($960/credit hour)
Tuition & Fees$2,880
Housing$0
Meals$695
Books & Supplies
$126
Travel
$175
Loan Fees
$14
Personal
$269
Total$4,159
Tuition and Fees are based on six-hours of enrollment for two-terms ($960/credit hour)
Tuition & Fees$5,760

Housing$0
Meals$1,390
Books & Supplies
$252
Travel
$350
Loan Fees
$28
Personal
$538
Total$8,318
Tuition and Fees are based on three-hours of enrollment for one-term ($960/credit hour)
Tuition & Fees$2,880
Housing$890
Meals$695
Books & Supplies
$126
Travel
$175
Loan Fees
$14
Personal
$269
Total$5,049
Tuition and Fees are based on six-hours of enrollment for two-terms ($960/credit hour)
Tuition & Fees$5,760

Housing$1,780
Meals$1,390
Books & Supplies
$252
Travel
$350
Loan Fees
$28
Personal
$538
Total$10,098

Summer Internship Grant

APPLY NOW for summer 2022!

The application deadline for Summer 2022 is Friday, April 1, 2022 @ 11:59 pm.

The Summer Internship Grant provides funding for current students pursuing summer opportunities that advance their career or academic interests.

Grants range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand, depending on a student’s need and proposed budget.

This competitive grant is meant to help meet basic living expenses. Students are responsible for finding an internship and covering expenses beyond the value of the grant.

Please note:

  • We are not able to fund international travel for summer 2022.
  • If your internship requires travel to/from a site outside the state of North Carolina, please familiarize yourself with UNC’s current travel guidance.

Criteria:

  • Open to students who received need-based financial aid during the current academic year.
  • Summer internships must last at least four weeks. Internships can be paid or unpaid, for academic credit or not for credit.
  • Students must complete an end of internship survey upon completion of the summer internship.
  • Priority is placed on students who will graduate in December 2022 or May 2023.

To get a sense of what we’re looking for, you can view a sample application: Internship Grant Example

For more information, please contact Grace Athy at University Career Services.

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