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Office of Financial Aid
Financial Aid

Summer School Aid

Holcomb Observatory

Financial aid for summer is limited. It typically includes loan assistance and sometimes a federal grant. Butler gift assistance is only available for the fall and spring semesters.

Students will be notified starting in April and after summer enrollment via their Butler email if they have summer financial aid eligibility to review on their Student Financial Planning portal via my.butler.edu

Per federal regulations, financial aid for the upcoming academic year cannot be used to pay for summer charges.

A complete list of tuition and fees for summer is available here.

Incoming First Year Students 

For Federal Pell Grant eligibility, students should:

  • File the FAFSA for the 2020–2021 academic year. The deadline to file is June 30, 2021.
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of one credit hour for the summer.
  • Students who are eligible for Federal Pell Grant for the 2021–2022 academic year are encouraged to file the FAFSA to be reviewed for summer Pell Grant.

For Federal Direct Loan eligibility, students should:

  • Be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours at Butler University in the summer as an undergraduate student, or three credit hours as a graduate student.
  • File the FAFSA for the 2020–2021 and/or the 2021–2022 academic year. The deadline to file the 2020–2021 FAFSA is June 30, 2021.

Students enrolled in less than half-time credit hours may still seek an additional loan through Private Education Loans. Additional borrowing is also available through the Federal Direct PLUS Loan program for undergraduate students enrolled in at least six credit hours.

Current Students

For Federal Pell Grant eligibility, students should:

  • Be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours at Butler University in the summer.
  • File the FAFSA for the 2020–2021 and/or the 2021–2022 academic year and have completed their financial aid file.
  • Be eligible for Federal Pell Grant for the 2020–2021 and/or the 2021–2022 academic year.

For Federal Direct Loan eligibility, students should:

  • Be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours at Butler University in the summer as an undergraduate student, or three credit hours as a graduate student.
  • File the FAFSA for the 2020–2021 and/or the 2021–2022 academic year and have completed their financial aid file.
  • Have unused Federal Direct Loan eligibility from the academic year preceding summer school. Eligibility will be determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Students enrolled in less than half-time credit hours may still seek an additional loan through Private Education Loans. Additional borrowing is also available through the Federal Direct PLUS Loan program for undergraduate students enrolled in at least six credit hours and graduate students in at least three credit hours.