Summer Financial Aid

Students interested in Summer Financial Aid should complete a separate Summer Financial Aid Application by March 1st  for priority summer processing.  Applications received after March 1st will be processed in the order that they are received.  The application will be available by mid-February.  Students can access the application on-line through the student's My RU account.

To receive Summer Financial Aid undergraduate students must enroll in at least six credit hours at Radford University and graduate students must enroll in at least five credit hours at Radford University. You must have filed a Free Application for Federal Students Aid (FAFSA) for the current school year and finalized this application.  Your eligibility will be based on that FAFSA. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress will be checked after spring semester grades are posted (for students enrolled at Radford University).  If summer financial aid is awarded to a student who has not made satisfactory progress after spring grades are reviewed, their financial aid will be cancelled.

Summer applications will not be reviewed for eligibility until you are registered for the credit hours that you reported on your summer application in the terms that you indicated.  If you have made a change to your anticipated summer enrollment, please submit a change of hours form to our office confirming the enrollment changes.

Due to the awarding strategies that are utilized for the fall/spring terms of the academic year, limited federal funds are available during the summer.  If a student has any federal aid eligibility, it will normally be through the Federal Direct Loan program and the Pell grant program.  Students may only borrow Federal Direct loan funds if they have remaining eligibility from the prior fall and spring semester, based on their academic class standing.