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Summer Aid

Eligibility Information

If you have not already done so, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year.  Oakland University Student Financial Services must have a 2013-2014 FAFSA on file by June 30, 2014 or two weeks before your last summer session ends (whichever is earlier), before financial aid can be awarded. 

Students eligible for the Federal Pell Grant will be automatically identified and awarded. Students eligible to use OU scholarships and grants will receive instructions via their OU email account indicating how to request their award(s).  Students wishing to receive Federal Direct Loans should review the Maximum Annual Loan Limits for Federal Direct Loans chart below and if remaining loan eligibility exist, complete a Summer Financial Aid Request

Summer financial aid packages will be available to be viewed on the Award Overview tab on MySAIL beginning March 1.

Students must be admitted into an eligible degree or certificate program of study to be considered for financial aid. All OU degree programs and select certificate programs (including teacher certification) qualify for financial aid. Endorsements, second majors, professional development, non-degree, continuing education, credit by exam (competency credit), audited courses, guest students, etc. qualify for private aid.

Federal Direct Parent PLUS and Graduate PLUS loans are additional non need-based resources which require a separate application. 

Students are responsible for payment of summer tuition and on-campus housing charges by the due dates until financial aid is processed and all financial aid requirements are satisfied.  Please allow adequate processing time, generally 5-10 business days.  Please review payment and refund information.  

Enrollment Chart

ENROLLMENT STATUS

UNDERGRADUATE*

GRADUATE

Full time

12+ credits

8+ credits

Half time

 6 – 11 credits

4 – 7 credits

Less than half time**

1 – 5 credits

1 – 3 credits



Maximum Annual Loan Limits for Federal Direct Loans 
Loans received for fall, winter, and summer are included.

CLASS STANDING

UNDERGRADUATE DEPENDENT STUDENT (SUB/UNSUB)

UNDERGRADUATE INDEPENDENT STUDENT (SUB/UNSUB)

GRADUATE/
DOCTORAL STUDENT (SUB/UNSUB)
PARENT PLUS AND
GRAD PLUS
Freshmen
27 or less completed credits

$5,500  –  Up to $3,500 may be subsidized

$9,500 –  Up to $3,500 may be subsidized

$20,500

Cost of attendance minus other financial aid

Sophomore
28-55  completed credits

$6,500 –  Up to $4,500 may be subsidized

$10,500 – Up to $4,500 may be subsidized

Junior/Senior
56 or more completed credits

$7,500 – Up to $5,500 may be subsidized

$12,500 – Up to $5,500 may be subsidized

Second Undergrad

$7,500

$12,500 – Up to $5,500 may be subsidized

Teacher Certification

$5,500

$12,500 – Up to $5,500 may be subsidized

Undergrad Preparatory 

Course Work

$2625

$8,625 – Up to $2,625 may be subsidized

Graduate Preparatory 

Course Work

 $5500

$12,500 – Up to $5,500 may be subsidized