If you are planning to attend summer school in 2013 and would like to receive financial aid, including the HOPE scholarship, there are some additional steps you will need to take.
- First, to be eligible for summer aid, students must complete or have completed the 2012-2013 FAFSA.
- Once the FAFSA has been completed students must fill out the UT Financial Aid Request for summer. It is essential that this form be completed in a timely fashion to prevent delays in receiving summer aid. Note, you cannot receive aid without completing this form.
- The HOPE scholarship program now allows qualified students to receive up to $6,000 a year, divided equally between fall, spring and summer semesters. Students registering for summer school can use the HOPE scholarship provided they meet the program’s minimum GPA requirements and enroll in at least six hours. Part-time awards are prorated.
- Please note: Any change in enrollment status can affect your aid for summer. HOPE/TELS award recipients should not drop any courses once summer begins as it may result in permanent loss of the HOPE scholarship.
Changes made to the law that extends the HOPE scholarship to summer school and add a cap on the number of hours students can use the HOPE to cover to 120 hours (up to a maximum of 136 hours for select programs).
For students who first received HOPE funding in the fall of 2009 or later, eligibility ends when they earn a baccalaureate degree or five years from the date of your initial enrollment or after 120 attempted hours, whichever occurs first.
To find out more, visit UT's Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program website.
The Summer 2013 Financial Aid Request Form is available at this link.
Please note: Financial Aid, including the HOPE Scholarship, is not available for the UT Mini-term.
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