Summer quarter is the first quarter of the University of Washington's academic year. The types and amounts of financial aid available for this quarter are limited.
A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed listing the UW school code 003798 (this is the school code for all UW campuses) before we can determine your eligibility for summer quarter aid. We recommend filing your FAFSA by the priority deadline of January 15 and filing the summer aid application by May 15 for priority processing. Normal processing time for summer quarter aid can take up to eight weeks, depending upon when you submitted your FAFSA and if additional information is needed to evaluate your eligibility. Awards for summer aid are typically awarded in early June. You will receive a notification in your MyUW account once your award is ready to review.
Pay your tuition by the due date even if your financial aid will not be ready in time. Tuition for summer quarter is due on Friday of the third week of the quarter.
Minimum enrollment requirement
The full-time and part-time enrollment requirements for summer quarter are the same as for any quarter in the academic year. To review enrollment requirements, please refer to Disbursement. Correspondence courses do not count toward the minimum enrollment requirement, and visiting students (summer only attendees) and other non-matriculated students are not eligible for financial aid during summer quarter. Professional and continuing education (PCE) credits count only if you are a UW degree student, the class is a regular credit class and the class appears on your regular university class schedule. You can check if your PCE credits count by contacting the UW Tacoma Office of Student Financial Aid.
Summer quarter aid programs
Most, but not all, financial aid programs are available during the summer quarter. Our office will determine if you are eligible to receive additional financial aid funds to pay towards your summer quarter or if we need to spread your financial aid funds over four quarters instead of the regular three quarters of attendance.
The aid programs are described in more detail in Types of aid.
Summer satisfactory academic progress requirement
If you are a current student continuing in to the summer quarter, you must meet satisfactory academic progress requirements for the prior year to receive aid. For example, if you do not complete the required number of credits for the 2018-19 academic year by the end of spring quarter 2019 then your eligibility for financial aid will be suspended, we will stop processing your aid and your summer quarter 2019 aid will not be disbursed for you.
Summer refund and repayment policy
If you receive financial aid for summer quarter and withdraw from all of your classes during the federal refund period (the first 60% of your enrollment period), financial aid will be returned to the aid programs you received funds from. The amount of your financial aid that must be returned is based on the proportion of the quarter that was not completed. For example, if you withdraw with 80% of the quarter remaining then 80% of your financial aid funds must be returned to the programs from which they were disbursed. In addition, you may owe immediate repayment of financial aid that you received (except federal direct loans that are payable according to the terms of the promissory note). The amount of financial aid that you must immediately repay depends on the amount of university fees as well as the types and amounts of financial aid available to you. For additional information, please see Withdrawal and refund.