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Financial Aid: Summer Aid

The Armstrong Office of Financial Aid is here to help you plan and finance your future. Summer aid is made up of Federal Direct loans, Pell Grant, Alternative Loans and/or HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship. We're here for you and because of you!

What Do I Need to Know?

Types of Aid

Federal Pell Grants

Pell Grant does not have to be repaid

  • These grants are based on remaining eligibility for undergraduate students. Undergraduates who enrolled less than full-time for either fall or spring term may have remaining Pell Grant funds available for summer.
  • Undergraduates who enrolled full-time for both fall and spring term must be enrolled in at least half-time to receive Pell Grant funds during summer.
  • Class attendance must be verified before disbursement of Pell Grants.

Visit the Pell Grants page for more information.


Loans must be repaid and you must be enrolled and verified as attending at least half-time during the summer semester in order to be eligible to receive a summer loan (at least  six credit hours for undergraduates; at least three credit hours for graduates).

Federal Direct Loans

Students who did not borrow the annual federal loan amounts may have remaining loan eligibility for summer semester. You must complete a loan request to be reviewed for loan eligibilit

Federal Parent PLUS Loan for Undergraduate Students

Dependent undergraduate students who have received their maximum loan amounts or do not have remaining Stafford Loan eligibility may apply for the PLUS

Federal Graduate PLUS Loan

Graduate students who have received their maximum amount in loans or need additional funds can apply for the federal direct graduate/professional plus loan.

Alternative Loan

If eligible, the Financial Aid office will certify a private alternative loan; however, we do not make lender recommendations to students. Please consult our Financial Aid website for additional information.

Visit the Loans page to request additional funds and for more information.

HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarships

The HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships are for Georgia residents and are based on a student's academic achievement.

  • HOPE pays a percentage of the summer tuition rate for eligible students.
  • Zell Miller pays 100% of summer tuition for eligible students.

Visit the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarships page for more information.

Transient Students

Armstrong Students Attending Other Schools

If you are attending another school during summer term and would like to have your enrollment at the host school be considered when packaging your aid for summer term, you must submit a Letter of Good Standing from the Registrar's Office. You must also submit the consortium agreement pdf. Please note consortium agreements do not serve as payment and your host school may require payment prior to Armstrong's disbursement.

Students from Other Schools Attending Armstrong

If you are NOT an Armstrong student, Armstrong does not process your aid. You must contact your financial aid office at your home school and ask about their process for transient students. Many schools do not participate in consortium agreements. Consortium agreements do not serve as payment to Armstrong and classes may be dropped unless timely payment is received.

Summer Deadlines

Mar 5

Priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA.

Apr 6

Supporting documentation deadline

May 5

Summer aid application deadline

The first scheduled disbursement for sessions 1 & 2 is June 14, 2017. The first scheduled disbursement for session 3 is July 12, 2017


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