George Mason University

Summer Aid

Studying Under the Sun

Students who will attend classes during the Summer term(s) may request a review of their summer financial aid eligibility by submitting a Summer Aid Request Form to the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) starting in April. Please allow up to two weeks for processing.

Enrollment Status Definitions

Undergraduate Students
Credit Hours Enrollment Status
12 or more Full-time
9 - 11 Three-quarter time
6 - 8 Half-time
1 - 5 Less than half-time
Graduate Students
Credit Hours Enrollment Status
9 or more Full-time
6 - 8 Three-quarter time
4.5 - 5.5 Half-time
4.4 or less Less than half-time

Additional Payment Options

Loan Options

If you have already used your maximum annual Federal Direct Loan eligibility during the fall and spring semesters, you may have the option of applying for private loans or PLUS Loans (Parents of dependent students and Graduate/Professional students). Your summer financial aid email notification will provide additional information about these loan options.

Payment Plans (Student Accounts Office)

You may also sign up for a Payment Plan through your PatriotWeb for the summer semester. Please click the link for more information on how to set up your payment plan.

If you need further assistance, please be sure to reach out to us with the assistance of our Contact Us page.