George Mason University

Summer Aid

Students who will attend classes during the Summer term(s) may request a review of their summer financial aid eligibility by submitting a Notification of Summer Status 2017 Form to the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) starting in April. This form is important, as financial aid is manually reviewed for this semester.

Procedure to Request Summer Financial Aid

  1. Register for classes on PatriotWeb (March)
  2. On April 1, 2017 the Summer Notification Form will become available for completion (submit in person or online)
    • Summer Aid Notification Status Form (coming soon)
  3. Once you have submitted your form to the Office of Student Financial Aid, please allow 24-48 business hours to review and update your account.
    • You will be emailed with additional information once your financial aid eligibility for summer has been determined.
    • Emails will also be sent to students if there is no additional financial aid is available for the summer, and other payment options will be listed as well (see Additional Payment Options below).

(Note: If you are attending less than half time, you will not be eligible for Federal Direct Loans, Direct Parent Plus Loans, or Graduate Plus Loans.)

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.