Summer - Terms and Conditions

Please read these items carefully as they detail the conditions you must meet and maintain in order to be eligible for Federal, State, Institutional and other types of financial aid.

  • Initial awards are estimated based on halftime enrollment (6 credit hours), or actual enrollment if you have registered for classes

  • Awards will be adjusted based on final enrollment/session.

  • Disbursement of funds will not be made until you are attending a minimum of 6 credit hours.

  • Example: if you are enrolled in only 3 credits in the first sessions (A, B, or F Sessions) and 3 or more credits in Session C, your aid will not be disbursed until Session C.

  • If you reduce your enrollment or withdraw after financial aid disburses, you may be required to repay some or all of your financial aid.

Federal Pell Grant

  • Most students will require a minimum enrollment of 6 hours to receive a Pell award for the summer term
  • Pell Grant amounts will be prorated based on session and the number of credits that you are enrolled in
    • 6-8 hours = 50% of a full-time Pell award
    • 9-11 hours = 75% of a full time Pell award
  • Students who have enrollment in multiple session including the C session will not see the Pell posted to their account until C session.
  • For additional information see our Summer Financial Aid page.

Transient Student Enrollment / Enrollment at another school

  • Students attending another Florida public college or university for Summer must go to Florida Shines and apply as a transient student
  • Courses taken at another institution, must be approved by your advisor for transfer credit towards your degree, and enrollment and cost of attendance must be verified with your host school, before financial aid can be disbursed.
  • Before you will be considered for Financial Aid you must have on file:
  • Students who will attend another institution while enrolled at FSU in the same semester (for example, TCC) should indicate DUAL ENROLLMENT in the student comment box on Florida Shines
  • Students attending FAMU must complete the CO-OP Form with the Registrar's Office
  • Student attending a Florida private college or university or an out-of-state institution must complete the paper transient application available here
  • Students applying to Florida private colleges or out-of-state institutions will also need to have their host school complete a Financial Aid Consortium Agreement with FSU Office of Financial Aid

Summer Bright Futures

The Information below only applies to Bright Futures Recipients

Bright Futures Rates at FSU

Bright Futures Academic Scholarship

$213.55/credit hour

No $300 Additional Expense Award for Summer

Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship

$160.16/credit hour


Bright Futures Gold Seal

Not elligible for award at FSU

  • Minimum enrollment required - 6 credit hours
    • any combination of summer session and FSU/transient enrollment
  • Disbursement - end of drop/add for the summer session at which the student reaches at least six hours of enrollment (no disbursement prior to the end of drop/add).
  • Drop/Repayment - If a student drops a class for which they have been disbursed Bright Futures, the award must be repaid (based on the number of credits dropped).
  • Transient enrollment
    • Transient students must complete the transient approval process through the Florida Shines system to be considered for summer financial aid.
    • Degree seeking students at FSU should not change their school listed on the state/OSFA website – FSU is the home school and must award and disburse the Bright Futures award.
    • Bright Futures payments will be determined by the host institution’s rate (each institution has its own payment rate).
  • GRAD / LAW/ MED - Students admitted to Graduate, Medical or Law programs may be eligible for Bright Futures for 1 term as a graduate student, based on Bright Future graduate eligibility rules (undergraduate degree earned in 7 terms or less; remaining hours greater than 14).
    • All hours are paid at the undergraduate level.


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