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
  • Students who are enrolled in partial summer sessions (B or C) or enrolled less than 12 hours will have their Pell award prorated

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

  • Students may now receive Bright Futures Academic and Bright Futures Medallion scholarship for the summer term
  • Eligible students include: 
    • Students who were eligible to receive the Bright Futures Academic Scholarship in the 2019-2020 academic year who have not graduated and who have remaining hours available in their scholarship (120 maximum)
    • 2020 high school graduates who have been admitted to FSU for the 2020 summer semester who have been officially determined by the Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) as a Bright Futures recipient 
  • Students must be enrolled for the summer as degree-seeking students
  • Students should review their status on OSFA’s website to verify that FSU is listed as their school of enrollment for Summer 2020 
  • Bright Futures will pay as follows at FSU:
  • Bright Futures Academic Scholarship

    $213.55/credit hour

    Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship

    $160.16/credit hour

  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours to receive summer Bright Futures
  • Disbursement will occur after the drop/add period of the summer session at which the student reaches at least six hours of enrollment (no disbursement prior to the end of drop/add)
  • 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)
  • Degree seeking students at FSU who will be enrolling as transients at another Florida institution should continue to list FSU as their school on the OSFA site, as FSU will be the school that awards and disburses aid. Bright Futures payments will be determined by the host institution’s rate (each institution has its own payment rate)
  • Transient students must complete the transient approval process through Florida Shines to be considered for summer financial aid


  • A maximum of 45 semester hours may be funded in one academic year.
    • For students who started at FSU in Summer of 2018, the academic year includes Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019
    • For students who start as Freshmen in Summer 2019, the academic year will include Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020.
  • 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
  • No remedial course work is funded
  • The Book/Additional Expense award for Bright Futures Academic scholars is not available for the summer term
  • Gold Seal awards (GSC/GSV) are not eligible for payment at FSU, as this award may only be used at postsecondary institutions that offer an applied technology diploma, technical degree education program (associate in applied science or associate in science), or a career certificate program


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