Summer - Terms and Conditions


Summer is considered a non-standard academic term, and has its own 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.

  • Awards are estimated based on full time enrollment (12 credit hours). 
  • Awards may 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

  • Students that did not receive 100% of the first scheduled Pell award during the Fall/Spring semesters will be awarded the remainder of their eligibility.
  • Eligible students that did not receive Pell during the Fall/Spring semesters will be awarded 50% of their first scheduled Pell award.
  • Students that did receive 100% annual Pell award will receive an additional 50% for summer. (Students must have at least 6 hours)

Transient Student Enrollment / Enrollment at another school

  • If you wish to take courses at another institution, your coursework 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:
  • a current valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • a complete financial aid file (no outstanding financial aid document requests on your To Do List)
  • Students attending another Florida public college or university for Summer must go to Florida Shines and apply as a transient student
  • 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.
  • 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 Academic Scholars

  • Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) may receive 100% of the cost of tuition and fees for summer 2018.
    • Only the Bright Futures Academic Scholarship will disburse for summer – The book award, Medallion and Top Scholars will not be available
  • Eligible students include 2018 high school graduates who have been admitted for the 2018 summer semester and who have been officially determined by the Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) as a Florida Academic Scholar as well as students who were eligible to receive the Bright Futures Academic Scholarship in the 2017-2018 academic year.
  •  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 2018.
  • Degree seeking students at FSU who will be enrolling as transients at another Florida institution should continue to list FSU, as FSU will be the school that awards and disburses aid.
  • Bright Futures will pay $213.55/credit hour at FSU or appropriate tuition and fees at other eligible transient institutions
  • You must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours to receive summer Bright Futures
  • There will be no early disbursements of 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.
  • If a student drops a class for which they have been disbursed, Bright Futures will have to be repaid for those dropped hours
  • 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 enrolled Fall 17, the academic year will include Fall 17, Spring 18 and summer 18
    • For students who start as Freshmen in Summer 2018, the academic year will include Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019.
  • All hours are paid at the undergraduate level.
  • No remedial course work is funded
  • 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
  • Please read the Summer Bright Futures Academic FAQ


Last updated 6/8/2018
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