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Summer Financial Aid FAQs

1. Who is eligible for summer Pell Grant?

• Continuing and returning IVC students in good academic standing.
• New IVC students who have met the high school equivalency requirement prior to June 17, 2024

2. What types of financial aid are available in the summer?

• Pell Grant
• California College Promise Grant (CCPG)
• Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG)-subject to the availability of funds.

3. Do I need to apply for Summer Financial Aid?

• If you have already applied for the 2023-24 award year, you need not apply again. See question 4 for information on how eligibility is determined.
• If you have not applied, you must complete the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than June 30, 2024.
• Your financial aid file must be completed with no missing requirements no later than July 18, 2024.
• If you are applying for CCPG only, the CCPG paper application is due no later than July 25, 2024. 
Note: You must complete the 2024-25 FAFSA for Fall 2024

4. How is my summer financial aid eligibility determined?

• If you enrolled full-time (12+ units) and received the full-time Pell Grant award for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024, you must enroll at least half-time (6+ units of required coursework) in summer classes to receive a summer Pell Grant.
• If you enrolled part-time in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024, there is no minimum unit requirement to receive a summer Pell Grant (unless required by your EFC).  You can use the remainder of your annual Pell Grant amount during summer with no minimum unit requirement. Reminder- only required coursework can be counted for Pell grant. 
• The amount you will receive is based on your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the U.S. Department of Education, and your enrollment status for the summer term.

• Enrollment status is determined by the number of required units you enroll in.

 Enrollment Status

 Units of Required Coursework


 9 (max for Summer)


 6 to 8.5

 Less than 1/2-time

 .5 to 5.5

5. When can I view the summer financial aid award?
Summer awards will be posted in WebSTAR after summer registration. Awards will be pending evaluation of Spring 2024 grades and actual enrollment status. Check your messages and outstanding requirements frequently for updates.

6. I am thinking about dropping a summer class. Will this affect my summer financial aid?

If you have been paid for a class that you never attend, your enrollment status will be recalculated and your award may be adjusted.

7. I am thinking about dropping all my summer classes. How will this affect my summer financial aid?

If you have been paid financial aid funds and dropped all classes before July 10th (60% point of the term), you may be required to pay that portion of the aid which was unearned.