For many Queens College students, summer classes offer a unique opportunity to advance the pace of their degree track.
We encourage you to read and follow the summer financial aid guidelines listed below for summer financial aid for those attending Queens College. The special summer information on this page supplements standard eligibility criteria for each program.
File all aid applications early and follow the Bursar's instructions regarding bill due dates and payment options.
TAP for Summer 2017 is based on the 2017-2018 TAP application. To be considered for summer TAP, students must add QC TAP code (1416) to the summer field on the application.
To be eligible for TAP for summer sessions:
- Students must have been registered at Queens College for both the fall and spring semesters prior to the summer session (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017).
- Students must have earned a minimum of 24 credits applicable to the degree during the prior two semesters and have been full-time in the spring semester immediately prior to the summer.
- Students must formally declare their major with the Registrar's Office before summer classes begin if they will have 60 credits towards their degree.
Students enrolled for 12 or more credits in Sessions 4W1 (Summer 1 Short), 4W2 (Summer 2 Short), and/or 6W2 (Summer 2 Long) will use a full-semester award, and those enrolled for 6 to 11 credits will use half a semester's TAP eligibility.
Students on permit to QC can only be certified for TAP at their home school within New York State.
These requirements are in addition to the standard eligibility requirements for the TAP program.
Depending on the disbursed amount of your 2016-2017 Pell Grant (during Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017), some continuing students may be eligible for a 2016-2017 Pell disbursement for Summer 2017. This is considered to be a "trailer" or "backend" disbursement from Academic Year 2016-2017. Eligible students are expected to be automatically awarded a "trailer" Summer 2017 Pell from 2016-2017 without any additional paperwork.
Students not eligible for Pell funds during Summer 2017 as a "trailer" from Academic Year 2016-2017 may request a review to use part of their Academic Year 2017-2018 Pell award for Summer 2017. Choosing this option is likely to reduce the student's remaining Pell for Spring 2018. To request this review, a student must fill out a Summer Pell Request form in the One Stop Service Center.
Direct Loan eligibility for summer is based on your new FAFSA application for the current fiscal year. After you file the FAFSA and TAP applications, and you have cleared any problems and edits, a Direct Loan Request Form must be completed via CUNYfirst. See our Direct Loan web page or ask us about requirements for filing the direct loan master promissory note on the web before submitting the direct loan request.
Students must be matriculated in a degree program and registered for at least 6 credits in Summer I /Summer II combined or Summer II only. A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required for undergraduates after 30 credits; a 3.0 is required for graduate students. You can file the Direct Loan for summer starting in June.
Percy E. Sutton SEEK program
A SEEK student is allowed ten (10) semesters of opportunity program eligibility. In addition, all special program students are allowed one Immersion and two regular summer semesters. The maximum amount given to students for books and supplies shall be separately determined for the regular academic year and for summer session attendance based on available funding.
Federal Work-Study (FWS)
Students awarded FWS for the 2017-2018 Academic Year may use their awards during Summer 2017 if they accept placement off campus in a community service job. Please come to the Office of Financial Aid Services for an application. You must bring a resume with you and be registered for 6 credits in Summer 2017 and/or Fall 2017. Students entering Queens College for the first time in Fall 2017 are not eligible for summer FWS.