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 2013 is based on the 2013-2014 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 2012 and Spring 2013).
- 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. Please note: The equivalent of 3-credit remedial hours per semester may be included towards the 24-credit requirement.
- 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 1S, 1L, 2S, and/or 2L 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.
Only some Pell Grant recipients are eligible for a Summer 13 Pell Grant, due to recent changes to the Pell Grant program.
Depending on the disbursed amount of your 2012-2013 Pell Grant (during Summer 2012, Fall 2012, and Spring 2013), some continuing students may be eligible for a 2012-2013 Pell disbursement for Summer 13. This is considered to be a "trailer" or "backend" disbursement from Academic Year 2012-2013. Eligible students are expected to be automatically awarded a "trailer" Summer 13 Pell from 2012-2013 without any additional paperwork.
Students not eligible for Pell funds during Summer 2013 as a "trailer" from Academic Year 2012-2013 may request a review to use part of their Academic Year 2013-2014 Pell award for Summer 13. Choosing this option is likely to reduce the student's remaining Pell for Spring 2014. To request this review, a student must file the appropriate paperwork in the One Stop Service Center.
Direct Loan eligibility for Summer 2013 is based on your new FAFSA application for 2013-2014. After you file the FAFSA and TAP applications, and you have cleared any problems and edits, a Direct Loan Request Form must be filed with the Financial Aid Office. See our Direct Loan web page or ask us about requirements for filing the direct loan electronic master promissory note on the web before submitting the direct loan request papers to us.
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 28 credits; a 3.0 is required for graduate students. You can file a combined application for Direct Loan for Summer 2013, Fall 2013, and Spring 2014 starting June 1 if you are also registered for Fall 2013 for at least 6 credits.
Percy E. Sutton SEEK program
SEEK money for Summer 2013 is based on your new FAFSA application for 2013-2014. Pending availability of SEEK funds, SEEK students who have not already received two summer payments can receive summer SEEK money if they are registered in 6 credits in Summer II, or in Summer I/Summer II combined.
Federal Work-Study (FWS)
Students awarded FWS for the 2013-2014 Academic Year may use their awards during Summer 2013 if they accept placement off campus in a community service job. Please come to the Financial Aid Office for an application. You must bring a resume with you and be registered for 6 credits in Summer, 2013 and/or Fall, 2013. Students entering Queens College for the first time in Fall 2013 are not eligible for summer FWS.