Summer and Winter Financial Aid


Summer Financial Aid

Please note the following information is only for currently enrolled degree Bloomsburg University students.  If you are attending Bloomsburg University during the summer to transfer credits back to your home school, please contact your school's financial aid office for more information.  Bloomsburg University cannot process financial aid on your behalf.

For summer 2020 financial aid, you should try to complete the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid by March 15, 2020 to allow for sufficient processing time.  Please schedule an appointment with our staff once you know how many credits you will be taking in the summer semester. 

  • Federal Pell Grant:  Undergraduate students who meet the eligibility criteria may receive a Federal Pell Grant. 
  • Summer Pennsylvania State Grant:  Undergraduate Pennsylvania residents enrolled for a minimum of six degree credits may possibly qualify for a Pennsylvania State Grant.  A separate summer application available online at www.pheaa.org is required.  NOTE:  The summer semester counts towards the maximum eight semesters of eligibility.
  • Federal Direct Student, PLUS GradPLUS Loans:  Must be enrolled at least half-time (Undergraduate students six degree credits - Graduate/Doctoral students five degree credits) and who meet the eligibility criteria may receive federal loans for enrollment during the summer.  NOTE: Any Direct Student Loans received during the summer will apply to the yearly academic grade level limits.
  • State Loans:  Eligibility criteria differ by loan program.  Prior to applying for a loan, please contact the Financial Aid Office to make certain you have no other aid available.
  • Private Education Alternative Loans:  Eligibility criteria differ by loan program.  Prior to applying for a loan, please contact the Financial Aid Office to make certain you have no other aid available.
  • Work-Study:  Students who meet the eligibility criteria and wish to participate in the work-study program during the summer do not need to be enrolled for summer classes as long as the student is scheduled to return to Bloomsburg University for the fall 2020 semester on at least a half-time basis. 

Winter Financial Aid

There is not a separate disbursement of federal/state aid for the winter semester. Instead any credits taken during the winter semester will be combined with your spring credits to determine eligibility. In order to be eligible for federal/state aid for the winter semester, you must be enrolled in the spring semester. Any federal/state aid awarded for the winter semester will be disbursed with the spring disbursement.  You will need to contact the Bursar 570-389-4013 to give permission to use these funds towards your winter charges.

If you are enrolled for the winter semester and do not qualify for federal/state aid or need additional aid not covered by federal/state sources, you may apply for State or Private Educational Alternative Loans.  These loans may be disbursed during the winter semester.

Please schedule an appointment with our staff once you know how many credits you will be taking in the winter semester.