2023-2024 FAFSA
Available on October 1

If you plan on
attending Rutgers
during the 2023-2024
academic year,
complete the FAFSA to
apply for financial aid.

Fact Check

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Financial Aid for Summer Courses

Institutional Aid

Some campus units may have a limited amount of institutional grant funds for the summer semester. These funds are not guaranteed from year to year and are offered based on funding availability and require that you have maxed out your loan eligibility for the academic year.

Please be advised: Institutional Aid is available during Summer 2023 for Rutgers University-Camden and Rutgers University-New Brunswick students only.

The 2023 Summer Institutional Aid Application can be accessed by Rutgers students at https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvIo0WvaZFutZ54


Most students can only receive student loans that are based on remaining eligibility from the 2022-2023 academic year. Students who are eligible for a Pell Grant during the 2022-2023 academic year may qualify for this assistance for the summer. The Office of Financial Aid will award remaining loan eligibility and a Pell Grant for any student who qualifies.

Students must be actively enrolled at the time of their application submission and be registered for coursework in Summer Session I or the 12-Week Session. Students only registered for coursework in Summer Session II will not be considered for institutional grant resources.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Students applying for summer aid will be held to the standards of the academic progress policy. Your summer aid is contingent upon meeting SAP, or the requirements of your academic plan, if applicable. Academic progress will be measured after spring grades are posted. Grants will not post to your term bill until after SAP is reviewed in mid-June. If you fail to meet academic progress, or the requirements of your plan, your summer aid will be canceled.

For more information on academic progress, visit https://scarlethub.rutgers.edu/SAP

Federal Aid


Undergraduates and RBS students (both undergraduate and graduate) must be enrolled for at least 6 summer credits to receive federal direct loans or a parent PLUS loan for undergraduate students. Graduate and law students must be enrolled for at least 3 summer credits to receive federal direct loans or a graduate PLUS loan.

Summer federal aid will be awarded automatically to eligible students based on the information provided on the 2022-2023 FAFSA. Students will receive notification when their summer aid is available in the Financial Aid Student Portal.

UndergraduateGraduate/Law SchoolRutgers Business School (Newark)
Full-time12 or more credits6 or more credits12 or more credits
Three-quarters time9-11.5 creditsN/A9-11.5 credits
Half-time6-8.5 credits3-5.5 credits6-8.5 credits
Less than half-time5.5 or less credits2.5 or less credits5.5 or less credits