Students interested in receiving financial aid (federal/scholarships) during the summer should complete the online Summer Aid Application. All aid in the summer is processed on an individual basis, based on the number of credits a student is enrolled. A student is considered at least half time, if they are taking 3 or more credits during the summer.
The financial aid available during the summer usually consists of the Federal Direct Stafford Loans. Rising second or third year students, who have not used their qualifying scholarships for their ONE summer of enrollment, may request to receive their scholarship in the summer. The Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan is also an additional loan option that is available.
Students who are borrowing Federal Loans for the first time during the summer must complete Entrance Counseling. They must also complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for the Stafford Loan in order for the loans to disburse. The maximum amount available in the Stafford Loan Program is $10,250. Eligibility is based on the student's Cost of Attendance (COA) minus any scholarships being used for the summer. Click here for more information on Stafford Loans.
The PLUS eligibility will be determined based on the student's COA minus other aid (scholarships/Stafford Loans). Click here for more information on the Graduate PLUS Loan.
Students planning to participate in UM's Study Abroad Program or participate in a consortium program with an accredited ABA Law School must complete the Summer Aid Application to be considered for aid to fund their studies. Students taking classes elsewhere during the summer must have approval from the Associate Dean of Academics and complete the Consortium Agreement prior to any aid being processed. Student may NOT use their scholarship for courses taken outside of the University of Miami. All federal loans will be disbursed based on our summer enrollment period.