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Summer Loan & Pell Grant

Financial Aid Office


The amount of Pell Grant for undergraduate students and Stafford Loan offered to you for the fall and spring semesters may be at or near your annual limit and, if utilized in the fall and spring semesters, will leave you with little or no Pell Grant or Stafford Loan eligibility for summer semester.

If you plan to take summer classes, and will need financial aid, then you will need to make plans now to budget your loan funds. Reviewing your annual Stafford loan limit below will help you in reserving some funds for summer by reducing the amount of loan that you borrow during the school year.

The summer Pell Grant (undergraduate students only) award is based on summer enrollment levels and remaining annual Pell eligibility.

If you anticipate enrolling in courses for summer and need financial aid please visit our Loans page for detailed information on managing your student loans.

Dependent Undergraduate Student (based on FAFSA):

Stafford Annual Loan Limit:

      • Freshman:  0-29 credits earned:  $5,500
      • Sophomore:  30-59 credits earned:  $6,500
      • Junior/Senior:  60+ credits earned:  $7,500

If you opt to borrow your maximum Stafford eligibility during the Fall and Spring semesters your financing options will be limited to:

Remember you must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) to receive aid.

Independent Undergraduate Student (based on FAFSA):

Stafford Annual Loan Limit:

      • Freshman:  0-29 credits earned:  $9,500
      • Sophomore:  30-59 credits earned:  $10,500
      • Junior/Senior:  60+ credits earned:  $12,500

If you opt to borrow your maximum Stafford eligibility during the Fall and Spring semesters your financing options will be limited to:

Remember you must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) to receive aid.

Graduate Students:

Stafford Annual Loan Limit: $20,500

If you opt to borrow your maximum Stafford eligibility during the Fall and Spring semesters your financing options will be limited to:

Remember you must be enrolled at least half-time (2 credit hours) to receive aid. (If you are a student in the CU Anschutz Public Health program, half-time is 3 credit hours.)

Professional Students:

Stafford Annual Loan Limit:

Annual loan limits vary for students enrolled in Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health programs based on your grade level and program of study. Your remaining eligibility for Stafford loans will be automatically calculated and offered to you.

Additional financing options will include:

Remember you must be enrolled at least half-time (5 credit hours) to receive aid.

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