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Summer Session 2022 Accelerator Student Success Tuition Fee Waiver

Cal Poly Humboldt students who are enrolled in a degree seeking program and are working on their undergraduate coursework will be eligible to have 2 summer session courses waived of tuition* for FREE (up to 8 units). Course fees beyond the 8 units will be assessed at the regular summer session rate of $289 per unit.   

Programs & Fees NOT eligible for the summer fee waiver include: 

  • Summer Study Abroad or Field Courses
  • Master’s Programs
  • Special Session Courses (Leadership Studies)
  • Extension Non-Credit Courses
  • Books and Class Materials
  • Internship, directed / independent study, and field experience 
  • Summer Session Fees for more than 2 classes or units beyond 8 units

*Summer Session Tuition is defined as Unit Fees.

Summer PELL Grants

Federal Pell Grant Program that allows eligible students to receive additional Federal Pell Grant award for summer. To be eligible for the additional summer Pell Grant Award, the student must meet the program requirements and be enrolled in at least 6 units. 

The Pell Grant Award is based on a student's Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA 

  • Awards will vary based on EFC
  • Awards are prorated based on units enrolled
  • Aggregate lifetime award cannot exceed 600% (6 years or 12 semesters of full-time)
  • You must have a 2021-2022 FAFSA application on file to be considered for Summer Aid


How do I know how much Summer Pell I would be eligible for? The easiest way to estimate your eligibility for summer Pell will be to first look at your Fall 2021 Pell award. If you were enrolled full-time for Fall 2021 you would have received 50% of your eligibility. Next, look at your Spring 2022 Pell award. Again, if you were enrolled full-time you would have received 50% of your eligibility. Therefore, for Summer 2022 you will be eligible for an additional Pell disbursement if you are enrolled in 6 units.

In the example below, an undergraduate student who has received 50% of their Pell Grant in Fall 2021 and 50% of their Pell Grant in Spring 2022, will have used 100% of their scheduled Pell Grant Award. If the student enrolls in Summer Session 2022, they may qualify for the additional Pell Grant Award if they meet the program eligibility requirements and are enrolled in at least 6 units.  

2021-2022 Academic Year (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022)

*Example below shows award EFC is $0 and the student is enrolled in 6 units Summer 2021. 


  Fall 2021  Spring 2022  Summer 2022


Enrolled Units
12 units12 units6 units*

% of Pell Used


Award Amount 


When will my summer Pell be awarded? We are unable to begin processing summer awards until June 1.  If you are enrolled in at least 6 units and are eligible for Summer Pell, we will award it to you.

Summer Aid Recipients

Your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is dependent upon the type and amount of aid received and your enrollment level at the time of disbursement. Your SAP status will be updated after all summer grades are posted and keep in mind that your status can affect your aid eligibility for the upcoming fall semester. Visit Maintaining Eligibility for more information. 

Summer Admission

If you are admitted to Humboldt for the summer (as your first term), your aid eligibility may be limited depending on other aid you may have received in previous terms.