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Summer Session 2023 Student Success Tuition Coverage

Undergraduate continuing Cal Poly Humboldt students who are enrolled in a degree seeking program, meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and are working on their undergraduate coursework will be eligible to have 6 units of summer session courses paid for through financial aid or campus scholarships.

Course fees beyond the 6 units will be assessed at the regular summer session rate of $289 per unit.   

Programs & Fees NOT eligible for the Campus Scholarship or State-side grant aid 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 
  • Non-resident tuition - more information about non-resident tuition fees can be found on the Student Financial Service website.
  • Summer Session Fees for more than 6 units

**These programs have limited eligibility for other financial aid programs. Please contact the Financial Aid office for more details.

Summer Financial Aid Resources

At the time of registration, a "Tuition Waiver" placeholder will automatically be applied to each student account. This waiver placeholder will ensure that the Student Accounts/Cashier's Office is calculating tuition correctly, and that up to 6 units($1665) of tuition is covered.

The Financial Aid office will then assess each enrolled student for financial aid or campus scholarship eligibility. During this assessment period, one of the following resources will be used to pay unit fees, depending on individual eligibility:

  • State University Grant
  • Cal Grant Fees
  • Summer Success Scholarship

Once the correct award is packaged, the "Tuition Waiver" placeholder will be replaced by the appropriate award listed above.

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 2022-2023 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 2022 Pell award. If you were enrolled full-time for Fall 2022 you would have received 50% of your eligibility. Next, look at your Spring 2023 Pell award. Again, if you were enrolled full-time you would have received 50% of your eligibility. Therefore, for Summer 2023 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 2022 and 50% of their Pell Grant in Spring 2023, will have used 100% of their scheduled Pell Grant Award. If the student enrolls in Summer Session 2023, they may qualify for the additional Pell Grant Award if they meet the program eligibility requirements and are enrolled in at least 6 units.  

2022-2023 Academic Year (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023)

*Example below shows award EFC is $0 and the student is enrolled in 6 units Summer 2023. 


  Fall 2022  Spring 2023  Summer 2023


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 5th.  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 spring 2023 grades are posted which may affect your aid eligibility for the summer 2023 session.

Your SAP status will be updated again after summer grades are posted. Please keep in mind that your status may 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.