Summer Aid

CRRSSA Grant Award

The Financial Aid office has made provisions to award all students enrolled in 6 units for the summer session with a $1000 CRRSSA Grant. Students are not required to have a 2020-21 FAFSA on file to be eligible to receive this grant. All students who are enrolled in at least 6 units, and are considered U.S. citizens, will be eligible for the grant. These funds will be a direct payment to the student, and will not be applied to tuition for the summer session. Students with questions regarding their overall summer financial aid eligibility are encouraged to meet with a Financial Aid professional to review their individual awards. The Financial Aid office is currently working remotely, but drop-in Zoom sessions are available Monday – Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Zoom links can be found under the “Contact” tab.

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 2020-2021 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 2020 Pell award. If you were enrolled full-time for Fall 2020 you would have received 50% of your eligibility. Next, look at your Spring 2021 Pell award. Again, if you were enrolled full-time you would have received 50% of your eligibility. Therefore, for Summer 2021 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 2020 and 50% of their Pell Grant in Spring 2021, will have used 100% of their scheduled Pell Grant Award. If the student enrolls in Summer Session 2021, they may qualify for the additional Pell Grant Award if they meet the program eligibility requirements and are enrolled in at least 6 units.  

2020-2021 Academic Year (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021)

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


  Fall 2020  Spring 2021  Summer 2021


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