Summer Semester Financial Aid
Southern State's (SSCC) academic year consists of 3 semesters: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct student loans, and Federal Work-Study employment may be available during the summer semester under certain conditions.
For Summer 2023 semester, students must have a completed 2022/2023 FAFSA on file with SSCC, be meeting the SSCC Financial Aid standards of satisfactory academic progress, and be enrolled in an SSCC degree or certificate program. Students can view their financial aid information on MyRecords.
Federal Pell Grant
Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in courses that are required for your certificate or degree**
**If you were enrolled less than full-time in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 and had a Pell Grant award, unused funds may be available for the Summer term for enrollment less than 6 credit hours.
The Financial Aid Office will automatically award Pell Grants for the Summer semester to qualifying students.
Federal Direct Student Loans
Students can borrow student loan funding if they have not exhausted their annual loan eligibility for the current academic year. Students can review their academic year loan usage on MyRecords.
Annual Subsidized (Sub) and Unsubsidized (Unsub) Loan Limits:
- Freshman (0-29 Credits earned) up to $5,500 ($3,500 Sub and $2,000 Unsub)
- Sophomore (30+ Credits earned) up to $6,500 ($4,500 Sub and $2,000 Unsub)
- Freshman (0-29 Credits earned) up to $9,500 ($3,500 Sub and $6,000 Unsub)
- Sophomore (30+ Credits earned) up to $10,500 ($4,500 Sub and $6,000 Unsub)
The standard student loan enrollment requirement of 6 credit hours required for a student's academic program applies to the Summer semester. To request loan funding for the Summer, complete and submit the Request for Financial Aid Summer Term 2022-2023 form. The form is available on the Forms & Resources page until July 24, 2023.