Current graduate students who enroll in summer classes of study abroad programs can apply for summer assistance. Incoming graduate students for the fall semester are not eligible for summer aid for prerequisite coursework.

Below is a breakdown of how the application and disbursement process works for students enrolling in the summer term:


You should complete the 2022–2023 FAFSA and the Summer Financial Aid Application by April 1 in order to be awarded by the summer billing due date. If you register after the summer billing deadline, tuition payment is due at the time you register.

If you are attending a global pathways program during Summer 2022, you will need to complete the Summer Study Abroad Application in addition to completing your 2022–2023 FAFSA and Summer Financial Aid Application by February 28.

International students applying for Summer Study Abroad funds should complete the Summer Study Abroad Application and the Study Abroad International Student Household Budget form by February 14. 


Although Summer is treated as two separate academic sessions, it is considered one financial assistance term and therefore, only one summer disbursement.

Our office considers the total number of credits taken during both Summer 1 and 2 terms when calculating eligibility. A student must be enrolled in at least 4 credits before any aid is disbursed. For example, if you take 2 credits in Summer 1 and 2 in Summer 2, your aid will disburse in Summer 2. If you take 4 or more credits in Summer 1, your aid will disburse in Summer 1.

May Seminar Courses

These are part of Summer 1 registration. The credits will apply to Summer 1 and summer loan disbursements can go toward the cost.

Registration & Payment

Summer tuition payments are due April 15. If you register after April 15, payment is due at the time you register. Make a payment 

Prerequisite Courses Before Entering a Degree Program

When you enroll for required prerequisites, you are not eligible to receive most educational loan programs because you are not yet matriculated in a degree program. However, Emerson does have some programs for which you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.