Summer 2022 Updates

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Summer 2022 Scholarship Application

Please note that if you have already completed the summer financial aid application, you do not have to complete the application for the completion grants. 

General Information

The Office of Financial Aid with support from the Office of the Chancellor are offering two summer completion grants – Mission Graduation Completion Grant and Mission 30 Completion Grant. These grants focus on empowering RU-N's many talented students, who have actively invested in their education and leadership abilities, with resources that contribute to their timely degree completion.

Summer 2022 Mission Scholarship Application

If you should have any questions about the Summer Completion Grants and/or application, please contact Maria Correia, Assistant Manager Office of Financial Aid.  

Eligibility & Governing Rules
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All scholarship applications will be reviewed on a first submission basis until funds are fully exhausted or the posted deadline date has passed. The Office of Financial Aid will only consider scholarship applications from matriculated and undergraduate Rutgers University-Newark students (acceptable schools: NCAS, RBS, SPAA, SCJ and UC-N).

  • Students must be actively enrolled at the time of their application submission and be registered for course work in Summer Session I or the 12-Week Session.
  • Students only registered for course work in Summer Session II will not be considered for any of the summer completion grants.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • All summer grants are subjected to the review of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Grants will not post to term bill accounts until after SAP is reviewed; Mid-June. 
  • Business Services will be notified of grant recipients and their term bill accounts will be notated accordingly.
  • Only one completion grant will be offered per student.  Students will be required to select the completion grant they are applying for. 

Please read the descriptions to make certain you are selecting the grant that addresses your eligibility. Course work dropped at 100% or Withdrawal registration will impact the completion grant eligibility and/or offered amount.  Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional guidance on this matter.

Application Opens: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 12:00pm

Application Deadline: Application must be completed and submitted by no later than June 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (EDT)

Due to limited funding and the anticipation of a large submission pool, the scholarship application will remain active until funds are fully exhausted or the deadline date of Thursday, June 30, 2022 has been met, whichever event happens first.  

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Award and Notification
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These Summer Completions Grants cover the cost of one undergraduate three-credit (or four) course plus the summer fee of $162. All other billed charges on the summer term bill will be at the student’s responsibility. All scholarship submissions will be reviewed and an Email of Determination will be sent to the student’s Rutgers email account via RUN4Success (R4S). Grant Awardees will receive an Email of Determination and a revised Financial Aid Offer letter reflecting their summer aid offer/amount.   The Email of Determination will be provided to each applicant within fifteen days of their application submission.

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Description of Completion Grants
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Mission Graduation Completion Grant - this grant is only offered to students who are within degree completion and a summer course is the final requirement or term to degree completion.  Mission Graduation Completion Grant may only be awarded one time to a student during their academic journey. For consideration, a student must meet the following criterion:

  • Earned a total of 115 credits on/before the start of Summer Session I; and
  • Have an earned Rutgers University Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher

Mission 30 Completion Grant - this grant is only offered to students who have not earned a total of thirty credits by the closing of the academic semester.  Mission 30 Completion Grants can be awarded two times during a student's academic journey. All credits from the Fall, Winter, and/or Spring semesters are calculated in determining the earned 30 credits. 

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Applying for Summer Financial Aid

To be eligible for financial aid in the summer, a FAFSA must be completed for the prior academic year. Some graduate students will also need to submit a FAFSA for the upcoming academic year. Students must also be matriculated (seeking a degree) and cannot be conditionally readmitted.

Students applying for summer aid will be held to the standards of the academic progress policy. Your summer aid is contingent upon meeting satisfactory academic progress (SAP), or the requirements of your academic plan, if applicable. Academic progress will be measured after spring grades are posted. If you fail to meet academic progress or the requirements of your plan, your summer aid will be cancelled.

Before submitting an application for summer aid, please be sure you have:

  • completed a 2021-2022 FAFSA (or a 2022-2023 FAFSA if applicable*)
  • met all standards of the academic progress policy
  • enrolled in the minimum number of credits to receive aid

Summer 2022 Financial Aid Application

Click Here for Summer Aid Details

Enrollment

  Undergraduate Graduate/Law School Rutgers Business School (Newark)
Full-time 12 or more credits 6 or more credits 12 or more credits
Three-quarter time 9-11.5 credits N/A 9-11.5 credits
Half-time 6-8.5 credits 3-5.5 credits 6-8.5 credits
Less than half-time 5.5 or less credits 2.5 or less credits 5.5 or less credits

Summer Aid + Term Bill Payment 

Applying for summer aid through the Office of Financial Aid 

If you are enrolled at least ½ time [6.0 credits or more], you may apply for summer financial aid. If you were a recipient of Pell for fall and spring, you may be eligible for a Pell grant in the summer.

  • Please visit OFA's Summer Aid webpage to get started. 
  • Make sure you have a 21-22 FAFSA on file as it is necessary to receive funding for the Summer 2022 session.
  • Financial Aid will send you an updated award letter via email once processed. This process may take up to two weeks.

Viewing your summer aid on your award letter

  • Before emailing the office about the status of your summer financial aid, please check to see if your summer aid is already on your award letter. Follow steps below.
  • Log in to view your award letter (please note that OFA will be emailing you once your award is ready).
  • Once you log in, please select the "21-22" academic year and under "view options" on the right-hand side grey bar select both "awards only" and "term breakdown."

  • If your summer aid has been processed, it will appear on your award letter as "Additional Federal Pell Grant." 

The Pell Grant hasn't "crossed over" to your term bill

...aka Pell hasn't paid its portion of the summer 2022 term bill. Here's why you don't see your additional Pell on your summer '22 term bill yet. 

  • Please note that when spring 2022 grades are posted and the Office of Financial Aid reviews you for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and if there is no issue, the funds will cross over (and show on your term bill) by end of the first week of June.
  • This process happens every year.

Paying part of your summer 2022 term bill 

This is for students who are looking to pay their term bill but are still waiting on their summer aid to post. 

  • Math: Summer 2022 total term bill balance - Additional Federal Pell Grant = Payment to be made
  • Log into your term bill and make sure you select "Summer 2022." Select the blue “Pay My Bill,”choose the “I am receiving aid that was not reflected on my term bill” option, and adjust the payment amount. Screenshots below show an example.
  • You can view payment options here
  • If you have additional questions about payments, please complete a web form via the myRUN Supportal at  https://go.rutgers.edu/myrunsupport 

Summer Financial Aid FAQs

Will I automatically be awarded Federal Direct Loans for summer financial aid?
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No, students who wish to be considered for summer aid would need to apply to determine their aid eligibility through the summer financial aid application: https://scarlethub.rutgers.edu/summer

Students who qualify for a Federal Pell Grant, based on at least 6 credits of enrollment, will automatically be reviewed and award determination will be displayed in the Student’s Financial Aid Portal: https://finservices.rutgers.edu/faaward/letter/awardLogin.htm

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Do I need to have a FAFSA on file to qualify for summer financial aid?
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Yes, one of the summer financial aid eligibility requirements is having a FAFSA on file. For Summer 2022, students would need to have a 21-22 FAFSA on file. If you have not applied yet, please do so online as soon as possible as it may take up to 14 business days for the Office of Financial Aid to process your FAFSA application: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa  The deadline to submit a FAFSA for 2021-2022 is June 30.

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How many summer credits do I have to be registered for?
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  • For Undergraduate Students (NCAS, RBS, SCJ, SPAA, UCN): minimum of 6 credits
  • For Graduate RBS Students: minimum of 6 credits 
  • All other Graduate (SCJ and SPAA) and Law Students: minimum of 3 credits 

An application will not be accepted if you are not registered for the minimum credit requirements listed above.

Eligibility for financial aid is determined after the summer financial aid application is reviewed and processed by the Office of Financial Aid.

Schools and Acronyms:

  • Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS)
  • Rutgers Business School (RBS)
  • School of Criminal Justice (SCJ)
  • School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)
  • University College-Newark (UCN)
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Do I have to be registered in multiple summer sessions OR can I be registered in just one of the summer sessions to be eligible for summer financial aid?
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If you are enrolled in the minimum credit requirement (6 credits for all undergraduate and RBS graduate students | 3 credits for all other graduate and law school students), in either Summer Session I, Summer Session II or 12-Week Session (or a combination of either sessions), you will be able to submit a summer financial aid application.

However, eligibility for financial aid is determined after the summer financial aid application is reviewed and processed by the Office of Financial Aid.

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How would I know if I was offered financial aid for the summer? Will I be notified?
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Once your summer financial aid application is processed, you will receive an email notification letting you know that your 21-22 offer letter has been updated or is available.

  • Before emailing the office about the status of your summer financial aid, please check to see if your summer aid is already on your award letter. Follow steps below.
  • Log in to view your award letter (please note that OFA will be emailing you once your award is ready).
  • Once you log in, please select the "21-22" academic year and under "view options" on the right-hand side grey bar select both "awards only" and "term breakdown."

  • If your summer aid has been processed, it will appear on your award letter as "Additional Federal Pell Grant." 
  • If you were offered loans, you will see your “Federal Direct Loans” under the “Loans Offered” section.

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Would I be awarded grants or loans if I apply for summer financial aid?
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Students will be reviewed for all financial aid eligibility, including Mission Scholarships, Federal Pell Grant, and/or  Federal Direct Loans.

On the summer financial aid application, students have the option to select whether they want financial aid to offer them federal direct loan(s).

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I did not ask for loans for the summer, how do I decline them?
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Students are only offered federal direct loans if they indicated on their summer financial aid application that they were interested in receiving loans.

If you want to decline the loan(s) offered, please send the Office of Financial Aid an inquiry via the myRUN Supportal indicating that you want to decline the loan(s) offered for the summer: https://go.rutgers.edu/myrunsupport  

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I originally did not ask for loans on my application; however, I need them now. How can I reinstate them?
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Students who did not check off the loans option on their initial and submitted summer financial aid application, and are now looking to have their loans offered should send the Office of Financial Aid an inquiry via the myRUN Supportal indicating that you want to reinstate the loan(s) offered for the summer: https://go.rutgers.edu/myrunsupport  

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Can I use a portion of the financial aid offered for the upcoming fall semester to cover my summer term bill?
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No, the financial aid offered in the upcoming academic year is allocated specifically for that year and cannot be used to cover any bills for semesters and sessions outside of that time frame.

For example, Summer 2022 Sessions fall within the 21-22 academic year. Fall 2022 semester falls within the 22-23 academic year. 

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Can you apply any refund money I received in the spring semester toward my summer bill?
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If you still have access to any refund money that was sent to you, you can use those funds and make a direct online payment toward your summer term bill. Make sure to select “Summer 2022” once logging onto your Online Term Bill: https://finservices.rutgers.edu/otb/

After logging onto your Online Term Bill, select “Summer 2022,” then select the blue button that reads “Pay My Bill.” To adjust your payment amount, tab over the “principal payment” amount as seen in screenshot below, delete it and enter the amount you will owe minus the pending credit.

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I was offered the Federal Pell Grant for summer but I don’t see it on my bill yet. Do I have to do something from my end?
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I am waiting on my summer aid to post to my bill, but I still need to make a payment since my aid won’t cover my full balance. How can I make this payment?
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Follow the steps below:

  • Math: Summer 2022 total term bill balance - Additional Federal Pell Grant = Payment to be made
  • Log into your term bill and make sure you select "Summer 2022." Select the blue “Pay My Bill,” choose the “I am receiving aid that was not reflected on my term bill” option and adjust the payment amount by tabbing over the “principal payment” amount as seen in screenshot below, delete it and enter the amount you will owe minus the pending credit. Screenshots below show an example.
  • You can view payment options here

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I logged onto the required documents portal, and I see that I have “Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)” pending? Why is that? And what is SAP?
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When logging into your required documents for your 21-22 offer letter, you'll see the below notification (see bullet), which is basically saying that your summer aid relies on your academic progress as it pertains to your spring 2022 final grades. There is nothing for you to do besides wait (see below) for financial aid to complete their review by end of May/beginning June, which is when your offered summer aid may post to your summer bill upon meeting academic progress.

  • Your summer aid is contingent upon meeting satisfactory academic progress and/or the requirements of your academic plan (if applicable). Academic progress will be measured after spring grades are posted. If you fail to meet academic progress or the requirements of your plan, your summer aid will be cancelled. For more information on academic progress, visit: https://scarlethub.rutgers.edu/sap
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