Summer 2020 Financial Aid

You can afford Summer Sessions! Our office is here to help qualified Cal Poly Pomona students pay for their summer classes.

Summer Session Financial Aid

Attending summer at Cal Poly Pomona is a great way to make up credits, make up a class you may have dropped, or just get ahead in your coursework and completing your degree! Financial aid can help cover some of the costs of taking classes during the summer.

Since the summer semester at Cal Poly Pomona is considered the last term of the academic year, your eligibility will be based off of your 2019-2020 FAFSA application, and your aid options will typically consist of any aid you did not use during the academic year.

For Summer 2020, you do not need to submit an application for any Grant aid or Student Loans. You will be packaged with Summer aid within a week of enrolling for summer, beginning the week of April 20th, as long as you have eligibility and have enrolled in summer courses. If you are interested in borrowing a Federal Parent or Graduate PLUS Loan, or a Private Loan, you will need to submit a summer loan application. 


Undergraduate Summer Aid Options

Federal Pell Grant (expand/collapse)

If you are an Undergraduate student, and you received a Federal Pell Grant during the academic year, there are two ways you may be eligible to receive a Pell Grant during the summer:

  • If you did not enroll full-time in the fall and spring semesters, you may have some remaining Pell Grant eligibility for the summer semester
  • If you received 100% of your scheduled Pell award during the fall and spring semesters, and you are enrolled in at least 6 units during the summer, you may be eligible for an additional Pell Grant payment 

Any Pell Grant disbursement you receive during the summer semester will be applied towards your overall Pell Lifetime eligibility. Please log in to your account at Studentaid.gov to view your Pell Grant usage and to determine the amount of eligibility you have remaining. 

How Much Pell Grant Eligibility Will I Have For Summer?

Your Pell Grant eligibility is going to be based on a number of factors specific to you. These include your summer enrollment; use of Pell Grant during the academic year; and your lifetime use of Pell Grant. If you are eligible to receive Pell Grant during the 2019-2020 year but were not enrolled full-time during the year, you may be eligible for the remainder of your eligibility during the summer as long as you are enrolled in at least 1 unit. 

If you were full-time during the fall and spring semesters and received your full Pell Grant during those terms, you can still use part of your overall Pell Grant eligibility for summer if you enroll in at least 6 units.  You might be limited by your overall lifetime usage of Pell Grant, as students may not receive more than six years of full-time Pell Grant eligibility (600%). Confirm your lifetime usage by logging in to your account at Studentaid.gov. 

To estimate your eligibility for Pell Grant, use our Summer Pell Estimator (available mid-March). This worksheet is useful for the majority of students who enroll in at least 6 units during the summer. Your actual Pell Grant eligibility will be determined by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships and will be reflected on Bronco Direct.

For Summer 2020, you do not need to submit an application for any summer grant aid. You will be packaged with grant aid within a week of enrolling for summer, beginning the week of April 20th, as long as you have eligibility and have enrolled in summer courses.

Summer Boost program (expand/collapse)

Information coming soon.

CPP Summer Completion Grant (expand/collapse)

The Summer Completion Grant is available to students who are graduating in summer 2020. This grant covers the cost of tuition up to 8 units and mandatory fees. Eligible students will receive an email with a link to apply the week of March 2, 2020. If you did not receive an email and believe you are eligible for the grant, email bac@cpp.edu from your CPP email address and include your Bronco ID number.

CPP Summer Achieve Grant (expand/collapse)

The CPP Summer Achieve Grant is for freshmen or sophomores who will not have enough units to become a sophomore/junior by the following fall.  Additionally, the CPP Summer Achieve Grant is for current seniors who have more than 9 units remaining in their program.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the CPP Summer Achieve Grant you must meet the following criteria:

  • Grade Level:
    • Freshmen student who will not have enough credit hours after the spring semester to become a sophomore, OR be a
    • Sophomore student who will not have enough credit hours after the spring semester to become a junior, OR be a
    • Senior who has more than 9 units remaining after the spring semester to complete your degree
  • Degree-seeking student working toward first degree
  • Enrolled in a summer session at Cal Poly Pomona in at least 6 units
  • California Resident
  • Must have a 2019 – 2020 FAFSA or DREAM Application on file with Cal Poly Pomona.
  • Have demonstrated financial need (determined by FAFSA/DREAM Application)
  • Have a financial aid eligible SAP Status (Meets, Warning, Probation)

CPP Summer Achieve Grant Amount

The CPP Summer Achieve Grant amount is $1,617 – which covers 75% of the base Tuition and Campus Fee charges for students enrolled in 6 – 8 units (the grant does not cover the per unit Education Fee for Summer).

For Summer 2020, you do not need to submit an application for any summer grant aid. You will be packaged with grant aid within a week of enrolling for summer, beginning the week of April 20, as long as you have eligibility and have enrolled in summer courses.

Cancellation and Adjustments?

If your summer enrollment drops below 6 units, your CPP Summer Achieve Grant may be reduced or canceled.  If you do not begin attendance in your courses, your grant will be canceled.  If you are not meeting SAP after grades are posted at the end of Spring – your grant will be canceled.

  • If you receive any type of financial aid, but never begin attending classes, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships must return all funds to the respective federal, state and institutional aid programs.

Federal Direct Loans (expand/collapse)

Eligibility for federal loans will depend upon your remaining or unused loan funds from the fall and spring semesters and your summer cost of attendance. Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loan eligibility for the summer is subject to the maximum annual and lifetime aggregate loan limits.

To borrow a loan for summer, you must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units). ​ You will be packaged with loan funds within a week of enrolling for summer, beginning the week of April 20th, as long as you have eligibility and have enrolled in summer courses.

How Much Can I Borrow For the Summer

You can only borrow a certain amount of Direct Loan funding each year; you can review annual loan limits at the Federal Student Aid site. You should compare your annual limit to what you have borrowed during the 2019-2020 year. You can find this amount by logging in to your account at Studentaid.gov. The difference between what you borrowed during the 2019-2020 year and your annual maximum is what you might borrow during the summer. 

If you borrowed your full Direct Loan eligibility during the academic year, you can consider asking your parents to borrow a Parent PLUS loan, if you are a dependent student.

Your summer borrowing cannot exceed your summer cost of attendance minus any other financial assistance, and might be limited by your lifetime Direct Loan borrowing.

Deadline For Accepting Your Loan

The deadline to accept your summer loan is two weeks prior to the end of your summer classes.

  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session only, you must accept your loan and complete all steps by June 15
  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session and the 2nd 5 Week Session, you must accept your loan and complete all steps by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 2nd 5 Week Session only, you must accept your loan and complete all steps by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 10 Week Session, you must accept your loan and complete all steps by July 23

Federal Parent Loans (expand/collapse)

Federal Parent PLUS Loans are available to parents of dependent undergraduate students. These loans can cover the student's summer cost of attendance that is not covered by other aid received. PLUS loans are available only to borrowers who do not have adverse credit histories. 

The maximum PLUS Loan amount borrowed cannot exceed a student’s summer cost of education minus any other financial assistance. A Parent PLUS Loan may be an option to help cover educational expenses for dependent students who have borrowed their maximum annual Direct Student Loan amount.

Deadline For Applying for a Parent PLUS Loan

The deadline to submit a summer loan application is two weeks prior to the end of the student’s summer classes.

  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session only, you must submit your loan application by June 15
  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session and the 2nd 5 Week Session, you must submit your loan application by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 2nd 5 Week Session only, you must submit your loan application by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 10 Week Session, you must submit your loan application by July 23

How to Apply for a Parent PLUS Loan

In order to apply for Parent PLUS Loans for the summer, the following steps will need to be completed:

  1. Your student must have submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA and completed all required financial aid processes.
    • Your student can check his or her To Do list on Bronco Direct for any outstanding documents
  2. You must complete a Summer Parent PLUS Loan application - available via our forms page in mid-March
    • You will be notified within two weeks about your eligibility for a Parent PLUS Loan for summer
  3. You must complete PLUS Master Promissory Note for Parents online, if you have not already done so
    • These steps only need to be completed the first time you borrow a Parent PLUS Loan at Cal Poly Pomona

What Do I Do If My Parent PLUS Loan is Denied

You will be notified by our office within one week if your Parent PLUS loan application has been denied. If you are denied, you may either apply for the Parent PLUS with an endorser (credit-worthy co-signer); contest the credit denial with the Department of Education; or cancel the loan and seek other financing options.

Private Loans (expand/collapse)

Cal Poly Pomona students who have exhausted all other financial aid options may wish to pursue a private education loan to cover costs associated with the summer term. Although Cal Poly Pomona is unable to recommend or advise students on specific private loan options, we have provided some general information on our Private Loan Information page for you to keep in mind when considering a private loan.

Please keep the following information in mind when deciding whether or not to apply for a private loan:

  • You should exhaust your federal student aid options before pursuing a private student loan
  • You should only consider a private education loan if you have reached your federal student loan borrowing limit or are not eligible for federal aid
  • Private student loans are usually higher-interest loans with interest that accrues while you are enrolled in school
  • Most lenders will require a co-signer for a private loan. The co-signer must have a good credit history
  • Only apply for one private loan at a time

Deadline For Applying for a Parent PLUS Loan

The deadline to submit a summer loan application is two weeks prior to the end of the student’s summer classes.

  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session only, you must submit your loan application by June 15
  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session and the 2nd 5 Week Session, you must submit your loan application by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 2nd 5 Week Session only, you must submit your loan application by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 10 Week Session, you must submit your loan application by July 23

How to Apply for a Private Loan

In order to apply for Private Loan for the summer, the following steps will need to be completed:

  1. After applying for a private loan with a lender, complete a Summer Private Loan Application - available via our forms page in mid-March
    • You will be notified within two weeks about your eligibility for a private loan for summer
    • Private loans will be certified for the amount requested – up to your summer cost of attendance minus any other financial aid you are receiving for the summer term.
    • Summer private loans will be certified for the summer enrollment period only.  Loans for the academic year must be applied for separately.

 


Teaching Credential Summer Aid Options

If you are dually enrolled as a Credential and Masters student, you are considered a graduate student for financial aid purposes; please review the sections of this site for Graduate students.

Students in the Credential Program are considered 5th year undergraduate students, not graduate, for Financial Aid purposes. The types of financial aid available to students pursuing a teaching credential are very specific and different from undergraduate or graduate aid types. 

Students who are considered “Conditionally Admitted” to a Credential Program are eligible for federal loan funds (at the 5th year undergrad level) and private education loans for up to one year. Students who already possess an initial Teacher Credential are only eligible for federal loan funds (at the 5th year undergrad level) or for private education loans. 

In order to receive financial aid funding, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units of credential coursework that is required by the State of California to receive a professional certification or licensing credential. Financial Aid is not available for prerequisite courses, courses that are suggested as beneficial, or elective courses.

Information for Summer Credential Admits (expand/collapse)

Credential Program students admitted for Summer 2020, and enrolled in 6 units of coursework required by the state, are eligible for certain types of financial aid to assist with their summer costs.

*Note:  Financial Aid for the Summer term is limited to FAFSA-eligible students only. 

You must complete the 2019 – 2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.gov in order to be considered for federal student loans for the Summer 2020 term.  A separate FAFSA must be filed to cover the Fall 2020 – Summer 2021 terms:

  • Summer 2020 term, you should complete the 2019 – 2020 FAFSA no later than June 1, 2020
  • Fall 2020 – Summer 2021 terms, you should file the 2020 – 2021 Renewal FAFSA no later than June 15, 2020.

If you are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant (determined by the information on the FAFSA), you must be enrolled in at least 6 units of coursework required by the state for your credential during the summer in order to qualify for funds from the Pell Grant. 

Any Pell Grant disbursement you receive during the summer semester will be applied towards your overall Pell Lifetime eligibility. Log in to your account at  Studentaid.gov  to view your Pell Grant usage and to determine the amount of eligibility you have remaining. 

The Federal Direct Loan limit for Credential students is based off the Undergraduate Loan limits for the academic year ($5,500 for Dependent Students; $12,500 for Independent students).

Summer Loan Request Procedures Specific to NEW Credential Students:

Complete the 2019 – 2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.studentaid.gov by June 1, 2020.  An FSA ID is required in order to sign the FAFSA electronically; you may request an FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov.

Submit any documents requested by the Office of Financial Aid (requests are sent to your email address listed in MyCPP).

If you are a first time Direct Student Loan borrower at Cal Poly Pomona, you will need to complete the following two items online at www.studentaid.gov:

  1. Complete an Online Entrance Counseling Session for Direct Student Loan Borrowers, AND
  2. Complete an Online Master Promissory Note (MPN) for the Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Student Loan

Federal Pell Grant (expand/collapse)

If you are a Credential student, and you received a Federal Pell Grant during the academic year, there are two ways you may be eligible to receive a Pell Grant during the summer:

  • If you did not enroll full-time in the fall and spring semesters, you may have some remaining Pell Grant eligibility for the summer semester
  • If you received 100% of your scheduled Pell award during the fall and spring semesters, and you are enrolled in at least 6 units of coursework required by the state for your credential during the summer, you may be eligible for an additional Pell Grant payment 

Any Pell Grant disbursement you receive during the summer semester will be applied towards your overall Pell Lifetime eligibility. Please log in to your account at  Studentaid.gov  to view your Pell Grant usage and to determine the amount of eligibility you have remaining. 

How Much Pell Grant Eligibility Will I Have For Summer?

Your Pell Grant eligibility is going to be based on a number of factors specific to you. These include your summer enrollment; use of Pell Grant during the academic year; and your lifetime use of Pell Grant. If you are eligible to receive Pell Grant during the 2019-2020 year but were not enrolled full-time during the year, you may be eligible for the remainder of your eligibility during the summer as long as you are enrolled in at least 6 units of coursework required by the state for your credential during the summer. 

If you were full-time during the fall and spring semesters and received your full Pell Grant during those terms, you can still use part of your overall Pell Grant eligibility for summer if you enroll in at least 6 units (of coursework required by the state for your credential during the summer).  You might be limited by your overall lifetime usage of Pell Grant, as students may not receive more than six years of full-time Pell Grant eligibility (600%). Confirm your lifetime usage by logging in to your account at  Studentaid.gov 

To estimate your eligibility for Pell Grant, use our Summer Pell Estimator (available mid-March). This worksheet is useful for the majority of students who enroll in at least 6 units during the summer. Your actual Pell Grant eligibility will be determined by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships and will be reflected on Bronco Direct.

For Summer 2020, you do not need to submit an application for any summer grant aid. You will be packaged with grant aid within a week of enrolling for summer, beginning the week of April 20th, as long as you have eligibility and have enrolled in summer courses.

Federal Direct Loans (expand/collapse)

Eligibility for federal loans will depend upon your remaining or unused loan funds from the fall and spring semesters and your summer cost of attendance. Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loan eligibility for the summer is subject to the maximum annual and lifetime aggregate loan limits.

To borrow a loan for summer, you must be enrolled at least half-time (enrolled in at least 6 units of coursework required by the state for your credential during the summer). ​ You will be packaged with loan funds within a week of enrolling for summer, beginning the week of April 20th, as long as you have eligibility and have enrolled in summer courses.

How Much Can I Borrow For the Summer

You can only borrow a certain amount of Direct Loan funding each year:  The Federal Direct Loan limit for Credential students is based off the Undergraduate Loan limits for the academic year ($5,500 for Dependent Students; $12,500 for Independent students).

You should compare your annual limit to what you have borrowed during the 2019-2020 year. You can find this amount on Studentaid.gov. The difference between what you borrowed during the 2019-2020 year and your annual maximum is what you might borrow during the summer. 

If you borrowed your full Direct Loan eligibility during the academic year, you can consider asking your parents to borrow a Parent PLUS loan, if you are a dependent student.

Your summer borrowing cannot exceed your summer cost of attendance minus any other financial assistance, and might be limited by your lifetime Direct Loan borrowing.

Deadline For Accepting Your Loan

The deadline to accept your summer loan is two weeks prior to the end of your summer classes.

  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session only, you must accept your loan and complete all steps by June 15
  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session and the 2nd 5 Week Session, you must accept your loan and complete all steps by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 2nd 5 Week Session only, you must accept your loan and complete all steps by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 10 Week Session, you must accept your loan and complete all steps by July 23

Federal Parent PLUS Loans (expand/collapse)

Federal Parent PLUS Loans are available to parents of dependent credential students. These loans can cover the student's summer cost of attendance not covered by other aid received. PLUS loans are available only to borrowers who do not have adverse credit histories. 

The maximum PLUS Loan amount borrowed cannot exceed a student’s summer cost of education minus any other financial assistance. A Parent PLUS Loan may be an option to help cover educational expenses for dependent students who have borrowed their maximum annual Direct Student Loan amount.

Deadline For Applying for a Parent PLUS Loan

The deadline to submit a summer loan application is two weeks prior to the end of the student’s summer classes.

  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session only, you must submit your loan application by June 15
  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session and the 2nd 5 Week Session, you must submit your loan application by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 2nd 5 Week Session only, you must submit your loan application by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 10 Week Session, you must submit your loan application by July 23

How to Apply for a Parent PLUS Loan

In order to apply for Parent PLUS Loans for the summer, the following steps will need to be completed:

  1. Your student must have submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA and completed all required financial aid processes.
    • Your student can check his or her To Do list on Bronco Direct for any outstanding documents
  2. You must complete a Summer Parent PLUS Loan application - available via our forms page in mid-March
    • You will be notified within one week about your eligibility for a Parent PLUS Loan for summer
  3. You must complete PLUS Master Promissory Note for Parents online, if you have not already done so
    • These steps only need to be completed the first time you borrow a Parent PLUS Loan at Cal Poly Pomona

What Do I Do If My Parent PLUS Loan is Denied

You will be notified by our office within one week if your Parent PLUS loan application has been denied. If you are denied, you may either apply for the Parent PLUS with an endorser (credit-worthy co-signer); contest the credit denial with the Department of Education; or cancel the loan and seek other financing options.

Private Loans (expand/collapse)

Cal Poly Pomona students who have exhausted all other financial aid options may wish to pursue a private education loan to cover costs associated with the summer term. Although Cal Poly Pomona is unable to recommend or advise students on specific private loan options, we have provided some general information on our Private Loan Information page for you to keep in mind when considering a private loan.

Please keep the following information in mind when deciding whether or not to apply for a private loan:

  • You should exhaust your federal student aid options before pursuing a private student loan
  • You should only consider a private education loan if you have reached your federal student loan borrowing limit or are not eligible for federal aid
  • Private student loans are usually higher-interest loans with interest that accrues while you are enrolled in school
  • Most lenders will require a co-signer for a private loan. The co-signer must have a good credit history
  • Only apply for one private loan at a time

Deadline For Applying for a Private Loan

The deadline to submit a summer loan application is two weeks prior to the end of the student’s summer classes.

  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session only, you must submit your loan application by June 15
  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session and the 2nd 5 Week Session, you must submit your loan application by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 2nd 5 Week Session only, you must submit your loan application by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 10 Week Session, you must submit your loan application by July 23

How to Apply for a Private Loan

In order to apply for Private Loan for the summer, the following steps will need to be completed:

  1. After applying for a private loan with a lender, complete a Summer Private Loan Application - available via our forms page in mid-March
    • You will be notified within two weeks about your eligibility for a private loan for summer
    • Private loans will be certified for the amount requested – up to your summer cost of attendance minus any other financial aid you are receiving for the summer term.
    • Summer private loans will be certified for the summer enrollment period only.  Loans for the academic year must be applied for separately.

 


Graduate Student Summer Aid Options

Information for Summer 2020 EdD Admits (expand/collapse)

Students enrolled in the EdD Program at Cal Poly Pomona are eligible to receive Federal Student Loans to assist with their educationally related costs during enrollment in the program.

You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.gov in order to be considered for federal student loans.  Due to the academic calendar of the EdD program, a FAFSA must be filed four times to cover all terms for the program:

  • Summer 2020 term, you should complete the 2019 – 2020 FAFSA no later than June 1, 2020
  • Fall 2020 – Summer 2021 terms, you should file the 2020 – 2021 Renewal FAFSA no later than June 15, 2020.
  • Fall 2021 – Summer 2022 terms, you should file the 2021 – 2022 Renewal FAFSA no later than March 2, 2021.
  • Fall 2022 – Summer 2023 terms, you should file the 2022 – 2023 Renewal FAFSA no later than March 2, 2022.

The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan limit for graduate students is $20,500 for the academic year. If additional aid is needed, graduate students have the option to apply for a Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Graduate students must be enrolled at least half-time (3 units of Graduate Level coursework) to receive financial aid and to defer prior student loans.

Summer Loan Request Procedures Specific to NEW Ed.D Students:

Complete the 2019 – 2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.studentaid.gov by June 1, 2020.  An FSA ID is required in order to sign the FAFSA electronically; you may request an FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov.

Submit any documents requested by the Office of Financial Aid (requests are sent to your email address listed in MyCPP).

If you are a first time Direct Student Loan borrower at Cal Poly Pomona, you will need to complete the following two items online at www.studentaid.gov:

  1. Complete an Online Entrance Counseling Session for Direct Student Loan Borrowers, AND
  2. Complete an Online Master Promissory Note (MPN) for the Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan

Federal Direct Loans (expand/collapse)

Eligibility for federal loans will depend upon your remaining or unused loan funds from the fall and spring semesters and your summer cost of attendance.  Unsubsidized Direct Loan eligibility for the summer is subject to the maximum annual and lifetime aggregate loan limits.

To borrow a loan for summer, you must be enrolled at least half-time (enrolled in at least 3 units of coursework required for your program during the summer). ​ You will be packaged with loan funds within a week of enrolling for summer, beginning the week of April 20th, as long as you have eligibility and have enrolled in summer courses.

How Much Can I Borrow For the Summer

You can only borrow a certain amount of Direct Loan funding each year; you can review annual loan limits at the Federal Student Aid site. You should compare your annual limit to what you have borrowed during the 2019-2020 year. You can find this amount on Studentaid.gov. The difference between what you borrowed during the 2019-2020 year and your annual maximum is what you might borrow during the summer. 

If you borrowed your full Direct Loan eligibility during the academic year, you can consider applying for a Graduate PLUS Loan.

Your summer borrowing cannot exceed your summer cost of attendance minus any other financial assistance, and might be limited by your lifetime Direct Loan borrowing.

Deadline For Accepting Your Loan

The deadline to accept your summer loan is two weeks prior to the end of your summer classes.

  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session only, you must accept your loan and complete all steps by June 15
  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session and the 2nd 5 Week Session, you must accept your loan and complete all steps by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 2nd 5 Week Session only, you must accept your loan and complete all steps by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 10 Week Session, you must accept your loan and complete all steps by July 23

Graduate PLUS Loans (expand/collapse)

Federal Graduate PLUS Loans are available to graduate students to help cover your summer cost of education not covered by other aid received. PLUS loans are available only to borrowers who do not have adverse credit histories. 

The maximum PLUS Loan amount borrowed cannot exceed your summer cost of education minus any other financial assistance. A Graduate PLUS Loan may be an option to help cover educational expenses for graduate or doctoral students who have borrowed their maximum annual Direct Student Loan amount.

Deadline For Applying for a Graduate PLUS Loan

The deadline to submit a summer loan application is two weeks prior to the end of your summer classes.

  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session only, you must submit your loan application by June 15
  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session and the 2nd 5 Week Session, you must submit your loan application by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 2nd 5 Week Session only, you must submit your loan application by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 10 Week Session, you must submit your loan application by July 23

How to Apply for a Graduate PLUS Loan

In order to apply for a Graduate PLUS Loan for the summer, the following steps will need to be completed:

  1. You must have submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA and completed all required financial aid processes.
    • You can check his or her To Do list on Bronco Direct for any outstanding documents
  2. You must complete a Summer Graduate PLUS Loan application - available via our forms page in mid-March
    • You will be notified within two weeks about your eligibility for a Graduate PLUS Loan for summer
  3. You must complete PLUS Loan Entrance Counseling and the PLUS Master Promissory Note for Graduate/Professional Students online, if you have not already done so
    • These steps only need to be completed the first time you borrow a Graduate PLUS Loan at Cal Poly Pomona

What Do I Do If My Parent PLUS Loan is Denied

You will be notified by our office within one week if your Graduate PLUS loan application has been denied. If you are denied, you may either apply for the Graduate PLUS with an endorser (credit-worthy co-signer); contest the credit denial with the Department of Education; or cancel the loan and seek other financing options.

Private Loans (expand/collapse)

Cal Poly Pomona students who have exhausted all other financial aid options may wish to pursue a private education loan to cover costs associated with the summer term. Although Cal Poly Pomona is unable to recommend or advise students on specific private loan options, we have provided some general information on our Private Loan Information page for you to keep in mind when considering a private loan.

Please keep the following information in mind when deciding whether or not to apply for a private loan:

  • You should exhaust your federal student aid options before pursuing a private student loan
  • You should only consider a private education loan if you have reached your federal student loan borrowing limit or are not eligible for federal aid
  • Private student loans are usually higher-interest loans with interest that accrues while you are enrolled in school
  • Most lenders will require a co-signer for a private loan. The co-signer must have a good credit history
  • Only apply for one private loan at a time

Deadline For Applying for a Private Loan

The deadline to submit a summer loan application is two weeks prior to the end of the student’s summer classes.

  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session only, you must submit your loan application by June 15
  • If you enroll in the 1st 5 Week Session and the 2nd 5 Week Session, you must submit your loan application by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 2nd 5 Week Session only, you must submit your loan application by July 21
  • If you enroll in the 10 Week Session, you must submit your loan application by July 23

How to Apply for a Private Loan

In order to apply for Private Loan for the summer, the following steps will need to be completed:

  1. After applying for a private loan with a lender, complete a Summer Private Loan Application - available via our forms page in mid-March
    • You will be notified within two weeks about your eligibility for a private loan for summer
    • Private loans will be certified for the amount requested – up to your summer cost of attendance minus any other financial aid you are receiving for the summer term.
    • Summer private loans will be certified for the summer enrollment period only.  Loans for the academic year must be applied for separately.

Important Information for All Students

Release of Summer Aid (expand/collapse)

Financial Aid for the Summer will be released beginning the first week of summer session classes and will continue weekly throughout the summer.  In most cases, summer aid will be paid at the beginning of your first summer course.  If you have any funds remaining after your summer tuition & fees have been paid by your financial aid, a refund will be issued to you.

Dropping Courses or Withdrawing from Summer (expand/collapse)

Before you drop a summer class, read the refund and withdrawal policies on the Summer at CPP website.

Dropping some of your courses
If you receive financial aid for summer and you drop one or more classes but not all classes before the end of the session, you may be required to repay part or all of the funds you received. If the withdrawal results in enrollment in fewer than 6 units for summer, your financial aid may be subject to cancellation.

Dropping all of your courses
If you receive financial aid for summer and you withdraw from all courses before the end of the term, you will most likely be required to return a portion of your aid. A calculation will be performed based on when you last attended and/or withdrew from your courses.

Your Satisfactory Academic Progress status will be affected if you drop a course during the summer and it results in a grade of W.

Satisfactory Academic Progress and Summer Enrollment (expand/collapse)

All offers of summer financial aid are contingent on students successfully completing courses for the Spring 2020 semester. We will review grades at the end of the semester and if you do not meet the requirements of our Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, your summer financial aid will be canceled. If any summer financial aid funds have been disbursed prior to the SAP review, you will be billed.

We will be evaluating Summer enrollment after Summer grades have been finalized & posted.  Your enrollment activity for the Summer semester will impact your Satisfactory Academic Progress status entering into the Fall semester (including if you drop a course during the summer and it results in W).

Key Dates — Summer Financial Aid  (expand/collapse)

Date Event
03/02 - 03/03/2020 Priority Registration 
03/04 - 04/22/2020 General Registration 
05/14/2020 Summer Fees Due
05/27 - 08/06/2020 10 Week Session Enrollment Period (8/06 = Last day of Finals)
05/27 - 06/30/2020 1st 5 Week Session Enrollment Period (6/30 = Last day of Finals)
05/19/2020 Summer Aid Released for 10 Week and 1st 5 Week Session
07/01 - 08/04/2020 2nd 5 Week Session Enrollment Period (8/04 = Last Day of Finals)
07/01/2020 Summer Aid Released for 2nd 5 Week Session
08/06/2020 Last Day of Summer Term (Last Day of Finals