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Financial Aid

Summer Application Process

Note:  The Summer 2017 financial aid application is now closed. The Summer 2018 application will open May 1, 2018.


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Apply for Summer Aid  (at the bottom of this page)
AFTER you enroll in summer classes

Please note - you must be enrolled in classes prior to applying for summer aid

If you change your enrollment after submitting this application, your funds may be delayed.


Summer aid is not included in your academic year award and requires separate processing. Summer Cost of Attendance is based on the session length. Summer term is the last quarter of the award year at CWU and typically funds are extremely limited by this time of year.

Important reminder: By registering for summer term, you incur a legal obligation to pay tuition and fees even if you have no summer term financial aid eligibility. This debt may canceled only if you officially withdraw via MyCWU or by contacting the Registrar's Office before the appropriate course refund deadline. Contact our office at (509) 963-1611 before you register if you have eligibility questions or if you are unable to complete the application online.

To be eligible:

  • Submit your 2017-18 FAFSA at no later than June 30, 2018. (If you have not already done so).
  • Undergraduates must enroll in minimum of six (6) credits, five (5) credits in 501 level classes or above for graduate students in order to be eligible for student loans. Grants will be prorated according to enrollment.
  • You must have remaining aid eligibility for 2016-17. This includes aggregate and annual loan limits as well as remaining Pell grant eligibility.


To be considered for summer aid, a student must complete the following processes.

  1. The student must have a valid FAFSA on file for the previous academic year. For example, for Summer Session 2018, a student must have a 2017-2018 FAFSA on file.
  2. The student must complete a CWU summer application.

Important information:

  • Federal PLUS loans require a new PLUS loan request and credit check. Borrowers need to apply at Be sure to select the June 2018-August 2018 application dates.
  • Borrowers with private loans must apply directly through the lending institution in addition to completing the CWU Summer financial aid application online. Click here for more information about private loans.
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