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Financial Aid

CWU Summer Quarter

As the 2019-2020 FAFSA has closed you are no longer able to apply for Summer 2020 Financial Aid. If you have already completed the 2019-2020 FAFSA but never applied to Summer Financial Aid and would like to see if you can receive any aid for Summer 2020 please setup an appointment with a Financial Aid Counselor to discuss your options.


The priority due date was June 1, 2020.


CWU considers Summer Quarter to be the last quarter of the 2019-2020 academic year. However, summer aid is not included in your normal academic year award and requires separate processing. The types and amounts of aid available can be limited. 

Summer Cost of Attendance is based on the session length in addition to the normal Cost of Attendance budget items. Summer tuition prices are higher than Fall - Spring tuition prices. As a result we highly recommend making an appointment with your academic advisor to make sure the classes you take will be the best investment for your time and money. 

A 2019-2020 FAFSA or WASFA must be completed listing Central Washington University (Title IV school Code 003771) before we can determine your eligibility for Summer Quarter aid. FAFSAs must be received by May 31, 2020 to be considered for summer aid (if you have not already done so). Please keep in mind it can take time for FAFSA to process and send your information to CWU. We recommend filing your FAFSA or WASFA at least 12 weeks before the beginning of Summer Quarter.

You will be responsible to ensure your tuition and charges are paid by the due date if your financial aid will not be ready in time in order to avoid late fees. Tuition for Summer Quarter is due on the second day of the quarter. 

Summer Loan Information

Federal PLUS loans require a new PLUS Loan Application and credit check. Borrowers can complete the application at Be sure to select June 2020 to August 2020 for the application or loan term.

Borrowers with private loans must apply directly through the lending institution in addition to completing the CWU Summer Financial Aid Acknowledgement online. 

Minimum enrollment requirement

The full-time and part-time enrollment requirements for Summer Quarter are the same as for any quarter of the academic year. Continuing Education Credits and Non-Matriculated students are not eligible for aid during Summer Quarter. CWU credits count only if you are a CWU degree seeking student, the class is a regular credit class, and the class appears on your regular university class schedule. *NOTE: Students that have completed all of their degree and major requirements prior to summer are NOT eligible unless accepted as a post-bac or graduate student. 

**All students will be awarded summer aid based on the assumption they will be enrolled in full-time.***

For students who are enrolled in less than full time credits: After add drop Financial Aid staff will review enrollment and reduce or cancel any necessary aid based on enrollment proration rules for the specific aid types. This process takes on average one to two weeks. 

Summer Satisfactory Academic Progress requirement

If you are a continuing student, you must meet satisfactory academic progress requirements for the 2019-2020 year to receive aid for summer. If you are not meeting SAP requirements by the end of Spring Quarter 2020, your eligibility for aid will be suspended and aid you can receive will be affected. 

See the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy for more information. 

Summer refund and repayment policy

If you withdraw Summer Quarter, you may owe immediate repayment of aid you received (except direct loans that are payable according to the terms of the promissory note). If you withdraw during the federal refund period, (i.e., the first 60% of your enrollment period), the amount of aid that must be returned to the aid programs is based on the proportion of the quarter remaining (that was not completed). For example, if you withdraw with 80% of the quarter remaining, 80% of your aid funds must be returned to the aid programs. The amount that you must repay immediately depends on the amount of university fees and the type of amount of aid for summer. Please see Withdrawal and Refund


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