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Summer 9 Financial Aid

Financial Aid

A student wearing an EKU Summer T-Shirt at Eastern Kentucky University.

Summer is a great time to catch up or get ahead on coursework. Now, it’s easier than ever to finance a summer semester at EKU.

A payment plan for Summer 2019 only is available for EKU summer students, enabling them to pay their tuition and fees in three installments over the course of three months. Additionally, the $25 service charge to enroll in an installment payment plan has been waived.

Read more about installment payment plans.

Students who are Federal Pell Grant recipients may also be eligible to pay for summer sessions with Pell funds.

Beginning in 2017-2018, students may receive up to 150 percent of their scheduled Pell award during a single academic year. If students are full time in spring and fall, they can still receive up to a full-time Pell award during the summer semester. This requires taking at least six credit hours during the summer semester.

Students should keep in mind that the Federal Pell Grant is limited to 12 full-time semesters of awards. Once students reach that limit, they can no longer receive the Pell Grant, so they should carefully make sure all courses they take apply toward graduation.

Questions about Pell Grant eligibility or other financial aid options can be directed to the Financial Aid office.

Students who have not claimed all of their loan eligibility or who know they will not use all 8 semesters of a merit scholarship may also be able to apply those funds to EKU Summer term. Contact Financial Aid for more information. 

Find scholarship opportunities.

Summer Microscholarships

Taking an EKU Summer course is the best way to stay caught up, catch up, or get ahead! Summer Microscholarships will be available for students to defray costs of taking courses this year. All students are eligible to apply regardless of class level (Graduate/Undergraduate).

2023 Application Information:

  • Available/launch date: March 1
  • Application Deadline: April 14
  • Notification/Response: April 28
  • Registration deadline: May 5
  • Summer Term Begins: May 22

Apply for a Summer 2023 Microscholarship
(beginning at 12 a.m. on March 1, 2023)

Students who have submitted applications will be notified via their EKU official email on or by April 28, 2023.

We encourage you to check with the areas listed below to inquire about other funding sources and scholarships:

We hope that you will enroll in, and benefit from, all that EKU Summer Session has to offer. To find other answers to your questions, please check out our extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions.

EKU Summer

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Richmond, KY 40475