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Summer 9 Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

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 2024 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.

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 Big E Central.

Students who have not claimed all of their loan eligibility may also be able to apply those funds to EKU Summer term. Contact Big E Central 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).


Selection Criteria

All current students are welcome to apply.  For summer term, 50 undergraduate and 10 graduate students will be selected based on the criteria (ranked in order of priority) listed below.

  1. Length of time to degree completion and/or high number of completed credits.
  2. Financial information including: financial aid availability; estimated family contribution, unmet financial need.
  3. Students must be in good academic standing and have a GPA that reflects academic success.
  4. Narrative provided by student is considered.
  5. Students who have not received a scholarship will be giving priority over those who have previously been awarded.
  6. Students must enroll for at least one EKU Summer course by May 6; however, registration is not required as part of the application or selection process.

2024 Application Information:

  • Available/launch date: February 27
  • Application Deadline: April 15
  • Notification/Response: April 26
  • Registration deadline: May 6
  • Summer Term Begins: May 20

The Microscholarship Application Portal has closed for the Summer 2024 session

Students who have submitted applications will be notified via their EKU official email on or by April 26, 2024.

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

521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 800-465-9191