A student may be eligible for a summer Pell grant from the previous academic year (2016-2017) if there is remaining Pell eligibility. If the student was not enrolled fulltime (12 credits or more) and did not receive a Pell grant disbursement for fall 2016 and/or spring 2017 then the student will automatically be considered for the Pell grant award. The Pell will be posted to the student's CUNYfirst account in August 2017. Students will be refunded in August if they are eligible for the award and have already paid out of pocket.
Students who are not eligible for a Pell grant award from the previous academic year do have the option of requesting a Pell grant award from their 2017-2018 academic year. If you choose to request funding from the 2017-2018 Pell Grant award year, you must have a valid 2017-2018 Pell award on file and complete a SUMMER 2017 FEDERAL PELL GRANT REQUEST FORM (Request Form will be available after April 2017). Once the request is submitted to our office the Pell grant award will be reduced from the spring 2018. The turnaround time is 7 to 10 business days to see your Pell award on your CUNYfirst account.
NOTE: Undergraduate can only receive a maximum of 12-full time semesters of Pell grant. Students can check how many semesters they have remaining Pell eligibility at www.nslds.ed.gov.
If you are applying for a TAP award for the Summer 2017, the following two applications must be completed:
1. The 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov
2. The 2017-2018 TAP application online through this link to the "Optional feature-start your state application" found on the "FAFSA on the Web Submission Confirmation" page or you can apply at www.hesc.ny.gov after your FAFSA is processed.
You can receive a Summer TAP award if you meet all of the following conditions:
- Be a full-time Hunter College matriculated student in Spring 2017, enrolled in at least 12 **contributory credits
- Earn a total of 24 **contributory credits in the prior two consecutive semesters at Hunter College
- TAP eligibility is not exhausted (most students may receive a maximum of eight (8) TAP awards for undergraduate study)
- TAP award for Summer 2017
- Register for a minimum of six (6) **contributory credits for Summer 2017 (combination of all credits for all summer sessions)
- Meet the program pursuit and academic progress requirements prior to certification of the summer term.
- See SPECIAL NOTES below
- If you drop or withdraw from some or all of your classes in summer, your TAP may be cancelled.
- In those cases, you are expected to repay the outstanding tuition balance before you will be permitted to register for the Fall 2017 semester.
- New York State aid programs will not pay for courses which you never attended and received a grade of "WN".
**CONTRIBUTORY CREDITS are courses and other academic activities that are recognized as "creditable" toward fulfilling the requirements for a specific degree.