Office of Student Financial Aid
Providing Dollars for OC Students
What do I need to know about summer quarter financial aid?
Students do not need to complete an additional application for summer, however, they will need to complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA and indicate they plan to attend the Summer 2014 Quarter.
Summer Quarter starts on July 1, 2013. It may take 4 to 6 weeks, from the time all completed documents are received by the Financial Aid Office, to process your summer aid and have funds available to their Higher One Olympic Advantage card on the first day of the summer quarter.
Students who completed their financial aid files by April 15, 2013 and plan to attend Summer 2013:
Students who completed their files by April 15 and indicated on the financial aid data sheet that they plan to attend the summer quarter have been awarded financial aid at full-time status. However, students who plan to attend less than full-time must complete the Enrollment Change Form with their correct enrollment status. Failure to complete the Enrollment Change form for students in less than full-time credits will lead to delays in financial aid disbursement.
Students who complete their 2013 - 2014 financial aid files by May 15, 2013 and plan to attend Summer 2013:
For the summer 2013 quarter, the Financial Aid Office is working to ensure that students who completed their files by May 15, 2013 will have their financial aid awarded by the first day of summer 2013 quarter.
However, given the current processing timeframe and when tuition is due, applicants in this group must plan to pay for their tuition and fees on their own or seek alternate funding while their financial aid files are processed.
Textbook Bridge Loan
A Textbook Bridge Loan is available to students based on the nature of their financial aid. Applicants for the Textbook Bridge Loan can request application materials and eligibility information at the Financial Aid Office. Loans will be made out in the form of a bookstore voucher to students who qualify, ONLY in the first week of the quarter. Up to a maximum of $300 dollars maybe loaned to students.
Student Tuition Easy Payment Plan (STEPP)
Students can also enroll in STEPP for Summer 2013 Quarter. Please click on the link below for more details about this program:
Limited Financial Aid Services in summer months of June and August 2013:
Due to the high volume of applicants for financial aid for the 2013-2014 award year, the OC Financial Aid Office will be closed to the public for processing and limited services will be provided to clients at certain times during the month of June 2013. Below are the closure dates:
June 20, 2013 to June 28, 2013 (office closed for processing)
During these times, limited services will be provided at the Welcome Kiosk in the Humanities and Student Services Building during regular business hours. Be sure to check the Financial Aid Portal during this time because most questions can be answered by checking the portal.
Last modified: November 5, 2013 KF