Summer Intent for Financial Aid

Financial Aid for Summer Session

If you are planning to attend summer school (on campus or abroad) and would like to receive financial aid, please submit this application by April 29th to ensure your summer aid will be awarded prior to the start of the summer term. Students who apply for summer aid after April 29th will be packaged, however the Office of Financial Aid cannot guarantee that a cost of living check will be available during the first week of classes. Students should plan accordingly and be aware of the non-refundable tuition and fees policy on all abroad programs and other related matters.

Summer financial aid is available to cover the cost of on-campus or abroad program tuition and cost of living for the program’s enrollment dates. Any other fixed costs for living expenses are not included in the budget and are the sole responsibility of the student.

It is important to remember that in order to maintain eligibility for financial aid a student is required to be in good academic standing. Students who are currently on academic notice, probation, or not making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) after the fall semester are at risk of losing eligibility for financial aid for the summer term. These students will be packaged with financial aid for the summer term, but will not receive funding until grades are reported and finalized for the spring semester. Students who intend to enroll in a summer abroad program that are not making satisfactory academic progress are fully responsible for paying tuition and other expenses related to his/her summer enrollment, including those programs that start and end before spring grades are in.

Federal regulations require students to enroll in at least three (3) units for the summer session in order to receive financial aid. Typically, enrollment at Whittier Law School for the summer session is three to six units. Students who are interested in taking a seventh unit must submit a Request for Overload in Credits and receive approval from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. A student may enroll in multiple programs for the summer term; however, (1) one program must satisfy the minimum enrollment of 3 units, and (2) the start and end dates of each program must not overlap (regardless if there is no final examination or when the final examination is given). Also, the budget for summer financial aid is based on self-reported information provided prior to registration. Therefore, it is subject to adjustment should there be any change in enrollment.

Students attending non-Whittier Law School classes/programs must contact the host school for information related to the cost of the program, arrangements for tuition payment, and other requirements. Students must provide (1) a copy of the approval for the non-Whittier Law School programs and (2) the acceptance letter and the host school's contact information for financial aid processing to the Financial Aid Office to receive financial aid. The Financial Aid Office at Whittier Law School will submit a consortium agreement on the visiting student’s behalf. Only information certified on an official consortium agreement between the host campus and Whittier Law School will be included in a student who visiting another institution’s financial aid budget. Students who plan to attend a non-Whittier Law School summer program are strongly encouraged to meet with the Financial Aid Office at Whittier Law School to discuss the funding process in detail.

If you have any questions, please stop by the Office of Financial Aid, or call us at (714) 444-4141 ext. 203.

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If I borrow loans for the summer session, I understand (a) I have read the FA policy for summer session, (b) I must confirm the acceptance of my aid awards online, and (c) I must apply for the eligible loan in order for the FAO to certify my loan. Any delay on my part will slow the processing of my loan and disbursement. I also understand that it is my responsibility to contact the Department of Education for the status of approval and release of my loan funds. As financial aid disbursements occur within 10 days prior to the start of classes or study abroad programs, I am aware that I am responsible for all costs and expenses incurred before the arrival of my loan funds.

  I acknowledge that I have read the information above and understand my responsibilities in regards to summer financial aid.