The CES program will assist with summer studies, on a funds available basis, under the following conditions:
- You must be making successful academic progress (minimum 2.00 GPA and annual credits passed towards graduation requirement) -- see below for details;
- You must submit an academic transcript detailing all recent grades;
- You must apply for summer financial aid through your school;
- You must submit a Summer Release Form.
The summer term is the only term of study where students do NOT have to be full-time in order to potentially qualify for CES funds toward tuition and fees. However, students wishing to have CES funds help pay for room and board MUST BE enrolled in at least 9 new credits that go toward your degree requirements.
- Students may not use CES funds to "catch up" on credits lost during the standard academic year due to failing grades, withdrawing, or course incompletions. The only way for students on Academic Probation or Suspension to "catch up" during the summer is to pay for courses on their own (or with the help of standard financial aid assistance);
- The CES program will support room and board costs only for the weeks of the summer that the student is actually enrolled for 9 credits or more. For example, if a student is enrolled for 9 credits over an 8 week span in the summer, room and board support will only be provided for those 8 weeks of actual enrollment!;
- Students receiving CES disbursements for room and board (or living allowance) based on their enrollment in 9 credits or more, must pass at least 9 credits in the summer or their summer room and board (or living allowance) payment will be deducted from their next term of CES eligibility;
- Poor performance during the summer term could very well affect a student’s eligibility for CES funds for the upcoming academic year (i.e., academic probation or suspension);
- Before summer courses taken at another "host" school will be approved for CES support, a Preapproval of Transfer Credits from the "home" school MUST BE SUBMITTED indicating that the "home" school will accept towards graduation ALL credits taken at the "host" school;
- Summer meal allowance for commuter students may be available, but ONLY IF the student is full-time (9 credits or more) and has enough CES funding available;
- Students are responsible for books, supplies, transportation, and other costs during summer, just like they are during any other term of study;
- Students may not be in off-campus living arrangements for summer and receive any CES support until they are considered third year college students.