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Summer Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid during Summer Term 2020, you must first complete the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) AND register for summer classes. If you completed this application previously, check your Sinclair student email at to determine your financial aid status for Summer Term 2020. It could take up to 7-10 business days AFTER you register for summer classes BEFORE you are notified of your financial aid eligibility.  To review your financial aid awards, check your Financial Aid portal.

If you have not completed the 2019-2020 FAFSA, please apply online at You will need an FSA ID username and password to complete the application online. To request a FSA ID, go to Parents also can request a FSA ID for themselves at the same site.

A few important details to consider:

  • Be sure to complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA for summer and NOT the 2020-2021 FAFSA. The Summer Term is considered part of the current academic year whereas Fall 2020 is the first term associated with the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Be sure to use Sinclair’s code-003119-on the application so the college can receive the results.
  • Apply as early as possible. Processing can take several weeks if the student is selected for verification.
  • You may receive an email asking you to provide verification documents. Sinclair will not be able to award any federal aid until all the requested documentation has been verified.
  • Summer 2020 term, students can receive 150% of their annual Federal Pell Grant award. This means that a student can attend full-time during the fall, spring and summer and still receive their full-time Federal Pell Grant award each semester. Previously, students that attended full-time in fall and spring did not qualify for the Federal Pell Grant in the summer.
  • Accepted summer awards will be available for use at the bookstore 10 days prior to the start of your first term.


To accept loans for Summer semester, go to your Financial Aid portal.

If you accept federal Direct loans, you must complete a Loan Agreement (MPN), and complete Entrance Counseling at  before your loan funds can disburse.

Summer loans are one-semester loans so they will have 2 disbursements. The first disbursement cannot occur until attendance has been verified after the second week of classes. The second disbursement will not occur until the midpoint of the semester.

Refunds from these loan disbursements will not begin to be sent until 4 to 6 weeks after your term begins. To set up your refund preference, click the Student Refunds tile on your my.sinclair home page.

IMPORTANT: Your email is the primary way the Financial Aid & Scholarships office will communicate with you. Please check your email frequently to ensure that you receive important updates and communications as quickly as possible.