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 @sinclair.edu 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 www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need an FSA ID username and password to complete the application online. To request a FSA ID, go to www.fsaid.gov. Parents also can request a FSA ID for themselves at the same site.
A few important details to consider:
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 www.studentloans.gov 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 @sinclair.edu 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.