To be considered for financial aid during Summer Term 2021, you must first complete the 2020-2021 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 2021. 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 2020-2021 FAFSA, please apply online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. You will need an FSA ID username and password to complete the application online. To create an FSA ID, go to www.fsaid.ed.gov. Parents also can create an FSA ID for themselves on 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.studentaid.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.