Summer/Winter Session Aid

Suffolk University has options for aid for sessions that take place outside of the traditional school year.


Historically, the majority of funding available for summer study is in the form of federal and alternative loans. In very limited circumstances, undergraduate students may be eligible for Federal Pell Grant consideration.

The summer term is the first term of the academic year when determining aid eligibility. To apply for federal loans for summer 2024, the 2024-2025 FAFSA is required. All students who submit a FAFSA and enroll in at least 6 credits in the summer will be considered for Federal Direct Loan eligibility.

If a student is not enrolling in at least 6 credits or if additional loan funding is needed, alternative loans may be an option.


For financial aid purposes, enrollment in Suffolk University’s winter session will be combined with the spring term of the academic year. Hours completed during the winter session will count towards a student’s enrollment status for the spring term and costs for the winter session will be included in the spring cost of attendance.