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Finanical Aid Office at Lehman College

Summer Financial Aid

We encourage you to read and follow the summer financial aid guidelines listed below for summer financial aid for those attending Lehman College. The summer information on this page supplements standard eligibility criteria for each program.

File all aid applications early.  FAFSA and TAP applications must be filed annually. For filing information go to the FAFSA Instructions.


In order to qualify foran accelerated summer New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) payment, you should do the following:

  • File a TAP application for 2018-2019.
  • Be full time in the prior spring term.
  • Earn 24 credits from the same College in the prior two terms.
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (6 – 11 credits) in the summer.
  • Meet all other TAP eligibility requirements.
  • For further information, please visit the TAP office in Shuster Hall room 103.

Click here for detailed Summer TAP information

Federal Pell Grant for Summer 2018

Beginning summer 2018, Pell Grant eligible students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell award each year. What does this mean for you? If you were a Pell    eligible student in fall 2017 and/or spring 2018, you may qualify for a Pell Grant for summer 2018! 


To be eligible for a summer Pell Grant, you must: 

  • File a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for both 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) in the summer.
  • Be eligible to receive a Pell Grant.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
  • Have remaining Pell Lifetime Eligibility (cannot have received more than 12 full time semesters of Pell).
  • For some students, there is a requirement to enroll at least half-time (6+ credits) to receive the Pell Grant for summer.
  • For more information, please visit the Financial Aid Office in Shuster Hall room 136.

*You must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements as of the end of the previous spring semester in order to be eligible for any summer aid, including loans.

Federal Direct Student Loan (FDL)

Direct Loans for the summer session are based on your new academic year FAFSA. In addition to filing the FAFSA and TAP applications, you must also file a Federal Direct Student Loan Request. The FDL request application must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

Summer applications for Direct Loan are usually accepted starting in May, once registration begins. A student must enroll for a minimum of 6 total credits for the summer. You can file one FDL application for Direct Loan for summer, fall and spring provided you also register for at least 6 credits for each term.

*You must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements as of the end of the previous spring semester in order to be eligible for any summer aid, including loans.


Summer SEEK awards are based on the new academic year FAFSA, PENDING AVAILABILITY OF SEEK FUNDS. SEEK students who have not already received 2 summer payments can receive Summer SEEK funding if they are registered for a minimum of 6 credits for summer session I and/or summer session II combined.

Work-Study (FWS)

Students awarded FWS for the new academic year may use their awards during the summer. Please visit the FWS web page for more information.