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Recent High School Graduate

Complete the Summer Office Application Form and submit it to the Student Financial Aid Office.

Please note that Summer Financial Aid is limited. The following chart shows the annual and aggregate limits for subsidized and unsubsidized loans:

Annual Limits

Dependent Students (except students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans)

Independent Students (and dependent undergraduate students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans)

First Year Undergraduate

$5,500 - No more than $3.500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.

$9,500 - No more than $3,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.

Second Year Undergraduate

$6,500 - No more than $4.500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.

$10,500 - No more than $$.500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.

Third year and beyond Undergraduate

$7,500 - No more than $5.500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.

$12,500 - No more than $5.500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.

Graduate / Professional

N/A

$20,500 (unsubsidized only)

Subsidized and Unsubsidized Aggregate Loan Limit

$31,000 - No more than $23,000 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.

$57,500 for undergraduates - No more than $23,000 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.

$138,500 for graduate or professional students - No more than $65.500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.

Please be aware that the summer term is considered the “trailing” semester in the financial aid award year (fall, spring, summer). This means that if you have received the maximum annual Direct Loan and Pell Grant for the fall and/or spring semesters, you may not have remaining eligibility for the summer at Tarleton State University.

The summer semester is made up of multiple start and end dates. To receive a summer Direct Student Loan, you will need to be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.

  • If you did not complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Fafsa) at any point during this school year, complete a Fafsa at fafsa.ed.gov and list our school code, 003631. This will enable our office to retrieve your FAFSA results and determine your eligibility.
  • You need to maintain the Satisfactory Academic Policy.
  • If you plan to borrow a loan please complete Entrance Loan Counseling and the Master Promissory note at www.studentloans.gov. You will need to sign in using your FAFSA pin.

For more information on Federal Student Aid, please visit studentloans.gov