Summer Financial Aid

Summer 2019 eligibility is determined using the results of the 2018-2019 FAFSA as well as your summer enrollment plans and living arrangements. If you received federal financial aid at The University of Tulsa for Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019 semester(s), you would have already filed the 2018-2019 FAFSA. If you are unsure whether or not you filed, please contact Student Financial Services.

If you want to apply for summer federal financial aid at The University of Tulsa, please complete the following steps:

  • Federal financial aid will not be awarded until you are enrolled at least half time in summer classes.
  • You must complete the Summer 2019 Financial Aid Application before the last day of class in your summer session.
    Note: If you borrow Direct Loans for Summer 2019, it may affect your total loan eligibility for Fall 2019. If you intend to utilize Direct Loans for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019, you should contact your financial aid counselor.  If you will receive OK Promise, please list it on the application (see Question 3).  Hurricane Pledge and TU scholarships are not available in the summer.
  • We will send an email directing you to the TU Portal to view and print your summer Award Letter which will be listed under the 2018 academic year. An award letter will not be available for undergraduate students until spring semester grades have posted in May.
  • You must electronically accept your summer Direct Loans online in the TU Portal in order for the loans to be processed.
  • To apply for a Direct Graduate PLUS (GPLUS) Loan or Direct Parent PLUS (PLUS) Loan, the graduate student or undergraduate student’s parent must go to, click on “Apply for a Direct PLUS Loan,” and select either “Direct PLUS Loan Application for Graduate/Professional Students” or “Direct PLUS Loan Application for Parents.” Complete the steps for an immediate credit decision.
  • If you have not already electronically signed a Master Promissory Note (MPN) or completed Entrance Counseling for Direct Loans and/or GPLUS loans, please go to and complete these items. Parent borrowers must complete a new MPN and PLUS Credit Counseling, if approved with a credit appeal or an endorser.  Parents do not complete Entrance Counseling.
  • If you are not maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress prior to the summer term, you are not eligible for summer federal financial aid.  Student Financial Services reviews files for summer aid after the prior semester grades have been posted to the student academic transcript. You must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy requirement at the end of each semester.  For more information, please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Policy requirements.

Minimum Enrollment Requirements For Student Loans


Undergraduate – 6 hours

Graduate – 5 hours

Law – 6 hours

Students enrolled in more than one session for the summer term need to be instructed of the following:

Should a student be enrolled in more than one session for the summer term and decide not to attend the second scheduled enrolled session, it is imperative the student withdraw or drop the second session prior to their current session end date. This will prevent the student from being subject to a Return of Title IV calculation and the possibility of the student owing TU a portion of the loan funds they received for the summer term.