Summer Financial Aid & Tuition Costs
Undergraduate students taking at least six (6) credits combined over the course of all summer sessions are eligible for federal and state financial aid, provided they are matriculating in an Arcadia degree program. Because students pay on a per-credit basis during the summer ($500/credit* for summer 2014) institutional (Arcadia) scholarships\grants are not available during summer periods. Students can borrow through the Federal Direct Stafford Student Loan Program during the summer but should note that summer borrowing does detract from annual borrowing eligibility. Example: A dependent third year student can borrow $7,500 per year in Federal Direct Stafford Loans. If the student borrows $3,000 in Federal Direct Stafford Loans during the summer, he/she will have $4,500 of remaining eligibility to be split over the following fall/spring semesters (or remainder of the academic year).
Federal Pell Grant and PHEAA State Grant monies for those that qualify (based on financial need) can also be used during the summer but, like Federal Direct Stafford Loans, amounts used in the summer are deducted from annual maximum amounts for which students qualify. PHEAA State Grant applications are available online at www.pheaa.org for Pennsylvania residents that wish to apply. Alternative, private student loans and Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans (for dependent undergraduates) can be utilized during the summer as well. Visit www.arcadia.edu/financingoptions for information on available loans.
Matriculating Arcadia undergraduates taking summer courses at another college or university which are required for their bachelor’s degree can have Arcadia process their federal and state aid during this period. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of six (6) credits over all summer sessions and are required to do the following:
- Submit an Approval for Non-Arcadia course form to the Registrar
- Complete a Consortium Agreement, which must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office of the host college/university, for completion, and returned to Arcadia’s Financial Aid Office. Note: The consortium agreement will be automatically sent to students that submit the above Approval for Non-Arcadia course form. Questions on the consortium agreement process can be directed to Financial Aid at 215-572-2837 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate students taking at least six (6) credits combined over the course of all summer sessions are eligible for Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans and private, alternative student loans, provided they are matriculating in a degree or certificate program. See below for information on available types of aid and how to apply.
Part-Time Graduate students (excluding those enrolled in full-time graduate or professional programs, M.B.A., Ed.D. in Special Ed., Ed.D. in Leadership, Transitional DPT, PA3PH, MFA in Writing, IPCR-MACP, Counseling Psychology, part-time IPCR and Forensic Science students, English Language Institute and other special discounted programs) are charged $600 per credit* for summer 2014. Visit www.arcadia.edu/summer for a full list of courses that the special summer pricing applies to.
There are no parking fees during the summer on the Glenside or King of Prussia campuses. Click to view tuition/fees for other graduate programs.
Summer Payment Plan Options:
Students enrolled in summer courses at Arcadia may enroll in an interest-free payment plan to assist them in paying their summer tuition and fees. There is a $50 enrollment fee to join the plan. Students can join the payment plan online at www.arcadia.edu/paynow, or on MyArcadia Self-Service, via the Finances/eBill and ePay option
beginning April 15, 2014.
Summer 2014 payment plan options are as follows:
||Payment Plan Period
||Payment Due Dates
||Deadline to Join Plan
|Summer Session 1
||May 19, 2014 – June 25, 2014
||May 15, June 1, June 15
||May 31, 2014
|Summer Session 2
||June 30, 2014 – July 30, 2014
||June 15, July 1, July 15
||June 30, 2014
|Summer Session 3
||July 28, 2014 – August 15, 2014
||July 15, August 1, August 15
||July 31, 2014
|Accelerated Online Session 1
||May 19, 2014 – July 6, 201>
||May 15, June 1, June 15
||May 31, 2014
|Accelerated Online Session 2
||July 7, 2014 – August 24, 2014
||July 1, July 15, August 1
||July 14, 2014
All graduate students intending to be enrolled in the summer
2014, fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters, as well as undergraduate students intending
to be enrolled part-time in the summer 2014, fall 2014 and spring 2015
semesters may choose to enroll in a 12-month plan that runs from May 2014 –
April 2015. The first payment would be
due May 1, 2014. Students can join the
payment plan beginning April 1, 2014.
*Visit www.arcadia.edu/summer to see a specific list of courses with special summer pricing. Note, the discount does not apply if a student is part of one of the above listed programs.