Summer Aid

Summer 2018 Financial Aid Enrollment Requirements

Type of Aid

Minimum Credit Required

New Student Federal Pell Grant

First term - 1 credit

Returning Student Federal Pell Grant

6 credits

Federal Direct Loan

6 credits

Federal Parent (PLUS) Loans

6 credits

Federal Work Study

6 credits

Pennsylvania State Grant

6 credits

Westmoreland Scholarships

Not Eligible

Pell Grant Conditions and Requirements:

  1. If you did not receive the full amount of your 100% scheduled award of Pell Grant, you may be eligible to receive the remaining Pell eligibility by enrolling in a ‘less than half-time’ status for the 2018 summer semester.    
  2. Students wishing to receive in excess of 100% of his or her Pell Grant Scheduled Award must be enrolled in six or more credits for the summer semester.
  3. Westmoreland County Community College must pay students who are eligible for the additional Pell Grant funds, the amount for which they are eligible, up to 150% of the annual Pell Grant Scheduled Award for the award year.
  4. The additional Pell Grant award amount may not exceed 50% of a student’s annual Scheduled Pell Grant Award.
  5. The additional amount of Pell Grant received as part of the year-round Pell payments (i.e., amount paid in excess of the annual Scheduled Award) is counted in determining the student’s Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU).  The Department of Education keeps track of your LEU by adding together the percentages of your Pell Grant scheduled awards that you received for each academic year. 

Federal Direct Student Loans Conditions and Requirements:

  • Your Federal Direct Loan will be based on your remaining availability.
  • Westmoreland County Community College traditionally awards on a Fall/Spring term basis.
  • If your grade level and program of study indicate additional subsidized or unsubsidized eligibility, you will be offered only this remaining amount of Direct Loan funds.

* First time borrowers must complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note at

* PHEAA Students must apply online at  For more information about a student’s maximum PHEAA award, access:

Disbursement of Summer Aid

  • You must be in compliance with the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
  • If selected for verification, all requested documents must be submitted and processed.
  • You must be enrolled in six eligible credit hours for use of Federal Direct loans. All courses must apply toward your degree program.
  • Withdrawal of credit hours after financial aid has been disbursed may result in a reduction of financial aid.
  • If repeating a course, review regulation regarding financial aid. 

Disbursement Schedule:

  • 10 Week Session: Week of June 18, 2018
  • 8 Week Session: Week of July 9, 2018      
  • First 5 Week Session: Week of June 18, 2018

Summer Aid Request Form