Students Now Eligible to Use Pell Grants For Summer Courses

  • Students walk to class in pairs on a sunny first day of the semester.

    File photo by Lee Choo.

As the end of the school year approaches, CSUN students may enroll in summer courses to get ahead — or catch up — in their progress toward graduation. This year, you may be eligible for a Pell Grant in the summer if you’re enrolled in at least six units for summer, or if you have received a Pell Grant for fall or spring semesters.

“This is the second year that Year-Round Pell Grant (Summer Pell) is available to CSUN students, and we have found that a lot of students do not know about this new funding source,” said Karen Sabourin, associate director for marketing and communications in the Tseng College of Extended Learning.

Additionally, CSUN students who were eligible for the State University Grant (SUG) in spring 2019 and are enrolled in a minimum of six units for summer 2019 will be considered for the Campus Summer Grant. The maximum award is $2,000. However, funds are limited, so don’t delay (your six-unit enrollment is considered as application for this grant).

From March 19-25, CSUN students can schedule an appointment to participate in the early registration period for summer classes. The early registration period is March 26-April 2. Sign up for an appointment through the myNorthridge Portal, beginning at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19. Admissions and Records has an online tutorial for registration. 

Registration for all students begins April 3.

From May 28-Aug. 20, the university offers more than 600 academic-credit courses during three separate sessions. Some courses are available online.

Campus officials from Financial Aid will be on hand at GradFest, on the Campus Store Complex lawn, March 13-14, handing out CSUN sunglasses, food and information on these and other grants and financial aid programs.

In addition to the funding sources mentioned above, students may apply for a Direct Loan and/or PLUS loan by completing a loan request form available at Learn more by visiting

To apply for enrollment protection (to avoid being dropped for non-payment), please visit by April 12.

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