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Finanical Aid Office at Lehman College

Summer Financial Aid



We encourage you to read and follow the summer financial aid guidelines listed below for summer financial aid for those attending Lehman College. The summer information on this page supplements standard eligibility criteria for each program.

File all aid applications early.  FAFSA and TAP applications must be filed annually. For filing information go to the FAFSA Instructions.


In order to qualify foran accelerated summer New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) payment, you should do the following:

  • File a TAP application for 2020-2021.
  • Be full time in the prior spring term.
  • Earn 24 credits from the same College in the prior two terms.
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (6 – 11 credits) in the summer.
  • Meet all other TAP eligibility requirements.
  • For further information, please contact the TAP office via email at or

Click here for detailed Summer TAP information

Federal Pell Grant for Summer 2020

Pell Grant eligible students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell award each year. What does this mean for you? If you were a Pell eligible student in Fall 2019 and/or spring 2020, you may qualify for a Pell Grant for summer 2020!


To be eligible for a summer Pell Grant, you must: 

  • File a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for both both 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) in the summer.
  • Be eligible to receive a Pell Grant.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
  • Have remaining Pell Lifetime Eligibility (cannot have received more than 12 full time semesters of Pell).
  • For some students, there is a requirement to enroll at least half-time (6+ credits) to receive the Pell Grant for summer.
  • For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office via email or via phone at (718) 960-8545.

Federal Student Grants Available for CUNY Undergraduate Student

*You must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements as of the end of the previous spring semester in order to be eligible for any summer aid, including loans.

Federal Direct Student Loan (FDL)

Direct Loans for the Summer 2020 session are based on your new academic year FAFSA. In addition to filing the FAFSA and TAP applications, you must also submit a Federal Direct Student Loan Request online via CUNYFirst. Follow the instructions listed below to submit your Loan Request for Summer 2020:

  • Log in to CUNY First and go to your Student Center
  • In the "Finances" box click on the link that says "Direct Loan Processing Form"
  • Please read thoroughly all of the instructions listed on the page
  • After reading all of the information, check the box and click Agree
  • For Institution click on LEH01
  • For Aif Year click on 2021
  • Complete all of the required information and follow the instructions all the way until the Loan Request has been officially submitted

Summer applications for Direct Loan are usually accepted starting in May, once registration begins. A student must enroll for a minimum of 6 total credits for the summer. You can file one FDL application for Direct Loan for summer, fall and spring provided you also register for at least 6 credits for each term.

*You must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements as of the end of the previous spring semester in order to be eligible for any summer aid, including loans.


Summer SEEK awards are based on the new academic year FAFSA, PENDING AVAILABILITY OF SEEK FUNDS. SEEK students who have not already received 2 summer payments can receive Summer SEEK funding if they are registered for a minimum of 6 credits for summer session I and/or summer session II combined.