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 Winter Financial Aid 



Due to recent legislative changes, federal financial aid may not be available to students taking courses in the Winter Session.  We are currently awaiting guidance from the U.S. Department of Education.  Please check back after November 1 for updated information.  Please note that this will not impact private alternative education loans if a student is planning to enroll for both the Winter Session and Spring semester for at least 6 credits (half-time).

A limited number of financial aid opportunities may be available to SRU students to assist with costs associated with the Winter Session. 

The primary source of potential aid is in the form of the following credit-based loans:
            > Federal Parent PLUS Loan
            > Federal Graduate PLUS Loan
            > Private/Alternative Education Loans

In addition, Slippery Rock students who have not borrowed their maximum Direct Loan eligibility for the 2014-15 academic year may be able to access the unused eligibility based on Winter Session costs.  This eligibility includes freshmen and sophomores who will advance to a new grade level after the Fall 2014 semester resulting in new annual loan limits.  To determine if you have utilized your maximum annual Direct Loan, you should compare the loan limits below against the Direct Loan amounts on your financial aid award in MySRU (


Dependent Students

Independent Students







Juniors and Seniors



Graduate Students




Students must be enrolled in at least 3 credits in Winter and 3 credits in Spring to have federal loan consideration based on Winter enrollment, pending approval from the U.S. Department of Education. 

  • Please note that if you are enrolled for Winter/Spring-only, your loans based on Winter Session enrollment must be attached to and disbursed in accordance with the Spring 2015 processing schedule.
  • In addition, for students who enroll in only 3 Winter and 3 Spring credits, federal loans will not disburse until after the Spring add/drop period.

Undergraduate students who are enrolled part-time (less than 12 credits) in the Spring 2015 semester and who are otherwise eligible for PHEAA State Grant or Pell Grant funding may be eligible for an increased grant(s) as a result of Winter Session enrollment, pending approval from the U.S. Department of Education.  Eligibility will be automatically reviewed by the Financial Aid Office at the completion of the add/drop period for the Spring semester. No additional action is required on the part of the student.

Feel free to contact the SRU Financial Aid Office
at 724-738-2044 or 
with any questions.

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Winter Session

Dec. 17 - Jan. 13

Choose from more than 110 online courses.

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