Summer Funding Directions

  

SUMMER SCHOOL FUNDING INFORMATION 2019 

As a Thompson Scholar, you are eligible for funds from the Susan T. Buffett Scholarship for the summer session(s) if you wish to enroll. While the Buffett Scholarship program requires you to be enrolled for at least nine credit hours during the fall and spring terms, there is not a required number of credit hours for the summer session(s). The maximum amount of the Buffett Scholarship is determined based on the number of hours for which you enroll. 

Your maximum scholarship eligibility is as follows:

1 or 2 hours=$643.75

3-5 hours = $1,287.50

6-8 hours = $2,575.00

9-11 hours=$3,862.50

12+ hours = $5,150.00

If you are interested in taking summer courses, I have listed the steps that you need to take so that your Buffett Scholarship can be applied to your student bill. Summer term is unique in that William H. Thompson Scholars must request to receive scholarship funds if you plan to take summer courses. Please READ this information so that you can ensure no mistakes are made. Students may use their Buffett Scholarship in varying ways during the summer term. Please utilize the instructions on this page based on your individual academic situation for the summer term.

 

BELOW ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUMMER COURSES AT:

  • UNL
  • UNO, UNK, OR UNMC
  • OTHER INSTITUTIONS

**THERE ARE CERTAIN FORMS THAT YOU MAY NEED TO FILL OUT AT EACH INSTITUTION SO, PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE DIRECTIONS UNDER EACH SECTION TO KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.

What happens if a student has to drop a course in the summer?

If a student drops a course they must manually go into their MyRed and drop that course.  Students must also drop the course through their Summer Aid Application via MyRed.  Please note, students must pay back any tuition or fees for courses they drop in the summer.  

It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of withdrawal policies for the summer term, which are much different than the regular academic year calendar due to the scheduling of summer classes in sessions.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUMMER COURSE FUNDING AT UNL:

If you intend to take courses at UNL be aware there are 4 different summer sessions to choose from.

  • Pre-Session: May 20th – June 7th
  • 8-Week Session: May 20th – July 12th
  • 1st 5-Week Session: June 10th  - July 12th
  • 2nd 5-Week Session: July 15th – August 15th 9th 

1.  Register for your summer classes in MyRED

2.  Complete the Summer Aid Application in MyRED.  Once you have completed the Summer Aid Application, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will adjust your Buffett Scholarship accordingly on the basis of your summer session(s) enrollment at UNL. In the event that you change your enrollment after you complete the Summer Aid Application, you will need to update the Summer Aid Application. 

For example, if you initially noted on your Summer Aid Application that you were going to enroll for six credit hours at UNL, but you changed your plans and you update your enrollment to reflect only three credit hours at UNL, you will need to update your Summer Aid Application in MyRED to reflect three credit hours.  

There are 4 steps to follow:

1.   Log into MyRed.

2.   Once you are on the UNL MyRED Portal page, you will see a Financial Aid tab.

3.   Click Financial Aid tab and scroll to the  Summer Aid Application (available in early March, 2019).

The first portion of your application is an explanation of various financial aid that you may be offered

The next few screenshots are the questions you will be asked to answer before you submit your Summer Aid Application. Be sure to update the application by the deadlines shown if your plans changes.

Once you have completed all the steps, you will receive this confirmation:

 

4.   By filling this out the Foundation will be notified that you are taking summer courses at UNL.

 

Please note:

  1. If you are ONLY planning to take a class at UNL there is nothing further you need to do.
  2. If you intend to take classes at UNL (under 12 hours) AND another institution during the summer term, you must fill out the Request for Funding from a Secondary Institution Form (using this link) https://app.buffettscholarships.org/request/FundSecondaryInstitution to receive Buffett scholarship funding at the other institution, in addition to following the instructions for Summer courses at UNL listed above.

       3. If you will register at UNL (at 12+ hours) AND a secondary institution during the                 summer term, you do NOT need to complete the Request for Funding from a                           Secondary Institution Form, as you would NOT be eligible for any further scholarship             funding; just complete the instructions for courses at UNL.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUMMER COURSES AT UNO, UNK, OR UNMC:

If you plan to take courses at UNO, UNK, or UNMC, you must:

1.   Fill out the inter-campus form, so you can register for courses.

2.   Once the form is submitted, the University will process your request and you will be able to register for courses for that term through MyRecords.

3.   Fill out the Request for Funding from a Secondary Institution Form (using this link) https://app.buffettscholarships.org/request/FundSecondaryInstitution

 

Note: Please submit this form 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the first pre-summer session. Charges at UNO, UNK, or UNMC vary greatly from UNL.  Please make sure to contact the school itself and ask about any additional fees and costs. Note that the amounts for books may not be as high as they are at UNL and will vary between institutions.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUMMER COURSES AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS:

If you intend to go to any other institution (community college or one of the state college institutions) you need to:

1.   Register for the course at that school (contact the school to determine how to enroll).

2.   Fill out the Request for Funding from a Secondary Institution Form (using this link) https://app.buffettscholarships.org/request/FundSecondaryInstitution

 

Note: Please submit this form 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the first summer session at the institution you are attending. Charges at institutions other than UNL varies greatly.  Please make sure to contact the school itself and ask about any additional fees and costs. Note that the amounts for books may not be as high as they are at UNL and will vary between institutions.

 

Southeast Community College and Metropolitan Community College: Maximum Awards by School (Per Semester or Quarter)

SECC and MCC

 

Full Time

(12 + Hours)

3/4 Time

(9-11 hours)

Half Time

(6-8 hours)

1/4 Time

(3-5 hours)

Less than Quarter Time

(1-2 hours)

$1,550.00

$1162.50

$775.00

$378.50

$193.75

All Other Community Colleges:  For Maximum Awards by School (CCC, MPCC AND NECC AND WNCC ) and State Colleges (Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State)  Please refer to the  Request for Funding from a Secondary Institution Form (using this link) https://app.buffettscholarships.org/request/FundSecondaryInstitution

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

The Buffett Foundation gives the summer term the same weight as fall and spring terms. Students need to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 each term. Thus, no matter how many credit hours students are enrolled in for the summer term, if the cumulative GPA drops below a 2.0, the student will be on scholarship probation. Two consecutive or three total terms on probation will result in loss of scholarship.

 

It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of withdrawal policies for the summer term, which are much different than the regular academic year calendar due to the scheduling of summer classes in sessions.

 Q&A

 1.      If a student takes a class at an institution other than UNL, do the credits, as well as the GPA transfer back?

No. While the credits do transfer back, the GPA may not automatically transfer. Please check the policies at other institutions to determine how credits and GPA transfer back to UNL.

 2.      Does a class a student takes at a secondary institution always count towards his/her major?

This is determined on a case by case basis per the department. The student must make sure to discuss the class they plan to take with their major or academic advisor to make sure that the class will actually count towards their major.

 3.      What happens if a student has to drop a course in the summer?

If a student drops a course they must manually go into their MyRed and drop that course.  Students must also drop the course through their Summer Aid Application via MyRed.  Please note, students must pay back any tuition or fees for courses they drop in the summer. 

 4.      When does a student need to complete the Request for Funding from a Secondary Institution Form (using this link)? https://app.buffettscholarships.org/request/FundSecondaryInstitution

This must be completed 2 weeks prior to the summer session at the institution where you are enrolled in courses.  Please check the registration dates at the institution where you plan to enroll in courses. 

 5.      Should a student receive a confirmation from the Buffett Foundation for any forms they submit?

Yes. Students will receive a confirmation for any form or request that is submitted to the Buffett Foundation.  Do not assume your request was approved until you receive a confirmation.