FREE Summer School

Current or returning students may be eligible for FREE Summer School.

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Most degrees at FSU require 120 credit hours. There are milestones in place to help you graduate on time, reduce your financial obligations, and then move on to live your dream. With life's challenges, and especially as you've attended college during a pandemic, we know it can be hard to stay on track. Thanks to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding, we are offering a Summer School Academic Progression Scholarship to help you get the hours you need to graduate on time.

Freshmen 30 Hours, Sophomores 60 Hours, Juniors 90 Hours, Seniors 120 Hours

With life’s challenges, and especially as you’ve attended college during a pandemic, we know it can be hard to stay on track. Thanks to the CARES ACT: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, we are offering a Summer School Academic Progression Scholarship to help you get the hours you need to graduate on time.

What is Covered in FREE Summer School?

FREE Summer school covers 2 courses, up to 7 credit hours, for undergraduate students and 1 course, up to 3 credit hours for graduate students from the College of Education. Book rental is included. Room and board (All-Access Meal Plan) will be provided for eligible freshmen and sophomores. Room and board will be provided to additional students based on availability. 

Who is Eligible?

Many Broncos are eligible:

  • All full-time, first-time undergraduate students are eligible (students who entered FSU as freshmen). 
  • All full-time students who attempted at least 12 credit hours during Spring ’22 are eligible. 
  • Current College of Education graduate students are also eligible.

What Courses are Offered?

Search to find the courses offered during Summer 2022.

How To Apply

All students who meet the eligibility requirements should meet with their advisor and register for Summer School by May 25th to allow for adequate processing time. Students who meet the eligibility criteria will receive notification of acceptance into the FREE Summer School program between May 2 and June 1, 2022 through their FSU email. 

Campus Life in the Summer

FSU campus life offers you everything you need to eat, live, work, and play while you enjoy the Summer School experience. With a multitude of dining and housing choices, you can enjoy the convenience of being close to your classes and the array of fun student engagement activities and fitness options for no additional charge.

Summer Housing

Students will reside in Renaissance Hall and will enjoy the following amenities:

  • Air-conditioned rooms.
  • On-site laundry rooms with washer and dryers free for students to use.
  • Wi-Fi and hard-wired internet ports in student rooms; Wi-Fi throughout the building common spaces.
  • Open lounges and seating spaces.
  • Daily janitorial services to disinfect common areas.

Student Engagement Activities: Summer FUN@FSU!

A variety of fun and safe activities are planned for your enjoyment and entertainment on campus this summer! The Office of Student Engagement has formed the FSU Student Summer Activities Board. They will implement an array of safe, fun, and creative social, cultural, and recreational activities during the evenings and weekends so you are certain to find something fun to do when it is time to set aside the books and relax.

Student Support Services

The Division of Student Affairs and our campus partners are committed to providing students with resources and support services to complement your Summer academic experience. Here is a list of opportunities to engage with FSU over the summer:

FAQs

Eligibility

Is FSU still inviting eligible students to participate?

Yes. Summer School begins June 1. Eligible students are encouraged to meet with their advisor and register for summer classes by May 25th to allow enough time for processing.

Are all Broncos eligible?

Not all, but many Broncos are eligible. All full-time, first-time undergraduate students are eligible (students who entered FSU as freshmen). All full-time students who attempted at least 12 credit hours during Spring ’22 are eligible. Current College of Education graduate students are also eligible.

Are there exceptions to who can be accepted? If so, how does a student request an exception?

Yes. Students who would like to be considered for an exception should email provost-office@uncfsu.edu.

Are online students eligible?

Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria: All full-time, first-time undergraduate students are eligible (students who entered FSU as freshmen). All full-time students who attempted at least 12 credit hours during Spring ’22 are eligible.

Can freshmen participate?

Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria: All full-time, first-time undergraduate students are eligible (students who entered FSU as freshmen). All full-time students who attempted at least 12 credit hours during Spring ’22 are eligible.

Can sophomores participate?

Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria: All full-time, first-time undergraduate students are eligible (students who entered FSU as freshmen). All full-time students who attempted at least 12 credit hours during Spring ’22 are eligible.

Can juniors participate?

Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria: All full-time, first-time undergraduate students are eligible (students who entered FSU as freshmen). All full-time students who attempted at least 12 credit hours during Spring ’22 are eligible.

Can seniors participate?

Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria: All full-time, first-time undergraduate students are eligible (students who entered FSU as freshmen). All full-time students who attempted at least 12 credit hours during Spring ’22 are eligible.

Can transfer students participate?

Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria: All full-time, first-time undergraduate students are eligible (students who entered FSU as freshmen). All full-time students who attempted at least 12 credit hours during Spring ’22 are eligible.

Can military students participate?

Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria: All full-time, first-time undergraduate students are eligible (students who entered FSU as freshmen). All full-time students who attempted at least 12 credit hours during Spring ’22 are eligible. Current College of Education graduate students are also eligible.

Will this also cover nursing students?

Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria: All full-time, first-time undergraduate students are eligible (students who entered FSU as freshmen). All full-time students who attempted at least 12 credit hours during Spring ’22 are eligible.


How to Apply

Where is the interest form?

The interest form WAS located at on this page and was removed on May 2nd. We ask that all students who meet the eligibility requirements meet with your advisor and register for Summer Summer by May 25th to allow for adequate processing time.

How do I apply after May 2?

Register for summer school courses by May 25 and you will be contacted regarding your eligibility. Your advisor can assist.


Living On Campus

If we receive room and board, where will we live?

FREE Summer School recipients will live in Renaissance Hall. Hackley Honors Hall will also be available if we run out of space in Renaissance. UPA was originally reported as one of the options, but it is not.

Do you have to live on campus to participate?

You do not have to live on campus to participate.


Meal Plan

If I receive room and board, what meal plan will I receive?

You will receive the All-Access Meal Plan.


Classes

I only have one class left. Can I still participate?

Yes.

How many classes can you take with Free Summer School?

FREE Summer school covers 2 courses, up to 7 credit hours, for undergraduate students. Graduate students from the College of Education are eligible to take up to 1 course, up to 3 credit hours.

Can I take more class at my own expense, outside of what FREE Summer School covers?

It depends on you GPA. Contact your advisor to learn more.


Notification of Acceptance

When will I know if I’m accepted?

Notifications will begin May 2 via your FSU email.


Financial Aid & Work Study

Do students have to complete the 21-22 FAFSA to be accepted?

No.

Will financial aid be available to cover additional expenses?

Yes, if the student has remaining financial aid eligibility from the 2021/2022 academic year.

Will work study be available over the summer?

All federal work study funds have been exhausted for summer.


Additional Questions?

Contact Bronco One Stop

  • Stop by the 1st floor of the Chesnutt Library in person.
  • Email onestop@uncfsu.edu
  • Call (910) 672-2850