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.

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 the Scholarship?

Two courses, to include book rental, will be available to all scholarship recipients to support your progress in the crucial first years of your college journey. Room and board will be provided for eligible freshmen and sophomores. Room and board will be provided to eligible juniors based on availability.

Who is Eligible?

  • Students who have yet to complete enough academic credit hours to move to the next level of classification (freshmen with less than 30 hours, sophomores with less than 60 hours, and juniors with less than 90 hours)
  • Students who are currently enrolled (or plan to enroll) in Summer School.

30-60-90 Goals

The scholarship can help you rise to higher levels by reaching milestones in credit hours:

  • To become a Sophomore, complete 30 hours
  • To become a Junior, complete 60 hours
  • To become a Senior, complete 90 hours

What Courses are Offered?

Search to find the courses offered during Summer 2021.

How Do I Apply?

Complete the interest form. Accepted students will be notified via your Bronco email account.

What Can I Expect to Experience on Campus this 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 either Renaissance Hall, McLeod Hall, or New Residence Hall. Each of these facilities feature 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:

The Summer School Academic Progression Scholarship is aligned with Strategic Priority #1 of FSU’s Strategic Plan: Academic Excellence. The purpose of the scholarship is to increase retention and graduation rates, allowing students the opportunity to matriculate through their degree program by decreasing financial barriers.

Q&A

Is FSU still inviting eligible students to participate?

Yes. The next summer session begins July 6.

Do students have to complete the 20-21 FAFSA to be accepted?

No.

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 can contact Thalia Wilson (twilson11@uncfsu.eduor (910) 672-2852) to explain their situation and find out if they can receive an exception.

How are students notified that they are accepted?

Eligible students are notified via email.

Why are accepted students seeing charges on their accounts if Summer School is FREE?

The creation of bills is a standard practice and occurs whenever students register for courses. Student Accounts will clear the charges for students eligible for this scholarship.

How do Summer School students get their rented textbooks?

Summer Session textbooks are now available for pick-up in the bookstore. Students may come pick them up weekdays between 9am and 4pm. Students need to have their Banner number and a photo ID on-hand. If students are unable to come by the store during those hours or are out of town taking online courses, FSU can ship textbooks.  To have summer books shipped, students should email Paula Hodges at 0320asm@follett.com with the information listed below. For questions or concerns, please call (910) 672-1322, or email 032asm@follett.com.

  • Full Name
  • Banner Number
  • Complete Mailing Address
  • Phone Number
  • List of books required

What engaging opportunities are available over the summer?

A variety of fun and safe activities are planned for students' 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 on weekends, so students are certain to find something fun to do when it is time to set aside the books and relax. Examples of fun include, but are not limited to: leadership academy, Zumba, movie nights, day parties, Fayetteville Woodpeckers Baseball Games, First Fridays in Downtown Fayetteville, fish fries, and games.

Students will have easy access to resources and support services to complement their Summer academic experiences: counseling, student health, tutoring, and support from friends.

Will visitation be allowed in residence halls?

Yes, we will allow visitation only for FSU students living within summer school residence halls.

Do students have to live on campus during Summer School to be eligible for the scholarship?

No.

While the Summer School scholarship only covers two courses, is there a limit to the number of courses/hours a student can take during Summer School?

Yes, there is a limit to the credit hours students can take during Summer School. In short, the limit is 8 hours for students with less than a 3.0 GPA, and 10 hours for students with a 3.0 GPA or above. Details are available in the Undergraduate Catalog section on Course Load.