Summit students applying for financial aid.

Applying for Financial Aid

At Summit College we believe that every person should be able to achieve his or her career dreams. For this reason, we do our best to facilitate your goals through powerful instruction, flexible class schedules and financial aid for students who qualify.

To apply for financial aid, the prospective student must first be admitted to one of our programs. At Summit College, we offer programs in allied health, business, and trade and technical fields. Students will be admitted to the programs of their choice at the next available start date, depending upon space availability. At that point, all students will be scheduled to meet with the Financial Aid Department for pre-qualification and to learn more about financial aid details and conditions. To be eligible for financial aid, a student must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Summit College accepts several methods of payment and participates in the following federal-sponsored financial aid loan and grant programs: Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Direct PLUS Loan, Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). These grants and loans are available to any student who qualifies under the specific requirements for each program. You can find general information on these programs on our Types of Financial Aid page.

Summit College also offers Work-Study jobs for those who qualify. The Federal Work-Study Program provides federal funds to assist employers with hiring Summit College students participating in financial aid programs.

Work-Study jobs are a great opportunity for students who want to combine professional experience with a college education. These positions are part-time, temporary jobs that students can apply for while attending Summit College. Eligibility for this program is considered upon evidence of financial need. A limited number of Work-Study positions are available on and off campus.

All students participating in financial aid are required to maintain satisfactory progress in their programs of study, and must be in classroom attendance throughout their enrollment to remain eligible for financial aid assistance. When you meet with the Financial Aid department, you will learn about all the options, obligations and details of financing arrangements associated with being a responsible student loan borrower.

For more information about financial aid and Work-Study programs, you can schedule an appointment to meet with the Financial Aid office. You can also read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Our six-digit Federal School Code is 031081. You can use this code to identify Summit College in government databases and on websites, such as, for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The site is used for federal student aid for nearly every college in the nation.

At Summit College, we make an effort to make education and the dream of a career possible for every student. We understand that launching a new, successful career in the field of your choice takes commitment and powerful instruction that will give you the right amount of skills and confidence to enter the job market.