The CES program will assist with summer studies, on a funds available basis, under the following conditions:
- You must be making successful academic progress (minimum 2.00 GPA and annual credits passed towards graduation requirement);
- You must submit an academic transcript detailing all recent grades;
- You must apply for summer financial aid through your school;
- You must submit a Summer Release Form;
The summer term is the only term of study where students do NOT have to be full-time in order to potentially qualify for CES funds towards tuition and fees. However, students wishing to have CES funds help pay for room and board MUST meet the Summer Room & Board criteria outlined below:
- Summer Room & Board — There are two possible scenarios that would qualify use of CES funds towards summer room & board: (1) Enroll in at least 9 credits over the span of multiple summer terms or (2) Enroll in 6 credits during a single 4-6 week summer term. In either scenario, CES funds may be used only to finance room & board for the specific weeks of course enrollment.
- Students may not use CES funds to “catch up” on credits lost during the standard academic year due to failing grades or course withdrawals. Students on Academic Suspension would need to “catch up” during the summer by paying for courses with the help of standard financial aid;
- Students receiving CES disbursements for room & board (or living allowance) based on their number of credits must pass all of those credits in the summer, or their summer room and board (or living allowance) payment will be deducted from their next term of CES eligibility;
- Poor performance during the summer term could very well affect a student’s eligibility for CES funds for the upcoming academic year (i.e. – academic probation or suspension);
- Before summer courses taken at another (host) school will be approved for CES support, a Preapproval of Transfer Credits from the “home” school MUST BE SUBMITTED indicating that the “home” school will accept towards graduation ALL credits taken at the “host” school;
- Summer meal allowance for commuter students may be available, but ONLY IF the student is full-time (9 credits or more) and has enough CES funding available;
- Students are responsible for book, supply, transportation and other costs during the summer, just like they are during any other term of study;
- Students may not be in off-campus living arrangements for summer and receive any CES support until they are considered third year college students.
At Milton Hershey School, it is important to see graduates continuing their education and leading productive and successful lives post-graduation. The Continuing Education Scholarship was established to provide scholarship assistance to eligible graduates pursuing full-time study. Learn more about your status and eligibility.