The Office of Student Aid can help you through the process of applying for financial aid at Penn State. The first thing you need to do is get familiar with the financial aid programs that are available at Penn State and make sure you know when the aid application deadlines are.
Next you complete a three-step process:
Step 1: Complete the FAFSA on the Web.
Step 2: Confirm your FAFSA on the Web.
Step 3: Complete your registration to receive your aid.
The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is a standard federal aid application form that opens the door to the federal aid process. Once you have completed it your are considered for the following financial aid programs:.
Federal, State, and University Grants?
Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
PLEASE NOTE—many of our department scholarships are given only to students who show some need – even if your need is not great, we highly encourage you to complete the FAFSA so that your name is in the “system.” If the FAFSA has not been completed, there are many scholarships that will not to available to you.