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Updates, Reminders, and News for Students and Families

Fall 2016 PLUS Loan Application Now Available on Studentloans.gov

Watch our tutorials on how to apply and how much to borrow before you apply for your 2016-17 Direct PLUS Loan.

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LionPATH Outages

LionPATH will experience weekly outages during weekends from June until August.

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Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan Checklist

Students borrowing Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans for fall 2016 and spring 2017 need to complete a few tasks in order for the loans to disburse.

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Video: Financial Aid Process for New Students

This overview of Penn State's financial aid process is shown to first-year students and their families during New Student Orientation.

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Beware of Scams!

The latest scams include people claiming to work for the IRS demanding payment of a "Federal Student Tax," and "spoofing" of the Penn State Office of Student Aid phone number to acquire personal information.

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Viewing Your Award Summary

New students should be receiving their award summaries. Returning students should be able to view their award summaries in late June.

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LionPATH help available

Many resources are available to assist students and parents as Penn State transitions to the new LionPATH system.

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LionPATH to replace eLion

Financial aid awards will be viewed in the new information system, LionPATH, for the fall 2016 semester.

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