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Video: How to Apply for the Parent PLUS Loan
A step-by-step video for parents on how to apply for the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan.
Located in Types of Aid / Loans / Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan
Video: How Much of the Parent PLUS Loan Should I Borrow?
A guide for parents to figure out how much of the Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan to borrow.
Located in Types of Aid / Loans / Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan
Eligibility and Interest Rates
Private alternative loans are managed through private lenders, issued in the student’s name, and require a cosigner. Eligibility, rates, terms, and conditions vary.
Located in Types of Aid / Loans / Private Alternative Loans
Instructions: How to Apply for the Parent PLUS Loan
Step-by-step instructions.
Located in Tutorials
Next Steps for Parents of New Students
The checklist below is for parents of students who have accepted their offer of admission to Penn State.
Located in Aid Notification
Understanding your Estimated Financial Aid Budget
This guide explains how to read your financial aid package listed on the Award Summary in LionPATH.
Located in Aid Notification
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Your guide to applying for financial aid, including things you need to know, resources, and assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Beware of Scams!
The latest scams include using the Penn State Office of Student Aid phone number to acquire personal information, and web pages and posts claiming that your student debt can be repaid in minutes.
Located in News
LionPATH help available
Many resources are available to assist students and parents as Penn State transitions to the new LionPATH system.
Located in News
Video: Financial Aid for Parents of First-Year Students
Our video provides an overview of financial aid for parents whose students have been offered admission to the University.
Located in Tutorials