World Campus students must meet Federal and Penn State Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements to receive federal funding.
Federal aid is not available for most Penn State certificate programs, including those offered through the World Campus.
Pennsylvania residents must achieve at least 50 percent of their total coursework each semester through classroom instruction in order to be eligible for the Pennsylvania State Grant. If you enroll in more than 50 percent online instruction for the semester, you will not be eligible for the grant.
Alternative loans may be an option if you do not meet federal and state eligibility requirements.