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Updates, Reminders, and News for Students and Families

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.

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.

Finalize Your Fall 2016 Schedule Before the Financial Aid Census Date

Be sure to make all changes to your fall class schedule prior to the financial aid census date on Monday, August 29.

How to Apply (and More) for a PLUS Loan

Everything parents and graduate students need to know about applying for the Parent and Graduate PLUS Loans.

Origination Fee Changes for Direct Sub/Unsub, Parent PLUS, and Grad PLUS Loans

Due to the government sequester that went into effect on March 1, 2013, Direct Sub/Unsub, Parent PLUS, and Graduate PLUS loans first disbursed on or after October 1, 2016 and prior to October 1, 2017 will have a new origination fee. This will include any loans not already disbursed and any new loans awarded after this date.

Pennsylvania State Grants Awarded

State grants have been awarded. If you received a grant, it should be in your LionPATH Award Summary.

Questions about the Bill, Refund, & Installment Payment Plan

Where to get information about these items.

What is/isn't on the December Billing Statement and How to Get Updated Information

Your December billing statement reflects the 2017 spring anticipated aid information at the time of billing.

Why is my student aid not on my bill?

Student aid will be disbursed beginning Friday, August 12 for all aid that has been approved for disbursement as anticipated aid on the semester bill.

Penn State Federal School Code

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