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Updates, Reminders, and News for Students and Families

2016-17 Direct PLUS and Private Alternative Loans to be Processed by late July

If you applied for a PLUS or private loan, note that the processing of these loans will occur late July, prior to the fall semester billing.

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 Bill Due Date Extended

Payments will be accepted until August 29 without incurring any late fees.

Fall 2016 PLUS Loan Application Now Available on

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.

LionPATH Outages

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

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.

Requesting PLUS Loan Increases and Decreases

Parents and graduate students should request changes to previous PLUS applications through the website.

2016-17 Award Notifications for Continuing Students Started July 5

Instructions on how to access the fall 2016 and spring 2017 financial aid awards in LionPATH will be sent via email starting July 5.

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.

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