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For First-Year Students

Create a Friends of Penn State Account

To view the tuition bill, sources of financial aid, and fill out the PLUS Loan Request Form, parents need a Friends of Penn State Account.

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Video: How to Apply for the Parent PLUS Loan

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.

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How to Complete Your Registration

You must complete your registration to receive financial aid.

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How to Access Your Student's Information in eLion

Your student can give you access to his or her eLion account information such as the tuition bill, financial aid, the Student Aid Summary, and the PLUS Loan Request Form through a Friends of Penn State Account.

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Troubleshooting Access to eLion

Solutions to common problems accessing the Student Aid Summary, tuition bills, and academic verifications in eLion; Bursar account; and MyPennState.

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Instructions: How Much of the Parent PLUS Loan Should I Borrow?

Step-by-step instructions on how to calculate the amount of the PLUS Loan that you should request to borrow.

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Video: How Much of the Parent PLUS Loan Should I Borrow?

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.

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Instructions: How Much Should I Borrow in a Private Loan?

Step-by-step instructions for calculating the amount of private loan that you should borrow.

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How to Transfer Your IRS Tax Information Directly into Your FAFSA

You may have received an email from Federal Student Aid recommending that you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer tax information directly from the IRS into your FAFSA.

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How-to FAFSA Videos

Videos from the University of California, Santa Barbara Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

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