For First-Year Students
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.
Step-by-step instructions for calculating the amount of private loan that you should borrow.
Solutions to common problems accessing the Student Aid Summary, tuition bills, and academic verifications in eLion; Bursar account; and MyPennState.
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.
Step-by-step instructions on how to calculate the amount of the PLUS Loan that you should request to borrow.
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.
A step-by-step video for parents on how to apply for the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan.
This podcast explains what a Master Promissory Note is and the four things you need to know about it for the Parent PLUS, Graduate PLUS, and Stafford Federal Loans.
A guide for parents to figure out how much of the Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan to borrow.
Videos from the University of California, Santa Barbara Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
from the Office of the Bursar