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Updates, Reminders, and News for Students and Families

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, 2018 and prior to October 1, 2019 will have a new origination fee. This will include any loans not already disbursed and any new loans awarded after this date.

High Volumes for the Office of Student Aid

As we are gearing up for the Fall semester, our staff are working as quickly as possible to answer calls, e-mails, and to process submitted documents. We appreciate your patience in this process and each of your inquiries is important to us. Click the link for additional information about our timelines and LionPATH.

The Fall bill communications have been sent. Now what?

Here are options to pay your balance owed and where to check for Holds or To Do List Items.

Private Alternative Loans

You have compared your PLUS and Alternative Loan options and decided on an Alternative Loan. Go here to learn more.

Changing Dates and Deadlines for the 2019-20 Application Cycle

Students applying to Penn State for the 2019-20 academic year (Summer or Fall) will have earlier application deadlines for both Admissions and Financial Aid.

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.

Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan Checklist

Students borrowing Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans for fall 2018 and spring 2019 need to complete a few tasks in order for the loans to disburse.

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