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Updates, Reminders, and News for Students and Families

Reduction to PA State Grants for Spring 2018

Due to changes on the 2017-18 FAFSA, including the use of student and family 2015 income to determine aid eligibility, there was a significant increase in the number of 2017-18 PA State Grant applications.

Students not able to accept Alternative loans in LionPATH 9/28-10/3

Our office is working on the fee change for Direct Loans and in doing so have to turn off some of the student processes in LionPATH.

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, 2017 and prior to October 1, 2018 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

We appreciate your patience as we work to serve our students and families.

PHEAA State Grant Update

State grants have started disbursing today.

IRS DRT will be available for 2018-19

Federal Student Aid will reinstate the use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool beginning with the 2018-19 FAFSA application cycle.

Why can't I accept my PHEAA State Grant for Fall?

You do not have to accept any scholarship or grant aid sources in LionPATH.

2017-18 Continuing Student Aid Awarding

The awarding of aid to our continuing student population is set for the week of July 10th.










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