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2018-19 Scholarships (Requires Application)
Eligibility requirements, application information, and deadlines for select scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.
Located in Types of Aid / Scholarships
How to Apply for the Parent PLUS Loan
The Parent PLUS Loan is a federal student loan available to the parents of dependent undergraduate students. The Parent PLUS Loan offers a fixed 7.6% interest rate for the 2018-2019 school year and flexible loan limits. To be eligible, a parent can't have an adverse credit history.
Located in Types of Aid / Loans / Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan
How to Complete Loan Counseling
Loan counseling is a required online tool to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a Direct Loan borrower. You must complete this requirement before you can receive your Direct Loan.
Located in Tutorials
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.
Located in News
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.
Located in News
Advice on filling out the FAFSA from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).
Located in Tutorials
Compare the Parent PLUS and Alternative Loans
Located in Types of Aid / Loans / Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan
How to Create a Student Budget for the Parent PLUS Loan and Private Alternative Loans
Located in Types of Aid / Loans / Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan
Aid Notification Availability
Find out when you will receive your financial aid notification from Penn State.
Located in Aid Notification
Next Steps for Parents
The checklist below is for parents of students who have accepted their offer of admission to Penn State.
Located in Aid Notification