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A guide to help you figure out who to list as your parent when filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Image via Studentaid.ed.gov
Located in Tutorials
How to View Your Loan History
View your loan history through the National Student Loan Data System, the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid information.
Located in Money Manager / Loan Debt
Financing Strategies for Your Education
Financial aid typically covers only a portion of your educational costs and for the majority of Penn State students, these costs must be paid by the family using a combination of financing strategies.
Located in Money Manager
Student Aid and Scholarships Policy
Located in Consumer Information
Campus Scholarships
All Penn State campuses award scholarships to eligible first-year students based on academic performance, SAT/ACT scores, financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), leadership, and community service.
Located in Types of Aid / Scholarships
How to Fill Out the FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to apply for more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds. Check out these Federal Student Aid videos for info about the FAFSA and other resources available to help fill out this important application.
Located in Tutorials
How to Create or Retrieve your FSA ID information
The FSA ID is a username and password that gives you the unique benefit of logging into your Federal Student Aid accounts — while removing all personally identifiable information. The FSA ID is your new official Federal Student Aid ID, which you will use to log in to use FSA websites like FAFSA, StudentLoans.gov, and more.
Located in Tutorials
Federal Work-Study
Federal Work-Study allows you to earn money to help cover non-billable educational expenses by working within your college or campus, University office, or at an off-campus, nonprofit organization. Positions are available at every Penn State campus.
Located in Types of Aid / Employment
Step-by-Step Instructions: How to View Your Award Summary and Estimated Financial Aid Budget
Learn about the student financial aid (loans, grants, work-study, and scholarships) for which you qualify.
Located in Aid Notification
Apply for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
Once you have determined that you meet the basic State and/or Federal aid eligibility requirements, you are ready to apply. To apply for financial aid you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Located in Apply