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Aid Notification Availability
Find out when you will receive your financial aid notification from Penn State.
Located in Aid Notification
How to Transfer Your IRS Tax Information Directly into Your FAFSA
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. If for any reason the Data Retrieval Tool is unavailable, you can manually enter your tax information into your FAFSA.
Located in Tutorials
Additional Help Sources
The U.S. Department of Education website offers many resources that may help explain and guide you through the financial aid process. Listed here are the most commonly accessed resources and services.
Located in Tutorials
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 this video for info about the FAFSA and the resources available to help fill out this important application.
Located in Tutorials
LionPATH Help Resources
Many resources are available to assist students and parents with the LionPATH system.
Located in Tutorials
How to Complete a Loan Agreement (MPN)
You are required to sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) before you can receive Direct Loan funds.
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
Information for Graduate and Professional Students
Here is a summary of how graduate and professional students can apply for aid, and the types of aid available.
Located in Graduate & Professional Students
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