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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
How to Grant Parent Access in LionPATH
You can give others access to your LionPATH account information including financial aid information.
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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.
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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.
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Financial Aid Process for New Students
This video is an overview of Penn State's financial aid process and is shown to first-year students and their families during New Student Orientation.
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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.
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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
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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