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Aid Notification Availability

Find out when you will receive your financial aid notification from Penn State.

When to Expect Your Aid Notification

Students will receive a financial aid notification to the email submitted on the FAFSA when the Penn State awarding process begins.

New students (undergraduate, graduate, or transfer) who have been admitted can expect an email on how to access your award summary beginning in late March, if Penn State has received your FAFSA.

Current students will receive an email on how to access your award summary beginning in July directing you to access your award summary on LionPATH, if Penn State has received your FAFSA.

How to Determine if Penn State Received Your FAFSA

Monitor the Student Center in LionPATH to verify that Penn State has received your FAFSA. You will see a message stating "Penn State received your FAFSA" in your To Do List, if your FAFSA was received by Penn State and you have not yet been awarded financial aid.

 

PSU has received your FAFSA

 

If Your Aid Notification is Unavailable

You will see a message stating "Aid info not available yet" under "View Financial Aid" in LionPATH, if your aid award information is not yet available for you to view.

Aid Notification Unavailable

 

Reasons Why Your Aid Notification May Be Unavailable

1. Financial aid has not yet been awarded.

2. Penn State has not received your FAFSA or your FAFSA has not been attached to your student record. If your "To Do List" in LionPATH does not show that Penn State has received your FAFSA, here are common reason why:

  • The Penn State Federal School Code of 003329 is not listed on your FAFSA. Make a correction to your FAFSA to resolve.
  • The Department of Education has rejected your FAFSA. Make a correction to your FAFSA to resolve.
  • The social security number, or date of birth provided on the FAFSA does not match the information on your Penn State record.
  • Your status does not permit financial aid to be awarded; for example, students on a leave of absence, are not re-enrolled, or are not yet offered admission.

3. You have a hold listed in your Student Center that prevents processing in your FAFSA.

If none of these scenarios apply to you, contact us for assistance.

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