News and Updates

Updates, Reminders, and News for Students and Families

End of Fall Semester - Important Dates

Here are some important dates and links for the end of Fall semester.

The 2019-20 FAFSA Available October 1st

There is a new timeline for first time PSU students starting Fall 2019 to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application.

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.

Student Aid Timelines and Reminders

Still don't have all of your aid disbursed for Fall? Click the link for additional information about timelines and LionPATH reminders.

The Fall bill communications have been sent. Now what?

Here are options to pay your balance owed and where to check for Holds or To Do List Items.

Private Alternative Loans

You have compared your PLUS and Alternative Loan options and decided on an Alternative Loan. Go here to learn more.

Changing Dates and Deadlines for the 2019-20 Application Cycle

Students applying to Penn State for the 2019-20 academic year (Summer or Fall) will have earlier application deadlines for both Admissions and Financial Aid.

How to Apply (and More) for a PLUS Loan

Everything parents and graduate students need to know about applying for the Parent and Graduate PLUS Loans.

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