Information for Future Students

Student Aid and Scholarships

Because of limited funding, Penn State cannot meet the full demonstrated financial need of all students. Students and their families have the primary responsibility for paying tuition and other costs. Education loans comprise the largest percentage of all available financial aid.

Eligibility Information

This section includes some of the most important things you need to know concerning your eligibility at Penn State. (More information is available under the "Eligibility" tab in the main navigation bar of this website.)

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Your guide through the application and notification process.

Types of Aid

Grants, scholarships, and loans for which you may be eligible.

How Your Financial Aid Relates to Your Tuition Bill

Everything you want to know about how to complete your registration, apply your financial aid to the tuition bill, how your aid is disbursed, and why we may ask for more information.

Information for Accepted Students

Welcome to Penn State! We are excited for you to become part of the Penn State family. We know you have a lot to consider as you make your college decision and we want to help you each step of the way. The Undergraduate Admissions website explains the next steps in the process, whether you are still considering your offer or you’ve already committed to being a Nittany Lion.

New Student Orientation

To help you get started on a path to success at Penn State you will need to learn more about the Penn State community, academic and co-curricular expectations and opportunities, and ways to begin meeting your educational goals. Visit the New Student Orientation website for more information.