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Accept your financial aid in LionPATH

After the May 1st deadline, once you accept your offer of admission to Penn State and pay the required fees, you can accept, decline or decrease your financial aid.

Keep in mind that we typically award for both Fall and Spring together, so you are accepting the total amount for the year.

The following types of aid must be accepted in order to be applied to your bill:

  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loans
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  • Graduate PLUS Loans
  • Private Education Loans
  • University Loans
  • Federal Work-Study

To accept or adjust your aid

Do not decline your aid until you have viewed your bill and know you will not need these funds for the semester.

  • To accept or decline ALL of your awards, use the "accept all" or "decline all" buttons. Please note that clicking "decline all" will not decline any grants, scholarships, or Parent PLUS Loans you may have been awarded.
  • To accept a single award, check the "Accept" checkbox next to the award name.
  • To decrease an award, first check the "Accept" checkbox; then you can decrease the award under the "Accepted" column. Also, if you decrease or decline any awards, you cannot increase them after clicking "Yes."
  • To decline an award*, check the "Decline" checkbox next to the award name. Keep in mind that if you choose to decline an award, you are declining it for the whole year.

*If you later wish to reinstate aid you declined, contact us.

If you apply for additional financial aid such as a Graduate PLUS or Private Education loan, you must log back into LionPATH and accept the loan amount to finalize the process. We will begin to process private alternative loans around the same time the PLUS application opens in early July.