More than 73 percent of Penn State students receive some type of financial aid.
Penn State’s Office of Student Aid is the main resource for questions related to paying for your education. They oversee the distribution of loans, grants, work study and scholarships, with loans being the most common financing method.
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To be considered for any student aid, including merit-based scholarships, students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Here are the important dates to keep in mind for first-year students:
FAFSA becomes available at fafsa.ed.gov.
Penn State's recommended FAFSA filing date.
Aid notification for students who submit the FAFSA by February 15.
More details about applying for aid are available from the Office of Student Aid. Start by selecting your enrollment period.