Students who are offered admission and submit the FAFSA
to Penn State are considered for scholarships awarded by
the Office of Student Aid. Several scholarships are awarded
by academic colleges, and thousands of outside scholarships
are available. To find scholarship opportunities, go to search
engines like fastweb.com and unigo.com, and visit the Office
of Student Aid’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF A FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENT
Review Penn State’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Standard to understand the requirements to remain eligible for
The Office of Student Aid is required by the federal government to verify the information submitted on the FAFSA.
Respond to requests for verification documents from the
Office of Student Aid to avoid a delay in the processing of
Office of Student Aid
The Office of Student Aid at University Park administers all
major types of federal, state, and University financial aid.
FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN
To receive the Federal Direct Loan, students must submit the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov.
FEDERAL DIRECT PARENT PLUS LOAN
You may need funds in addition to your Federal Direct Loans to
pay for your education. The Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan is
available to parents of dependent undergraduate students.
PRIVATE ALTERNATIVE LOANS
Funding from private lenders.