Four Ways Summer Student Aid Is Different from Fall and Spring

Student aid functions differently in the summer semester because of federal aid policies and the session-based schedule of courses. If you plan to use aid in the summer, these tips will help you prepare. 1. You may not have any aid left Summer is the third and final semester of the academic year, and typically…

Top Five FAFSA Tips

Follow these tips when completing your FAFSA for a smoother aid process and additional funding opportunities. 1. Apply early. You can now submit your 2014-2015 FAFSA online. To ensure that you are considered for the maximum number of aid opportunities, the Office of Student Aid recommends that you submit your FAFSA by the following deadlines:…

Deadline Approaching: 2014-2015 World Campus Scholarships

The deadline for World Campus University Scholarships is fast approaching! There is a single  application to apply for all of the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 scholarships. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 28, 2014. The World Campus University Scholarships application is used to award the most varied and valuable set of scholarships that the World…

Office of Student Aid Has New, Extended Hours

The Office of Student Aid for World Campus and Continuing Education has new, extended hours effective August 1, 2013. Student Aid will now be available to assist you Monday-Thursday until 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The office remains open until 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Effective August 1, 2013, complete Student Aid Office hours are: Monday –…

The Student Aid Verification Process: What to Do and Why

When the Office of Student aid reviews your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we may need you to clarify certain personal information through a process called verification. What is verification? Verification is the process by which the Office of Student Aid confirms the information you submitted on your FAFSA. Verification ensures that you…

The Student Aid Shopping Sheet: A New Tool to Compare Student Aid Offers

If you have been accepted to Penn State and are trying to decide whether to attend here or elsewhere, there is a new tool to compare costs and aid at each school. What is it? The Student Aid Shopping Sheet is a standardized student aid award letter designed by the Department of Education. It is…