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Ten easy steps to apply for
Financial Aid

Complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Required to determine eligibility for loans, grants, scholarships, and Federal Work-Study Program
  • Answer "Yes" to question asking if you want to receive Federal Work Study consideration  
  • Use the proper FAFSA form to apply on the Internet. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
  • Apply early for maximum aid consideration. Recommended dates are:
    Freshmen: March 1st
    Returning Students: April 15th
  • School Code: 003329

Receive SAR (Student Aid Report) from the Federal Processor

  • States information from your FAFSA
  • SAR information is forwarded to Penn State electronically if chosen in the school section

Review SAR (Student Aid Report)

  • Make corrections if necessary on Part 2 and return to the federal processor
  • If no corrections are necessary, keep SAR for future reference

Review Award Notification

  • This notification from the Office of Student Aid informs you about what types of student aid you may be eligible to receive.  

Complete PHEAA Grant Status Notification Letter

  • Provide information to complete your grant record
  • Expect your PHEAA award after May 15 (PA residents only) 
  • 800-692-7392 

Complete Verification if notified by Penn State

  • Penn State may request, by mail, copies, of tax forms, W-2's, birth certificate, etc.

Complete the Federal Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note  

  • Phone: 1-800-557-7394
  • Web: www.studentloans.gov
  • Complete section "proceed to PIN site registration"

Determine Need for a Parent (PLUS) Loan

Begin searching for scholarships

  • Check with high school guidance counselors

Contact Your Student Aid Office if You Have Questions

  • Penn State Schuylkill
    200 University Drive
    Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
  • Phone: (570) 385-6252
  • Fax: (570) 385-6272
  • Emailsl-admissions@psu.edu
  • Federal School Codes (indicate on FAFSA)
    Penn State University: 003329


Contact Financial Aid

Lisa Cecchini
Financial Aid and
Veteran Benefits Coordinator

B Building, Bottom Floor

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.