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Welcome to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. Here you will find all the latest information and announcements that can impact your financial aid.

Important News & Policy Information for Current Students


Be sure to review your student account ( and the information below to familiarize yourself with these announcements and policy changes to avoid any delay in receiving your financial aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships looks forward to assisting you with any of your questions or concerns at our general information number: (503)-725-3461 or by emailing

The 2015-2016 PSU Scholarship Application is now open. All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. For application information and instructions, click here: 2015-2016 Scholarship Application Information

Winter Term Census Date: The Census Date for the winter 2015 is January 18th. Students' winter term financial aid eligibility will be adjusted based on your locked enrollment as of the Census Date. 

Attention all Co-Enrolled Students: the winter co-enrollment deadline is: January 16th

2015-2016 FAFSA Filing Reminder: Fill out the 2015-2016 FAFSA at FAFSA.GOV on January 1, 2015 using estimated 2014 income to ensure priority consideration for your 2015-2016 financial aid awards.

Attention Graduating Stafford and Perkins Loan Borrowers: If you are graduating after the spring or summer term, you will need to start repaying your Stafford Loans six months after graduation and your Perkins Loan nine months after graduation. Start planning for your future by getting more information here.

New Stafford loan borrowers | If you are a first-time borrower on or after July 1, 2013, there is a limit on the maximum period of time (measured in academic years) that you can receive Direct Subsidized Loans.

This time limit does not apply to Direct Unsubsidized Loans or Direct PLUS Loans. If this limit applies to you, you may not receive Direct Subsidized Loans for more than 150 percent of the published length of your academic program. If you are a first-time borrower on or after July 1, 2013 you can find out more information about your maximum subsidized eligibility period here.

Effective July 1, 2013 William D. Ford Federal Education Loan program changes | for current interest rates, loan fees and regulatory changes to the Federal Direct loan programs, visit the loan information page here: Federal Student Loans

The 2014/2015 FAFSA is available online: go to to complete your application.

Recently Updated Pell Grant Rules and Stafford Loan Rules for Graduate Students: for more information, click here: Federal Rules Affecting Pell Grant and Stafford Loan Eligibility.

Important Disbursement Policy Notice | Student registration must match the enrollment level on the financial aid award for financial aid to be disbursed. More information about enrollment levels and your financial aid disbursement can be found here: Disbursement Policy

All aid recipients are required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress at PSU | Information about this policy can be found here: Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Office hours 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday & 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday
phone (503) 725-3461 | Toll-free: (800) 547-8887 ex 3461
fax 503-725-5965

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