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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.


Fall Term Census Date: The Census Date for the fall 2014 is October 12th. At that time, student enrollment levels will be locked for financial aid purposes and student financial aid will be adjusted based on that enrollment.  Be advised that students' financial aid may be adjusted for students who were enrolled full time (12 credits or more) at the time of disbursement but who are less than full time at the Census Date.

Attention all Co-Enrolled Students: the fall co-enrollment deadline is: October 10th

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

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