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Things to Do Every Year

FAFSA

  • Fill out the FAFSA as early as possible at the beginning of the new year, starting January 1st. PSU's school code is 003216. The Office of Student Financial Aid recommends that you file the FAFSA in early January to ensure priority consideration for any need-based financial aid. It is not necessary to have completed federal taxes to fill out the FAFSA. Estimate the annual amount of wages and update your FAFSA once your federal taxes are complete. Updating your FAFSA does not change your original filing date.

Apply for PSU Scholarships

  • Be sure to apply for scholarships each year. Most university scholarship applications are due by February 1 for the following school year. To see what types of scholarships are available at PSU, visit our scholarships site.

Accept Awards

  • Your financial aid eligibility must be evaluated each year and you have to accept or decline your financial aid award every year.

Apply for Summer

  • Summer term financial aid is not automatically calculated into your original award. If you are planning on attending summer term, please see our summer eligibility page.