Each student seeking any type of financial assistance, grants, scholarships, work study programs and loans must have both an application of admission on file and a current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Penn State's Federal School Code is 003329.
Penn State will begin issuing campus-based award notifications in late March to first-year students and during the month of June to upper-class students. First-year students will receive their award notifications early so to assist them in finalizing selection of their choice of college for the fall.
All first-year students offered admission to Penn State Greater Allegheny will automatically be considered for scholarships. For priority consideration, students are encouraged to submit an application for admission by November 30. Individual scholarship applications may be needed for some campus or other scholarships.
If you answered “Yes” to the loan question on the FAFSA, Penn State will estimate your loan eligibility under the Federal Stafford Loan Program and include this information on your Campus Based Aid Award Notification. The student will be required to sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and complete Entrance Counseling prior to disbursement of the loan. Upon receipt of the completed application, PHEAA will approve the loan and transmit the funds electronically to Penn State.
The FAFSA forms or Renewal FAFSAs, for students who are current recipients of federal aid, are generally mailed to the student’s permanent home address during the month of December. Students are encouraged to complete the application between January 1 and May 1, remembering that Penn State’s recommended filing date is February 15 in order to be considered for campus-based aid programs. It is recommended that both the parents and the student complete their Federal Income Tax form prior to completing the FAFSA as it makes reference to specific line items from the tax form.