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Eligibility for financial aid

To receive aid, including Federal Direct Stafford and PLUS Loans, a student must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Must not be in default on an educational loan and must not owe a repayment on an adjusted federal grant.
  • Must be enrolled in an eligible degree program.
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits for undergraduates, 5 credits at the 400 level or above for graduate students).
  • If male and age 18-25, must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Must be a citizen or eligible non-citizen with a valid Social Security number.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.

 

Robert Heyl
Coordinator, Student Financial Aid
123B Frable Building
412-675-9155
rwh23@psu.edu