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Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)

Financial checklistStep 1:

Obtain pin for FAFSA (Student and/or Parent)

Step 2:

Complete FAFSA

Important Notes:

In order to meet the eligibility requirements, you must:

  1. Complete the FAFSA each year.
  2. Meet Penn State's academic progress standards.
  3. Not be in default or owe repayment.
  4. Be enrolled in an eligible degree program.
  5. Be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits undergraduate, 5 credits graduate).
  6. Be registered for Selective Service (males 18-25).
  7. Be a citizen or eligible non-citizen with valid social security number.
  8. Have a high school diploma, GED, or passing ability to benefit test result.

Important Dates:

  • FAFSA available for renewal - January 1
  • Complete FAFSA for maximum consideration - March 1
  • Pennsylvania deadline - May 1
View important checklists for both prospective and current students.