Who should apply?
Any student interested in being considered for loans, grants, scholarships, and work study.
How do you apply?
Begin by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for federal and state aid consideration. Students interested in scholarships should be aware of possible separate scholarship applications.
When should you apply?
First-year students should submit the FAFSA by March 1 for maximum consideration of student aid programs. Submitting the FAFSA by the recommended date for first-year students ensures that Pennsylvania residents meet the PHEAA state grant deadline of May 1. Current students should submit a FAFSA renewal by April 15.
Where should you apply?
Students submit the FAFSA to the Department of Education either via the Web or by sending the FAFSA in the envelope provided with the paper application. The Department of Education processes the completed application and sends a copy of the information to the following: the schools the student lists on the FAFSA, the state grant agency of the student's home residency state, and the student in the form of the Student Aid Report (SAR).
Know the code
Penn State's FAFSA school code is 003329.