First-year students starting in Fall 2013 are encouraged to complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA on the web by March 1, 2013. Please file your FAFSA form as soon as possible (after January 1st). If you are from Pennsylvania, the state deadline for the FAFSA is May 1st. Award notifications will be sent electronically starting in late March.
Penn State begins sending out award notifications by e-mail in late-March. It is essential for students to check their email regularly for this important information!
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the starting point for most need-based financial aid programs.