Checklist of Due Dates
|When||What to Do|
|Now||You and your parents should read and understand the information about financial aid, both as stated on this website and from our Financial Aid Handbook.|
|Now||Complete the process of applying for admission to Penn College.|
|Now||Get a part-time job and save a portion of your earnings to use toward your college expenses.|
|Now||Begin looking for private scholarships. Deadlines vary and often occur many months before Fall Semester. Read the literature we have included with our Handbook, check our External Scholarships page, and contact the following:
|Apply for scholarships available from Penn College and the Penn College Foundation. [Penn College Scholarship Application]. Note: Apply as early as possible.|
|April-June||Complete your Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan. (new borrowers only) Learn more.|
|June-July||Your parent borrower completes the two-step application process for a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan. Learn more.
Students who choose to apply for a Private Alternative Loan can complete an application with their lender of choice. Learn more.
|July||You will receive an electronic bill from Penn College's Bursar's Office for your fall semester tuition in early to mid-July. Please be prepared to pay your tuition eBill or present verification of grants, loans, and/or scholarships by the stated deadline in early August.|
|Check into every financial aid opportunity that is available to you.|
|Reapply for financial aid|