Ready to get started? You’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ll walk you through the applications to submit and the deadlines to keep in mind. At first glance, it might seem like a long checklist. But we are here to help you work through it.
Applications to Complete
Are you a PA resident?
We encourage you to complete the Pennsylvania State Grant Form online as soon as you submit your FAFSA. Doing so by our priority FAFSA submission deadline of March 1 ensures that you will meet Pennsylvania State Grant deadlines.
Not a PA resident?
Check out other state grants.
To receive any Federal Direct Student Loans, you must complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling. Complete in May or June after you’ve committed to Penn College for fall entry, or October for spring.
The Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan or a non-federal private alternative loan may be used for any remaining balance not covered by other aid. These loans require separate applications. Apply for these loans until after you have received your tuition bill and have confirmed the amount to borrow.
|OCT 01||Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens|
|DEC 01||Penn College Scholarship Application opens|
|MAR 01||FAFSA priority submission deadline|
|MAR 01||Penn College Scholarship Application priority submission deadline|
NOTE: You do not have to be accepted by the College in order to apply for government financial aid. Apply by these deadline dates even if you have not been accepted, or have not decided which college you will attend.
See Aid Notification for more details on what to expect after you apply for aid.