Financial Aid Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year
  • Must be enrolled/accepted in an eligible program of study
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits for undergraduate students, 5 credits at the 400 level or above for graduate students)
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen with a valid social security number
  • Must be registered for Selective Service if male and age 18-25
  • Must not be in default on an educational loan and must not owe a repayment on an adjusted federal grant
  • Must comply with Penn State's academic progress standards