What kind of financial aid is available?

What kind of financial aid is available?


Financial Aid and Scholarships at Penn State DuBois

Penn State DuBois recognizes the important role played by financial assistance when it comes to accessing higher education. Over 80% of our students receive some sort of financial aid assistance each year. We are committed to helping individuals and families identify all possible financial aid sources. The information on this site is designed to give you an overview of the student aid process at Penn State. Please contact our Office of Student Aid at 1-800-346-ROAR (7627) or (814) 375-4722 with any additional questions that you may have.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Suggested deadline to complete the FAFSA is March 1st for incoming students. This is recommended in order to be considered for Penn State DuBois Scholarships. Students may apply at www.FAFSA.ed.gov.

The deadline for PA State Grant is May 1. 

There is no deadline for the Federal PELL Grant or loan consideration; however, in order to receive consideration a FAFSA must be filed.

Penn State's School Code is 003329. 

Types of Aid available to students:

Student aid can be defined as any resource that supplements what parents and students are expected to contribute to meet the costs of a college education.  Penn State students receive four types of student aid: Grants, Scholarships, Loans and Work Study.


Grants are awarded based solely on financial need and have no requirement of repayment.  They may come from the Federal government, the state or the university.


Scholarships are awarded on academic achievement.  For many University scholarships, financial need is an additional criterion of eligibility.  There is no requirement of repayment.


Loans are low interest awards that must be repaid after students terminate their studies at the University.


Work study is awarded based upon the financial need of the student.  Students can earn money toward their school expenses.  Work study earnings are not applied directly to your semester bill.  Students receive a pay check.