News and Deadlines for Incoming Students

News and Deadlines for Incoming Students

Recommended FAFSA Deadline and Award Notifications
First-year students starting in a fall semester are encouraged to complete the online FAFSA  by the December 1 prior to their start. (The FAFSA opens on October 1 each year.) If you are from Pennsylvania, the state deadline for the FAFSA is May 1. Award notifications will be sent electronically starting in mid-March.

Apply Now for Special Scholarship Opportunities
First-year students are automatically considered for most academic scholarships at Penn State Behrend, but there are several scholarships that require a special application.

Additional Loan Opportunities Available
After you receive your Student Aid Award Notification, if you would like to pursue additional loan opportunities, you can apply online for a Federal Direct Parent Loan (PLUS) or an Alternative Loan after June 1 before the school year you are starting.

Looking for a job on campus?
Students have many opportunities for college employment.

Financial Aid Webinars
Please join us for our financial aid webinars!