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For most students, financial aid is a topic of immediate concern. In order to minimize anxiety and maximize one’s resources, students must keep abreast of student aid policies, procedures, and deadlines. Stephanie Penvose, the Penn State DuBois Financial Aid Coordinator is willing to assist both prospective and enrolled students with financial aid questions.  Penn State students who are interested in applying for financial aid are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. In order to receive financial aid, a student must be in provisional or degree status and be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits undergraduate, 5 credits graduate).

Part-time Enrollment. The good news for adult students who want to take classes on a part-time basis is that most federal and state aid programs are available to them if they are degree-seeking and enrolled at least half-time.

Graduate Students.  For more information contact Diana Ricotta, (814) 375-4718, or e-mail DRicotta@psu.edu.

Scholarships. Adult students frequently inquire about scholarship availability. Most, but not all, Penn State scholarships are awarded based on Penn State academic performance (GPA) and require that a student have a need for funds. Need is often determined by having a current year FAFSA on file. Several Penn State campuses and academic colleges have established scholarship funds specifically for adult students. Be sure to contact the financial aid staff at your specific campus to learn more about opportunities at your location.

Nondegree Students. Nondegree students are ineligible for federal and state financial aid programs. Alternative loans may be an option and interested students should contact the Office of Student Aid for details.

Change in Income. Students who experience a loss of income from one year to the next may be eligible for a Change of Income review. Contact Stephanie Penvose at sdp14@psu.edu or 814-375-4761 for information and assistance.

Tuition Rates and more. To learn more about the current tuition and room/board rates, payment plans, billing cycles, and more, please review the information located on the Bursar's Web site.