Recommended FAFSA Deadline and Award Notifications for Incoming Students

First-year students starting in Fall 2014 are encouraged to complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA on the web by March 1, 2014. Please file your FAFSA form as soon as possible (after January 1st). If you are from Pennsylvania, the state deadline for the FAFSA is May 1st. Award notifications will be sent electronically starting in late March.

Students and/or parents will need a PIN number to file the FAFSA electronically; you can apply for your PIN any time. Penn State's FAFSA school code for all campus locations is 003329. 

Penn State begins sending out award notifications by e-mail in late-March.  It is essential for students to check their email regularly for this important information!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the starting point for most need-based financial aid programs.