First-year students starting in Fall 2016 are encouraged to complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA on the web by March 1, 2016. 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.
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.