Financial 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. 这种援助, determined primarily by need, is comprised of federal and state grants, 学生贷款, academic scholarships, 工作学习. Up to 85% of Penn State 新肯辛顿 students receive some form of financial aid, and 1 in 3 Penn State 新肯辛顿 students receive a Penn State scholarship.
The different types of financial aid are detailed below:
奖助金 are awarded based solely on financial need and have no requirements of repayment. They may come from the federal government, the state, or the University.
Penn State's Office of Human Resources also offers a child care subsidy program for qualifying low-income undergraduate student parents enrolled in a degree program.
奖学金 are awarded from within the University as well as from private foundations outside of the University. Many are based on academic achievement, while others have the additional criterion of financial need. There is no requirement of repayment. At Penn State 新肯辛顿, your application for admission is your application to be considered for University-related scholarships. All admitted students are considered; there is no separate application for the scholarships offered.
贷款 are sources of aid that must be repaid after a student leaves Penn State or drops below half-time attendance. Interest rates and repayment schedules vary depending on the type of loan.
- How to Accept, Decline, or Decrease your 金融援助 once you've been awarded.
Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan--The Direct Parent PLUS loan is a federal loan available to the parents of dependent undergraduate students.
Alternative Education 贷款--Private alternative loans are managed through private lenders, are issued in the student’s name, and require a cosigner.
Work-study is awarded through a student's FAFSA based upon the financial need of the student. Students can earn money through an on-campus job towards their school expenses. Work-study earnings are not applied directly to the semester bill, but instead students receive a pay check for hours worked.