PA Frequently Asked Questions


What is your School Code?

FAFSA E00197 for new students entering summer 2023 and returning students for 2023-2024. Private Loans 001444-03. See application procedures. 

What is an FSA ID?

An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). With an FSA ID you may perform the following tasks: electronically sign the FAFSA on the Web, Renewal FAFSA on the Web, or make FAFSA Corrections on the Web; view the status and results of a processed FAFSA application on the FAFSA website; electronically sign your Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note(s); access your Federal Student Financial Assistance Information.

When are the priority deadlines to apply for financial aid? 

Students interested in obtaining federal student aid should apply by the priority deadlines, new students April 15, 2023 and returning students June 1, 2023.  You must have a valid FAFSA and have completed all the requirements to receive a federal student loan by April 15, 2024 for that current academic year. 

Who is eligible for financial aid?

Students must be registered for classes and enrolled at least half-time , maintain satisfactory academic progress in a degree-granting program, and be either a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen to qualify for financial aid. The student has no current defaulted Federal loans and does not owe any repayments for federal or state grant program. The student has a valid social security number. For more detailed information for federal aid guidelines visit, Private loan requirements differ with each lender, some will allow less than half-time and do not require satisfactory academic progress.

Will my financial aid be automatically renewed eah year?

No. Every student needs to reapply for aid every Academic Year. Please review the Application Procedures as they are subject to change each year.

Can the full cost of attendance be funded through federal student loans?

In most cases, yes, for eligible students the full cost of attendance can be covered with a combination of the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. We will package students up to their assigned cost of attendance and you may revise the aid offer. However, PLUS loan offers are contingent upon an approved credit check