Confused about where to start? These steps will walk you through the process of applying for and finalizing financial aid.
You must follow these steps every year you are seeking financial aid and should file
your FAFSA by Dec. 15 for the following academic year. You must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to keep your financial aid.
The FSA ID serves as your electronic signature for the FAFSA and will be used each year to reapply for aid, so keep it with your documents so you don't lose it. You can apply for your FSA ID anytime.
Current students: Locate your FSA ID used on your previous FAFSA. If you cannot locate
it, you can request a user name and/or password reset on the FSA ID website.
PennWest Edinboro's preferred deadline is Dec. 15. The school code is 003321. Students who meet the preferred filing deadline will receive full consideration of University scholarships and grants. The FAFSA also serves (for Pennsylvania residents) as a PA State Grant application, so applicants will also meet the PA State Grant deadline of May 1.
Learn more about filling out the FAFSA
Student Aid Reports are typically emailed to students so they can verify all information
is correct. Be sure to check the comment section to make sure there are no requirements
you need to do or are selected for verification. Respond promptly to verification
requests or your financial aid will not be processed.
Once you are officially accepted to the University, our office will mail your award
letter to your permanent address.
Once you are awarded financial aid and receive your letter, you must complete some requirements in order for the loans and/or grants to be disbursed to the University. Not completing the requirements outlined below may result in your loans and/or grants not coming into the University, as well as late fees and registration holds on your student account.
*Note: Work Study and Institutional Work are not applied toward the tuition bill.
This is the amount students are eligible for if they obtain a job on campus. It will
be sent to students in the form of a bi-weekly paycheck.
Pa State Grant: 800-692-7392