Smart Borrowing


It's time to start a new journey in life, your college education! It's an exciting but also expensive time. As you sort through all the different options of loans, grants and scholarships, you must be sure to borrow wisely. Below is some helpful information to get you started.

Understand your educational borrowing options better.

Useful Resources:
Fastweb's comprehensive guide for financial aid including, scholarships and private student loans.

PennWest Edinboro Types of Aid
Learn about loan limits, how scholarships work, where grants come from, how to obtain a work-study job, and military benefits at Edinboro.

National Student Loan Data System
U.S. Department of Education central database for student aid.
U.S. Department of Education webpage for federal financial aid information.

Scholarships sites:

College Board









Pro Tip:

Ramifications of a Refund

Are you getting a refund each semester from your student account? You may be borrowing more than you need. If you receive a refund each semester and are borrowing funds, you should stop by the Financial Aid office to discuss reducing your loans so you're not borrowing so much. Because remember, what you borrow, you will owe back to your loan servicer after you graduate!

Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
Hamilton Hall
210 Glasgow Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-3500
Fax: 814-732-2129

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.