Penn State student aid award notifications available online

University Park, Pa. —The Office of Student Aid sent e-mail notifications on June 30 to 36,525 returning Penn State students who completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), announcing the availability of the 2010-11 student aid award online. To access the student aid award online, students need to login to eLion at http://elion.psu.edu/ and select the Student Aid Summary option from the “Students” menu.

The Student Aid Summary contains the types and amounts of financial aid that students are eligible to receive -- loans, grants, work-study or scholarships -- in the 2010-11 academic year based on the information they submitted on the FAFSA. The summary also includes estimated costs of attendance for tuition and fees, room and meals, books and supplies, transportation and miscellaneous expenses so students and their families can prepare to pay the tuition bill and other college costs.

Tuition bill notifications for fall will be sent to students via e-mail in July. The fall bill is due in August. Students can review financing strategies for paying the bill at http://www.psu.edu/studentaid/costs/strategies.shtml online.

The Office of Student Aid will continue to e-mail the 2010-11 student aid award notifications to students on a rolling basis, approximately a week after students submit their 2010-11 FAFSA. Students returning home for summer can login to Penn State’s WebMail at http://webmail.psu.edu/ to access their e-mail account and view the notification.

The Office of Student Aid administers all major federal, state, and University student financial aid programs at Penn State and coordinates multiple funding sources on behalf of more than 68,500 students and sponsoring agencies. For additional information, visit http://www.psu.edu/studentaid online.

Last Updated July 13, 2010