The FAFSA is the application for all forms of financial assistance at the Penn State College of Medicine. The Office of Admission will provide a Scholarship Interest Inventory form with an acceptance packet. This information will allow the Office of Student Aid to notify you if the office receives scholarship information with particular requirements that match your data. All general scholarship information is placed in a binder in C1802 and students are encouraged to review this binder on a regular basis.
Before you complete your FAFSA on the web, you should request a Federal Student Aid PIN (Personal Identification Number) from the U.S. Department of Education's PIN Registration website. The same PIN can be used each year to sign the FAFSA electronically access your U.S. Department of Education records online. You will not receive your PIN the same day you apply for it.
You will find the FAFSA on the web after January 1st at the Department of Education's secure website. Read and follow the instructions carefully and be prepared to provide the following information:
- Your Social Security number and driver's license number (if you have one)
- Your parent's Social Security number and dates of birth (if applicable)
- Your alien registration number (if you are an eligible non-citizen)
- Individual student information (marital status, veteran status, etc.)
- Prior year taxable and nontaxable income information (e.g. adjusted gross income, earnings, income tax paid, Social Security benefits, etc.) for you and your spouse (if applicable)
- Penn State School Code 003329
We encourage new first-year medical students to submit the FAFSA by February 28th to receive maximum consideration for student financial aid. If necessary, you may use estimate tax information to complete the FAFSA by the recommended date. However, provide actual tax information as soon as possible after the due date.
It is the student's responsibility to file the appropriate tax returns to claim available exclusions from gross income to keep copies of award letters, bills, and receipts, for tuition and fees, receipts for course-related books, supplies and equipment, and other documents necessary to identify income sources and excluded expenses. The Office of Student Aid does not provide assistance with filing taxes.
1098 forms are available on elion.
Information on educational tax credits and deductions is available at http://www.bursar.psu.edu/taxcredit.cfm.