Please note that the Financial Aid Team will be unavailable Friday, May 24th and Monday, May 27th, for the Memorial Day holiday. We will return on Tuesday, May 28th to assist with any questions you may have. Thank you!
The PSU Financial Aid Team is committed to assisting qualified students who are unable to meet their entire educational expenses from their own and their family’s resources. Financial aid is awarded to students based on need or through merit scholarships recognizing academic or performing achievements. The four basic types of aid available are scholarships, grants, loans and work opportunities.
A paperless process is used for notifying all students of their financial aid eligibility and unsatisfied requirements. Through the use of the myPlymouth portal, students have 24/7 access to all financial aid awards and requests for additional information needed to identify aid eligibility. We encourage you to check your myPlymouth account frequently for updates. Notifications are sent to your PSU email account when information is available.
PSU Priority FAFSA Filing Deadline is MARCH 1
Do You Need Summer Financial Aid?
Undergraduates, are you considering taking a Summer class? Summer registration begins Monday, April 1, and payment is due within 24 hours of registration. If you are unable to pay by cash or credit card, we invite you to contact the Financial Aid Team to discuss your payment options and complete a Summer/Winterim request form. This will give you the opportunity to tell us how you plan to pay for your course(s). Please be aware that we will not begin processing Summer aid requests until late April/early May. In addition, all other financial aid requirements for 2013-2014 – if any – need to be completed before we will begin processing Summer aid.
Options that may be available include: (1) applying for an alternative loan, (2) your parent applying for a Direct PLUS Loan, or (3) splitting your federal student loans or Pell Grant (if you are eligible) amongst the Summer, Fall and Spring terms which will reduce your Fall and Spring eligibility. You must enroll in at least six credits to be eligible for federal financial aid during Summer.
NOTE: Financial aid for the Summer 2013 term will not disburse until after July 1, which is the official start date for the summer term. Even if your class(es) begin prior to July 1, your funding will not be available until then.
In addition to identifying how you wish to pay for your summer course(s), the Summer/Winterim form will allow us to increase your Cost of Attendance (COA) to reflect your additional expenses and process your aid request. The Financial Aid Team is here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the Summer aid process.
Interested in applying for a Parent PLUS? Go here! Parent Plus loans must be applied for separately each year and are not automatically renewed.
Tell us how we’re doing! Feedback about your experience with the PSU Financial Aid Team is important to us. Please take a moment to fill out our short four question customer service survey. Thank you!
myPlymouth for Families is here! The myPlymouth portal is now available so that parents and families can access a student’s enrollment, billing and financial aid information at any time, day or night. To establish a myPlymouth for Families account, students must invite family members.
View your PSU Loan history online to determine the total amount borrowed in Federal, Private and PLUS loans.
The Federal Student Aid Ombudsman of the Department of Education helps resolve disputes and solve other problems with federal student loans. Please do not hesitate to contact them at 1-877-557-2575 should you feel they can be of assistance.