FAQs

How does my student receive financial aid and scholarships?

Your first step in the financial aid process is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). PSU’s priority deadline date to file the FAFSA is March 1 for first-year applicants and June 15 for transfer applicants. For more information, visit our Financial Aid page.

How will my student get involved on campus?

From varsity, intramural, and club sports teams to 80+ social clubs, there are endless opportunities to meet people, get involved, and have fun. Your student can also see a performance at the Silver Center for the Arts, ice skate at Hanaway Rink, cheer the Panthers on to victory at a game, shop on Main Street—there’s always something to do on or around campus.

And don’t forget the lakes and mountains that surround PSU are perfect for hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, or just relaxing.

Can I check my students’ grades?

The myPlymouth portal is your gateway to PSU’s online services. In compliance with FERPA, PSU is not permitted to allow parent access to student grades. However, through myPlymouth, students can grant you access to their schedule, enrollment verification, flex cash and financial aid information.

How safe is your campus?

Student safety is a top priority at Plymouth State. The University employs a police department whose staff consists of full-time and part-time police officers and student public safety officers who patrol the campus 24 hours a day.

How is housing assigned? How does changing roommates work?

Assignments are generally made based on date of deposit. We begin accepting housing deposits in November. The earlier your deposit is received by PSU, the more likely your housing preferences will be available therefore housing options will become more limited as the May 9 deadline approaches.

We have a two-week room freeze at the beginning and end of each semester except in emergencies. We encourage roommates to work out their differences, but we do allow room changes after the first two weeks. Learn more about housing at PSU here.

Do most students live on campus? Do they have to have a meal plan?

96% of our students live within a mile of campus. For more information on who is required to live on campus, click here. Learn more about dining options here.

If my student is sick, where will they go? Where is the closest hospital?

Speare Memorial Hospital, a critical access hospital, is across the street from campus.

Will my student get a job after graduation? What about internships and career guidance?

99% of PSU alumni land jobs or begin graduate school within one year of graduation.

The Center for Student Success helps students find internships that match their skills and interests. And from their first year through graduation, Career Services offers the resources and guidance students need to launch a rewarding career.