Types of Aid:



The Federal School Code for Shippensburg University is 003326.

Students should complete an electronic Master Promissory Note (eMPN) in order to borrow a Federal Direct Loan or a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan at www.studentloans.gov.

Parents may complete an eMPN in order to borrow a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan after April 1st at www.studentloans.gov.

Dates & Deadlines

Prospective and returning students should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible.

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Contact Us

Due to federal privacy laws, you must call (717) 477-1131 for individual student information.

General financial aid questions can be addressed by e-mail at finaid@ship.edu. Please provide the student's Shippensburg University ID (if applicable) in all e-mails. 

Fax: (717) 477-4028

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Related Links

Go to FAFSA 

Academic Calendar 

Semester Information 

How to Pay for College (college.gov) 

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Deferment and Forbearance


A deferment is a period during which repayment of the principal and interest of your loan is temporarily delayed.  During a deferment you do not need to make payments. The federal government may pay interest on your Federal Perkins Loan, Direct Subsidized Loan, and/or Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan during a deferment period. The government does not pay the interest on unsubsidized loans or PLUS loans.

To find out if you qualify for a deferment, visit: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/deferment-forbearance#what-is-deferment.


With forbearance, you may be able to stop making payments or reduce your monthly payments on federal student loans for up to 12 months. There are two types of forbearance—discretionary or mandatory.

Additional information can be found at: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/deferment-forbearance#what-is-forbearance.

Contact your federal loan servicer to request either a deferment or forbearance.