Understanding Your Awards
Newly Admitted & Returning Students
NOTE: Returning students will not receive a financial aid award offer until after grades post and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) has been evaluated.
Award offers indicate your eligibility for all aid programs. All awards are based upon eligibility, which is calculated using the information you provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your aid offer is based on full-time attendance. Changes in enrollment status may affect your eligibility for financial aid.
Types of Aid
Detailed information about grants, loans, scholarships, and other types of financial aid can be found by searching the links provided here or on the left-hand navigation pane. All information regarding student billing, tuition charges, status of refund checks and outside scholarships should be directed to Student Accounts at (717) 477-1211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost of Attendance
The Financial Aid Office uses an estimated cost of education based on full-time enrollment for one academic year (two semesters). The budget consists of direct charges paid to the university such as tuition, student fees, room and meal plans if living on campus and various indirect costs. An overview of Shippensburg University's Cost of Attendance can be found at the bottom of the Tuition and Costs page.
Actual tuition and fees are listed on the Student Accounts Webpage. Please contact Student Accounts for any billing issues, charges, and questions regarding disbursement of funds or refund checks.
These are costs that you DO NOT pay directly to the university. The Financial Aid Office uses these estimated costs when determining aid eligibility. Travel to and from campus, books and supplies and other personal expenses will vary from student to student. The Financial Aid Office uses an average cost for each.
Making Satisfactory Academic Progress
Federal and State regulations require that you make satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of a degree. Please see the minimum requirements listed for undergraduate and graduate students on our web page as well as in the Financial Aid section of the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.
Please feel free to contact Financial Aid at (717) 477-1131 if you have any questions.