Student Financial Aid Portal

Shippensburg University will begin processing financial aid awards for new students beginning mid to late January.

Students who have been offered admission or have already confirmed their intent to attend Shippensburg University may access the myShip Portal to view financial aid information.

The following instructions will help you view information related to Financial Aid in the myShip portal.

Activate your Ship e-mail account and set a password by following the instructions in Step 1. If you have already done this, proceed to Step 2.

Step 1: To activate your Ship email Account and set a password:

  • Log in to the Shippensburg University Admissions Portal with your Login ID and PIN you created when you started your admissions application OR use your SU ID (the "6000" number found in your acceptance letters) as your Login ID and use your date of birth (MMDDYY) for the PIN to activate your account.
  • Click the "Login" button.
  • Click the Semester Year text link (i.e. "Fall 2018) listed under "Processed Applications" and "Admission Term".
  • In the table on the right side of the screen, find the "Activate your Ship E-mail address" section.
  • Copy your "Domain User Name" listed to the right.  Then select the "Click Here" link.
  • A new window will open and ask for your Domain User Name and then prompt you to set a password for your Ship e-mail account.

Step 2: For step by step instructions on accessing your aid requirements or aid award, click on the options below.

  1. Log in with your Ship email and password that you created.
  2. Click on ACCEPTED STUDENT OR STUDENT tab and Paying for College at the top of the page.
  3. Under Financial Aid Links, click on Financial Aid Requirements and when prompted click on the appropriate aid year (e.g., 17-18).
  4. A list of necessary documents (and instructions) will be shown. Submit all required documents to the Financial Aid Office at Shippensburg as soon as possible.
  1. Log in with your Ship email and password that you created.
  2. Click on ACCEPTED STUDENT OR STUDENT tab and Paying for College at the top of the page.
  3. If you have received an Award email, Under Financial Aid Links, click on Financial Aid Awards and when prompted click on the appropriate aid year (e.g., 17-18).
  4. Click on the ACCEPT AWARD OFFER tab to view your award offer. All the aid currently offered will be listed. NOTE: If you have been offered a Board of Governor's Scholarship or any other kind of tuition waiver, those are NOT listed on the aid award. They are automatically deducted from your bill by the Student Accounts Office. If you have been offered a Shippensburg University Scholarship, it will be added to your financial aid award after you have returned the offer letter.
  5. You must ACCEPT your loan (either the full amount or a partial amount) or DECLINE your federal direct student loans offered for each payment period and click SUBMIT. All grants and scholarships are automatically in the “accepted” status.
  6. For any Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans you have accepted you will need to complete BOTH Entrance Counseling AND a MASTER PROMISSORY NOTE (MPN) if you are a first time borrower at Shippensburg University. (Please note, under REQUIREMENTS in Banner for any Direct Loan, only the Entrance Counseling requirement will appear. After you complete the Entrance Counseling, you MUST also complete the Master Promissory Note.) If you wish, you can complete both these requirements now at studentloans.gov. Allow processing time after you have completed these documents for them to appear as received in myShip.

Please include your SU Student ID number in all e-mail correspondence. We cannot respond to you without checking your account. If you have questions or issues that need further clarification, call our office at (717) 477-1131.