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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 May 31 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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 Checklists and Timeline

 

New Student  Returning Student  In Spanish

New Students Financial Aid Checklist

1. Apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for both student and parent at www.pin.ed.gov. PIN numbers are required to submit your FAFSA every year.

2. Complete the Federal tax return after January 1 for student and for parents of dependent students. Use tax information to complete your FAFSA by using the IRS data retrieval tool. Keep a copy of the completed FAFSA for your records.  

3. After January 1, visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The SU Title IV School Code is 003326.

4. Submit your FAFSA online no later than March 31 to meet the Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA) May 1 deadline. Make sure you complete your PHEAA application.

5. Receive an e-mail from the U.S. Department of Education confirming your FAFSA was processed.

6. Check the Student myShip  Portal for your status and downloadable forms. Submit any requested documentation to the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible.

7. You must review your Financial Aid; you may accept, decline or reduce your awards on the Student myShip Portal.

8. Students choosing to borrow a Federal Direct Loan must complete the following:

9. Parents choosing to borrow a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan must complete the PLUS Request process and eMPN on the Department of Education's website after June 1 at https://studentloans.gov.

10. PHEAA State Grant information for In-State students is available at www.PHEAA.org, or call 1-800-692-7392.

 

Returning Students Financial Aid Checklist   

1. Complete the Federal tax return after January 1 for student and for parents of dependent students. Use tax information to complete your FAFSA by using the IRS data retrieval tool. Keep a copy of the completed FAFSA for your records.   

2. After January 1, visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to renew your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The SU Title IV School Code is 003326. 

3. Submit your FAFSA online no later than March 31 to meet the Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA)  May 1 deadline.

4. Receive an e-mail from the U.S. Department of Education confirming your FAFSA was processed.

5. Check the Student myShip Portal for your status and downloadable forms. Submit any requested documentation to the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible.  

6. You must review your Financial Aid; you may accept, decline or reduce your awards on the Student myShip Portal. Please note award packages are not available until after grades have been posted.

7. Students choosing to borrow a Federal Direct Loan must complete the following:

8. Parents choosing to borrow a Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan must complete the PLUS Request process and  eMPN on the Department of Education's website after June 1 at https://studentloans.gov.

9. PHEAA State Grant information for In-State students is available at www.PHEAA.org, or call 1-800-692-7392.