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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 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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             FINANCIAL AID OFFICE NEWS FOR 2015-2016

M&T Bank Scholarship

M&T Bank is generously funding fifteen (15) $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded to incoming freshmen at the 14 PA State System of Higher Education universities who demonstrate financial need based on standard need analysis from the FAFSA application and who reside in the specified central PA counties.  View and print the announcement and application.

 Eligibility Requirements

  •  Applicant must reside in one of the following counties: Cumberland, Dauphin and Franklin.
  •  Applicant must be accepted as a full-time student at one of the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities.
  •  Applicant must be from a low-to-moderate income family and need financial assistance to attend college. 
  •  Applicant must show academic promise – top 25% of his/her high school graduating class and a high school GPA of 3.0 or better. 

To review all scholarship opportunities available through the PASSHE Foundation visit them online at www.thepafoundation.org

Parent Plus Loan Information

2015-2016 academic year Parent PLUS loan applications may be completed on studentloans.gov  beginning April 7, 2015. PLUS loan credit decisions are made immediately upon submission of the application. A follow-up email with the credit decision is also sent by the U.S. Department of Education to the parent borrower's email address. PLEASE NOTE: applications may be completed at this time, however, the actual loan will NOT be added to the student's financial aid award package until after July 1, 2015.


                                Welcome to Financial Aid

How to Apply for Aid

As a member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), Shippensburg University can offer a quality education at a surprisingly affordable cost. However, many students still need financial assistance in order to attend college.

Students are encouraged to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between January 1 and March 31. 

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) requires the FAFSA to be received by the Federal Processor no later than May 1 for Pennsylvania State Grant consideration for PA residents. Completing your federal tax return prior to completing this application is highly encouraged as the FAFSA refers to specific lines on the tax return.  

When you complete and submit your FAFSA you will receive a confirmation code and an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from The Department of Education. The EFC is used to determine your eligibility for certain federal grants and various types for financial aid. The EFC does not represent what you will pay for college but rather what the Department of Education suggests you are able to pay. The financial aid office imports records from the Department of Education on a daily basis.

Important Information for All Students 

When information is available (mid to late March), students will log on to the Student myShip Portal by following the appropriate instructions under the Financial Aid Student Portal Tab on this page to check their Financial Aid requirements, award packages, and accept, reduce or decline aid.   

Students who accept any part of their Federal Direct Loans as part of their aid package and have not previously completed a Master Promissory Note (eMPN) and Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov should complete these requirements as soon as possible in order for your Federal Direct Loans to disburse timely. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA early to avoid processing delays. For additional information, students and parents are encouraged to follow the instructions under the Aid Checklist and Timeline.