Financial Aid

You work hard for your money; at Ship we work hard for you.

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Aven Bittinger '20
Master's Public Administration candidate
"Being a first-generation student, financial aid and federal loans were the make-or-break between my career goals and aspirations. With the financial package I received I have been able to grow professionally and personally, and plan to continue my growth as I give back to my community and Commonwealth."
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The cost of higher education is on everyone's mind, and we are no different. We are dedicated to getting to know you and your needs and connecting you to the best options for financial aid, scholarships, loans, and federal work-study programs. 

Life is confusing, paying for your education shouldn't be. We have compiled a collection of resources such as our Financial Aid Road Map  to help you understand the financial aid landscape and how to qualify for them.  By helping you make sense of the options, you will achieve your degree in the way that makes the most sense for you. Investing this time to funding your education now is investing in your future.  And the sooner you start your career, the brighter the future becomes. 

What's the first step to set sail on the journey from coursework to career?  

After being accepted to Shippensburg... 

Our Mission Statement

The Financial Aid Office provides access to quality higher education by providing resources and services to the Shippensburg University community to facilitate student recruitment, enrollment and retention while remaining committed to responsible stewardship of the funds entrusted to the university.

Statement of Ethical Principles

The primary goal of the financial aid professional is to help students achieve their educational goals through financial support and resources.  As a member of NASFAA, we are required to exemplify the highest level of ethical behavior and adhere to the Statement of Ethical Principles.