Changes to Your Family’s Financial Situation

If you or your family’s financial situation has changed significantly from what is reflected on your federal income tax return (for example, if you’ve lost a job or otherwise experienced a drop in income), you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted. Complete the FAFSA questions as instructed on the application (including the transfer of tax return and income information), submit your FAFSA form, then email us at and let us know how your current financial situation has changed.  Please include the student’s SU ID in the email. Click on the link to our verification page for additional information.

Note that the school's decision is final and cannot be appealed to the U.S. Department of Education.


The 2022-2023 FAFSA application opened October 1st! 

Please have your 2020 tax documents and FSA ID ready to complete the FAFSA at! We recommend you complete the application by March 15, 2022 to be considered for a PA State Grant.  We also highly recommend you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to "link" the federal tax data from the IRS database directly to your FAFSA.

New and continuing students can search and apply for 2022/2023 university scholarships at

The PASSHE Foundation Announces Scholarships for 2022-2023

Through various scholarship programs, the PASSHE Foundation supports all 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Universities by providing scholarships to their students.  To learn more about these scholarship opportunities available to you as a Shippensburg University student, please visit the PASSHE Foundation Scholarship page at

You will find detailed information about eligibility requirements and award amounts.  Carefully review each posting for application instructions.  The deadline to apply is listed individually in each scholarship posting.  Please remember to file your FAFSA for 2022-2023 in order to determine need.

When Will I Receive My Financial Aid Offer?

NEW Students -Financial Aid Offers for the 2022-2023 academic year will be sent out in mid December.  Interactive financial aid offer letter e-mails will be sent to both the parent and student e-mail address listed on the FAFSA and to the student's Ship e-mail. You will also be able to view your aid offer on the myShip student Portal.

The 2021/2022 FAFSA should be completed if you are attending Fall 2021, or Spring/Summer 2022.