Central Penn College - 2018 - 2019 Aid Applications Process

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2018 - 2019 Financial Aid Process

Your federal tax returns must be completed and filed in order to apply for 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Our financial aid process starts with these key steps:

  1. Create an FSA ID.
  2. Complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov, using your and your parents (if applicable) 2016 taxes. Our school code is 004890.

    Pennsylvania Residents: You must list your email address on the FAFSA so the PHEAA state grant agency can email you additional paperwork.
  3. If a parent is listed on the FAFSA, please download and print the PLUS Prescreen at www.centralpenn.edu/2018forms. Complete the form and mail/fax/scan to the financial aid office. 
  4. New Students Only - Complete the Federal Direct Entrance Counseling AND Federal Direct Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note online at www.studentloans.gov.

Central Penn can no longer accept copies of tax returns directly from you. If required, you and your parent (if applicable) will have to order your 2016 Federal tax return(s) and w2(s) directly from the IRS. We highly encourage you to be proactive and order your IRS transcript(s) and w2(s). You can do so by going to www.irs.gov.

Click here for a summary of the financial aid policies at Central Penn.  For more detailed information, please refer to the college catalog and student handbook.