Applying for Financial Aid

Federal Code: 014104

The Financial Aid Office is designed to assist students understand financial resources available for post-secondary education.

Financial Aid Application Procedures

To assure full consideration for all forms of financial aid, complete each of the following steps. Forms are available in your high school guidance office, or can be obtained by calling The Financial Aid Office at 484-624-0106 or 484-628-0105 .

  • STEP 1
    After January 1, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online. We strongly advise you to apply no later than May 1 so that you do not miss any deadlines. You will need to re-apply each year you are enrolled as a student since all financial aid is based upon the previous year’s financial data. The completed FAFSA form should be mailed to the federal processor, or completed and sent via the website at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • STEP 2
    The Financial Aid Officer will request any additional forms that need to be completed.
  • STEP 3
    Students who desire to borrow money under the Federal Direct Loan Program will need to complete the Direct Loan Master Promissory online at www.studentloans.gov. While eligibility for a student loan may be indicated on an award letter, securing those funds still requires the submission of a separate Master Promissory Note. The recommended filing date is prior to May 1 of the year you plan to enroll in the program.
  • STEP 4
    Carefully review any communication you receive from the Financial Aid Office, the Federal Student Aid Programs, and your state agency. All requests for information should be forwarded to the appropriate department or agency, or call the Financial Aid Office for assistance.

Sources of Financial Aid

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • PHEAA State Grant
  • Federal Plus Loan
  • Employer Tuition Assistance
  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Direct Plus Loan
  • Veterans Funding

Return of Title IV Funds

If a student receiving financial aid from Federal Title IV funds withdraws or is terminated from the program, any refund due must be made to the programs providing the aid according to applicable governmental regulations before any refund can be made to the student.

The refund policy is in accordance with the requirements of 34 CFR 668.22, code of Federal Regulations, which determine the amount of federal aid that has been earned and how much aid must be returned to any Title IV program by the student and the Program.

When you withdraw during your payment period, the amount of Title IV program assistance that you have earned up to that point is determined by a specific formula.

The order of repayment of Title IV funds is:

  • Unsubsidized FFEL/Direct Stafford Loan
  • Subsidized FFEL/Direct Stafford Loan
  • FFEL/Direct PLUS Loan
  • Pell Grant
  • Other Title IV programs

If you have questions about Title IV program funds, you may contact the Financial Aid Office, or the Federal Student Aid information center at 1-800-4-FED-AID .