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Whether you're a new student applying regular or early decision or a returning student, find out what you need to do to receive financial aid.

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Find out what you need to do to receive financial aid.

Prospective Students

Want to join the Susquehanna community? Get what you need to know about the financial aid process here.

Enrolling Students

Part of the Class of 2022? If you haven't filled out all the necessary forms, find them here.

Current Students

You need to renew your financial aid information each year you come back to school. Those forms are here.

Deadlines & Requirements
Deadlines & Requirements

Don’t miss these important dates to apply for financial aid as a first-year student.

Financial Aid Options

Find out what financial aid might be available to help fund your Susquehanna education.

Tuition & Fees

Susquehanna’s cost, including tuition, room and board, and fees.

How we determine your financial need

We build financial aid packages that will include scholarships, grants, work, and loans.

We determine your financial need based on the following:
Our Cost - Expected Family Contribution = Financial Need

Our packages expect all first-year students to have worked during the summer to save at least $1,500. After your first year, we expect you to save $2,000 each summer.

Cost

This includes:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and meal plan
  • Estimates for books, personal expenses and transportation (around $2,000 per year)

Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

The amount you and your family will be expected to pay for the year's expenses. It should be approximately the same from one college to another. It's based on:

  • Parents' income and assets
  • Student's income and assets
  • Family size
  • Number of dependent children attending college in the same year
  • Other family income and expense information, excluding consumer debt


Financial Need

The difference between the cost and EFC is financial need or financial aid eligibility.


Quick Calculations

Make some quick calculations of your EFC with this online tool provided by the College Board. This is just an estimate. Your personal financial aid package will be different.


Evaluating Your Financial Aid Award

Financial aid is one of many important considerations when choosing a college, but how do you compare aid packages from one college to another?

Download the Comparing Financial Aid Awards  worksheet to evaluate your options. Also, ask yourself:

  • Should I expect the package to stay the same for each of my four years of enrollment? If not, how might it change?
  • Is the loan amount reasonable, considering the eventual monthly repayment amount?
  • Can I earn the full work-study award through an on-campus job?
  • How many hours per week can I expect work?
  • How much is left over for my family to pay?

Instructions

Financial Aid Application Checklist

Comparing Your Financial Aid Award Letter

Applications

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Follow Up

2018-19 Verification Form - For students who have been selected for verification to complete and return to Student Financial Services

Non-Tax Filer's Statement (required for parents who are exempt from filing a federal income tax return)

Instructions

It's time to renew your FAFSA or apply for the first time!

2019-20 Academic Year Financial Aid Renewal Memo

To apply for Susquehanna, federal and state aid programs:

  • Complete the 2019-20 FAFSA.
  • Use your FSA ID to log in and sign the FAFSA. If this is your first time filing the FAFSA, get your FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov.
  • Use SU's school code 003369.
  • Import your tax data using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Tax information will be encrypted and hidden from view on both the IRS DRT and FAFSA websites. Accept the transfer, complete remaining asset and investment questions, sign and submit.
  • DEADLINE: FEB. 15, 2019
  • If you are selected for federal verification you will be required to submit additional documentation upon request.

Tips & Reminders:

  • Read all instructions carefully.
  • Do not leave items blank unless instructed to do so.
  • Use whole numbers, round all figures to the nearest dollar.
  • “Other untaxed income” means any payments made on your behalf during 2017 by a non-custodial parent, grandparent or anyone other than your parent(s).
  • Report untaxed income including tax-deferred pension and savings plans that are listed on your W-2 in box 12 with codes D, E, F, G, H and S. Do not list anything with code DD.
  • Do not report scholarship and grant aid on the FAFSA unless you reported it as part of your adjusted gross income on your federal tax return.
  • Financial aid does not cover the additional cost of single rooms.
  • Do not miss the deadline! We want to make sure you receive all of the funds for which you are eligible. If your FAFSA is received after Feb. 15, 2019, we may have spent all of our available financial aid resources. So don't delay!

Applications

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

2018 Summer Financial Aid Application (required for students seeking financial aid for summer courses at Susquehanna and at other colleges and universities)

Follow Up

2018-19 Verification Form (for students who have been selected for verification to complete and return to Student Financial Services)

Non-Tax Filer's Statement (required for parents who are exempt from filing a federal income tax return)

2018-19 Teacher Intern Enrollment Form (also applicable to part-time bachelor's degree candidates)

Instructions

Financial Aid Application Checklist 

Comparing Your Financial Aid Award Letter

Applications

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)-

Follow Up

2018-19 Verification Form (for students who have been selected for verification for the upcoming academic year to complete and return to the student financial services office)

Non-Tax Filer's Statement  (required for parents who are exempt from filing a federal income tax return)

99%

of students receive aid

$89

million in aid awarded in 2018-19

53%

of students work on campus

Contact Us

Student Financial Services

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Location

Student Financial Services Office

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Phone & Email

570-372-4450
sfs@susqu.edu

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