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Financial Aid

www.clarion.edu/finaid
814-393-2315
104 Egbert

Here is some very basic information about Financial Aid. For current information on your account, go to Web for Students. In order to continue receiving financial aid following initial enrollment at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, students must meet certain conditions each year:

  • They must be enrolled at least part-time and must reapply for financial aid each year.

  • Full-time baccalaureate students may receive assistance from most federal Title IV programs for up to six years of attendance or applicable program limits and state aid programs for each of their undergraduate years, providing they maintain "normal academic progress." This mean that undergraduate students must successfully complete a minimum of 21 new semester hours by the end of each academic year, including the summer, before they can be awarded grant assistance for their next school year. Financial aid is not awarded for the summer terms in which a student is earning new credits. Repeated courses, withdrawals, and incomplete courses do not count as new courses for academic progress requirements.

  • Part-time undergraduate students must successfully complete 12 semester hours by the end of each academic year, including the summer, before they can be granted assistance for their next school year.

  • Graduate students must successfully complete 18 semester hours by the end of each academic year, including the summer, before they can be granted assistance for their next school year.

  •  Part-time graduate students must successfully complete nine semester hours during each academic year, including the summer, to continue receiving any financial aid. They must also earn the number of credits they attempt each semester. For example, if a graduate student registers for nine credits, the student must complete those nine credits in order to make satisfactory academic progress.

  • If a student withdraws from school before completing 60 percent of the semester, student will have to return part of the aid already received.

  • Once a student earns 60 semester hours, including transfer hours, the student must maintain a 2.0 cumulative QPA to continue receiving Title IV funds in addition to earning 21 new semester hours.

  • Once a student attempts 180 semester hours, federal financial assistance is terminated.

  • PHEAA grant recipients must complete 24 new semester hours each year to have their grants renewed during the following year.

  • Stafford Loan recipients become a level 02 student once 30 new semester hours are earned; level 03 after 60 hours; and level 04 after 90 hours.

  • Apply for federal and state aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov

 

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Counseling Services

www.clarion.edu/counseling
814-393-2255
148 Egbert Hall

 

Services:

  • offers free professional and confidential counseling for developmental,

  • educational, and career goals

  • creates an opportunity to address concerns about personal,

  • social and emotional growth to enhance a successful university experience

  • offers career inventories on-line and give students an opportunity to meet with a counselor about the results. Call 393-2255 to get a user ID.