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Financial Aid Resources

Contact information

 Please click on the heading to be directed to the appropriate site.

Federal student aid processor          PH:  1-800-433-3243

Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID):
Both the student and parent(s) must apply for an FSA ID in order to:
  • Complete a FAFSA
  • Apply for a parent PLUS loan
  • View information on NSLDS
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
  • Complete a FAFSA in order to:
    • Apply for your Federal Direct Loans
    • Be determined for some scholarships
    • Determine your grant eligibility
  • Check on the status of your FAFSA
  • Make corrections to your FAFSA
  • Receive a duplicate Student Aid Report (SAR)

2019 - 2020 FAFSA MyStudentData Download Guide
 - This guide allows students to download processed results from their FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) into a machine-readable, plain text file.  Students can then use the information to make informed decisions about their finances, etc.


federal direct Loans

Phone:  1-800-557-7394  Application Services
Phone:  1-800-848-0979  Deferment Information
  • Federal Direct Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling
  • Federal Direct Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)
For additional information about loans, visit our Loans page.
For information about how to view, accept, and/or decline your Federal Direct Loans, click here.


National student loan data system (NSLDS):

All borrowers are advised that information regarding all federal student loans are reported to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).  Such information is accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.

Students are advised that they can always look up their federal student loan history on the NSLDS website, as well as do the following:
  • View your federal loans, grants, and any aid overpayments.
  • View your current enrollment.
  • Let NSLDS know about your future enrollment.
  • View the status of your loans according to subsidized loan limits.
  • View or update your contact information.



PA State Grant (PHEAA):
Phone:  1-800-692-7392
Fax:  1-717-720-3786
Apply for a PHEAA grant and sign the status form
View the status of a PHEAA grant application

KEEP Grant

Federal Pell Grant

Federal TEACH Grant



Scholarship Search
External Scholarships


Federal Work Study


Military and/or National Service Benefits


PennWest Payment Plan


Parent or Graduate PLUS Loans

 For additional information about Parent PLUS loans, visit that section of our Loans page.

For additional information about Graduate PLUS loans, visit that section of our Loans page.


Private Loans

The borrower must complete and submit the Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification Form.  This form will include information about the availability of federal student loans, the student’s cost of attendance, estimated amount of financial assistance, and the difference between the student’s cost of attendance and estimated financial aid. This form is provided by the lender. If necessary, it may also be obtained at the Student Financial Services Office or by clicking on the above link.


Financial Aid TV

View informative videos about financial aid


Tuition and Fees


estimated costs


U.S. Department of education resources and publications

Institutions are required to provide information published by the Department of Education to students at any time that information regarding loan availability is provided.  These publications include information about rights and responsibilities of students as borrowers of federal student loans.

All Federal Student Aid publications and printed resources are available on the website.  Below are some Federal Student Aid publications that can be accessed on the above mentioned site.


Other Financial AID Resources


PennWest Clarion
Student Financial Services
First Floor, Becht Hall
840 Wood St.
Clarion, PA 16214
Phone:  1-814-393-2315 or toll-free at 1-800-672-7171 (Option 2)
Last Updated 2/20/23