Apply for Aid

What to Expect After Filing

  1. Approximately three days after submitting the on-line FAFSA you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the processor via e-mail. If asked for additional information, update the SAR following the instructions and resubmit the application on-line. If the SAR is complete, carefully review application data for accuracy. Correct any errors following correction instructions. Be sure The University of Scranton is listed as a college choice.
  2. By filing the FAFSA Pennsylvania residents will automatically be considered for the Pennsylvania State Grant. In some cases the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) may request additional information. Respond promptly to any such requests. PHEAA normally transmits official notification of eligibility beginning May 15.
  3. Most colleges will send an official notification of eligibility, commonly referred to as an award letter, indicating institutional awards and estimates of federal and state aid. The University of Scranton notifies accepted applicants beginning in March and continuing through the end of April.
  4. Respond promptly to all requests for additional information. They may have an impact on your eligibility for assistance.