UNDERGRADUATE FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Your college education will be one of the most important investments of your life. Penn State offers a variety of financial aid programs to help students meet their educational expenses. The number of awards is limited and the competition is keen. The types of aid offered by the university such as fellowships, scholarships, grants, loans, and work study, are discussed in detail at the Office of Financial Aid. In addition, the Department offers financial assistance in the form of departmental scholarships, teaching internships, work study and wage payroll positions.
Please review the links below for cost information and strategies to finance your Penn State education.
Office of Student Aid (http://www.psu.edu/studentaid/)
College of Engineering Scholarship List (http://www.engr.psu.edu/scholarships/)
Undergraduate Fellowships Office (http://www.ufo.psu.edu/)
Departmental Scholarship application form (https://www.engr.psu.edu/ce/academics/scholarship.aspx)
Departmental scholarships are available to Penn State students enrolled in the Civil Engineering major or those planning to enroll in the Civil Engineering major. Sophomores are encouraged to complete the departmental form in the spring semester preceding entry to the major. Students interested in entering the competition for a departmental scholarship must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the departmental form. The FAFSA form should be completed each academic year. Complete the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible, or by April 1 for maximum consideration and no later than May 1 for Pennsylvania residents. The departmental form will be kept on file until graduation, however students are encouraged to submit updated forms each academic year. The departmental form may be submitted at any time during the spring semester.