About Financial Aid

We’re committed to giving everyone an opportunity to receive a quality education … and we know LHU is an excellent choice. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and guide you through the financial aid application process.

How can I pay for a college education?

This is a question many students and parents ask themselves, especially when they consider that earning an undergraduate degree typically requires four years of study.

At Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, we are committed to providing everyone with an opportunity to receive an excellent education . . . without regard to a family's financial status. We fulfill this commitment by answering your questions and guiding you through financial aid applications, by coordinating and allotting scholarship and other aid programs, and by providing Federal Work Study and campus employment opportunities. The commitment is strong: approximately $40 million is awarded through the various programs annually.

About 80% of our students receive some form of financial aid. We understand that without it, many students simply couldn't afford an education. We also know that the entire financial aid application process can seem confusing. Within these pages, we have covered the most common areas of questions and concern

How to Apply 

If it is your intent to receive financial aid you need only complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for most programs. Students who complete the FAFSA will be considered for the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), the PA State Grant, the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Loan, as well as the Federal Work Study Program.

The FAFSA may be completed as early as January of the year you will begin college - you do not need to wait until you have applied for admission and/or been admitted to Lock Haven. You will be asked to provide the Federal School Code on the FAFSA. Lock Haven University's Federal School Code is 003323. Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. The FAFSA on the Web Worksheet will help you (and your parents if you are dependent student as determined in Step 3 of the FAFSA) collect information needed to complete the FAFSA. If you would like additional information about properly completing the FAFSA, click here .

LHU's suggested deadline date for filing the FAFSA is March 15. Filing early is crucial because funds may be limited. If you miss the March 15th deadline, you should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Pennsylvania undergraduate students should note the FAFSA deadline for PA State Grant is May 1st. Note: Applying for financial aid is an annual process. You must reapply for financial aid every year during your college career.

Information on the LHU financial aid application process: Click Here.

For more Financial Aid information, please visit the Student Financial Services portion of our website.