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, especially when they consider that it typically takes four years to earn a bachelor's degree.

At Lock Haven University, 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 as available, and by providing Federal Work Study and campus employment opportunities. The commitment is strong: about 90% of students at LHU receive financial aid with approximately $60 million awarded through the various programs.

How to Apply 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Students who complete the FAFSA will be considered for the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), the PHEAA (Pennsylvania 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 your senior year.  You do not need to wait until you have applied for admission. You will be asked to provide the Federal School Code on the FAFSA. Lock Haven University's Federal School Code is 003323.

LHU's priority deadline 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.

For more information on financial aid,  visit our financial aid website.