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Applying for Aid


All forms of need-based financial aid are awarded for one year only and must be reapplied for annually. Students who wish to be considered for financial aid must submit all required applications and paperwork in a timely manner, in addition to complying with renewal criteria for the different financial aid programs.

New Students - Aid Application Process

  1. Apply for your Federal PIN at www.pin.ed.gov
  2. Complete your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov Keystone College school code is 003280
  3. Keystone will mail your financial award to you, make sure you sign & return
  4. If you choose to use Federal Direct Loans complete both your Entrance Loan Counseling and your Direct Master Promissory Note (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov
  5. Have you been selected for Verification? If yes, then provide all requested documents to the Office of Financial Assistance and Planning
  6. Review your invoice—is there still a balance? If yes, then look into financing options such as the Tuition Management System (TMS) interest-free payment plan, the Parent Plus Loan, or an Alternative Loan

Returning Students - Aid Application Process

  1. Apply for your Federal PIN at www.pin.ed.gov
  2. Complete your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov Keystone College school code is 003280
  3. Keystone will mail your financial award to you, make sure you sign & return
  4. If you choose to use Federal Direct Loans complete both your Entrance Loan Counseling and your Direct Master Promissory Note (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov if you have never completed this process before
  5. Have you been selected for Verification? If yes, then provide all requested documents to the Office of Financial Assistance and Planning
  6. Review your invoice—is there still a balance? If yes, then look into financing options such as the Tuition Management System (TMS) interest-free payment plan, Parent Plus Loan or an Alternative Loan
  7. If you had a Plus loan before and would like to use one this year; please have your parent complete the credit application at www.studentloans.gov
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