Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What applications do I need to submit and what are the deadlines for the 2014-2015 Academic Year?

The FAFSA must be submitted for most forms of aid.  Additional applications must be submitted if you wish to apply for a scholarship,  Summer PHEAA Grant, loan, or work-study.   Get more information on deadlines

Where do I get the applications?

Most applications are available online at www.bloomu.edu/aid.  Students and parents may also contact their lender for private educational alternative loan applications.

I have not decided if I will attend Bloomsburg University or I will not start until next Spring. Must I submit the FAFSA by May 1?

Yes.  Deadlines are for the academic year.  You should submit your FAFSA and indicate Bloomsburg as one of the schools to release information to.  Pennsylvania residents must file by May 1, 2014 to be considered for the PHEAA State Grant.  You should not submit loan applications until you have determined that you will attend Bloomsburg University.

What is Bloomsburg University's Title IV Code?

The code is 003315.

When will I receive an award letter?

Starting approximately April 1, award letters are sent to incoming students.  Federal eligibility is determined by the FAFSA.  Students attempting to make a decision regarding an early acceptance of admission may contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine eligibility.  Recipients of PHEAA State Grants will be notified by PHEAA in mid-May.  Upperclassmen who have submitted the FAFSA will be notified of eligibility on ISIS in late May.

How many semesters can I receive aid?
  • Federal Aid (Pell Grant, SEOG Grant, Perkins Loan, Direct Student Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, FWSP):  Full-time undergraduate students requiring 120 credits for degree completion are requied to complete their degree within 180 attempted credits.  Developmental credits taken which do not count toward degree completion will be excluded from the 180 credit calucation.  All transfer credits will count as credits attempted for this purpose.  Graduate students maximum time frames will vary by degree completion requirements.  The maximum standard will be set at 150 percent of he minimum number of credits needed to complete the graduate degree.  Direct Student Loans  and Perkins Loans are also limited by aggregate limits.  Pell Grant is limited to 12 semesters of eligibility.
  • PHEAA State Grant:  Students may receive up to eight semesters of PHEAA State Grant.
  • Private Educational Alternative Loan:  Students should check with the holder of their loan.
  • Miscellaneous Aid:  Students should check with the source of their miscellaneous aid.
How do I contact you?

Mailing Address

  Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

  Office of Financial Aid

  119 Warren Student Services Center

  400 East 2nd Street

  Bloomsburg, PA  17815-1301

Telephone
  (570)389-4297

FAX
  (570)389-4795

TDD (For Hearing/Speech Impaired)
  (570)389-4468

Email

What hours is the Office of Financial Aid open?

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Summer hours may vary)

Where's the Office of Financial Aid on campus?

The Office of Financial Aid is located on the first floor of Warren Student Services Center Room 119.