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Category: Financial Aid Tips

Calling the Class of 2018!


Dear Seniors,

How did the past four years fly by so quickly?! It’s almost time for graduation, and for some Dickinsonians, that also means it will soon be time to make a first student loan payment!

You remember all of the details from your Entrance Counseling four years ago, right? 

…kidding, obviously. (If you remember all the details, we’re impressed.)

There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to student loan repayment, but it all boils down to a few highlights. Come to a 30-minute (or less) Student Loan Exit Counseling Workshop to get the details.

Workshops will be held:

May 3rd @ 12:15pm, HUB 205                                     May 3rd @ 12:45pm, HUB 205

May 16th @ 11:00am, HUB 201                                  May 16th @ 11:30am, HUB 201

May 17th @2:00pm, HUB 201                                      May 17th @ 2:30pm, HUB 201


All sessions are open, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Watch your Dickinson email for RSVP details.


See you soon,

Your Financial Aid Office

Scholarship Opportunity!

One of the most common questions we get in Financial Aid is, where can I find outside scholarships?

So glad you asked!

The Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA) is offering seven $1,000 scholarships to Pennsylvania residents this year. If you’re a Dickinson student from PA, and you’re taking at least 3 classes a semester, you might qualify for this scholarship! (See other eligibility requirements here.)

Applications are due May 1st, 2018. Click here to apply.

Scholarship winners will be notified this summer.


Good luck!

Get your Easy Button ready…

Financial Aid Counselor Chris holds our Easy Button


Hey there, Dickinsonians!


If you’ve been here for more than a year, and you receive financial aid, you know we collect a new application every spring. Most domestic students will file a FAFSA, complete an online application through the Gateway, and submit other requested documents.

We’re so excited to offer you a new, secure way to send us your financial aid documents! Now you can upload files (.pdf, .doc, and .docx) through the Dickinson website.


Learn more on our Financial Aid Secure Document Submission page:


-Happy Spring Break from

your Financial Aid Office



Financial Aid Tip #1

It might feel like it’s too early to think about NEXT school year – you’re just getting settled into THIS year, after all! But for the second year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is open on October 1st.

Because the FAFSA now uses income information from two years ago, most people will be able to finish their FAFSA this fall. Depending on your home state, there could be a benefit to filing early.

Dickinson’s deadline is May 1st, but why not get it out of the way?



Pro Tip: Most students will be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to make the FAFSA a breeze.

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