2013-2014 Financial Aid Award Information
Financial Aid Award Letters for first time Freshmen and Transfer students will be mailed to the student's permanent address in late February/early March.
Returning undergraduate and graduate students will begin receiving their Financial Aid Award notifications in early June via the Cal U VIP (Vulcan Information Portal).
As indicated in your award letter, after reviewing your Financial Aid Award Package, it is important to visit our website to view very specific and detailed information regarding the types of aid you have been awarded. You will learn what you need to do, if anything, to finalize these award(s). You will also gain a better understanding of how the various aid programs function.
Listed to the right are links to various sections of the Financial Aid website that will help you gain a better understanding of the various types of financial aid included in your award. Each area discusses in detail awards such as Federal Pell Grants, PHEAA Grants (PA residents only), Federal Direct Stafford Loans and the Work Study Program. Please take the time to read these sections carefully.
We also encourage you to continually monitor your Financial Aid award(s) on our Cal U VIP (Vulcan Information Portal). Here you can view the most current information regarding your awards and any changes that may have been made to them. First time Freshmen will obtain access from the Office of Admissions shortly after being accepted. The information included within your Financial Aid Award Package, mailed to your permanent address, is the same as the information available on VIP.
All important Financial Aid Updates and Notifications throughout the year are sent to your assigned Cal U email address. It is imperative that you monitor this email account. For additional Cal U email information and services please refer to the UTECH Services on the Cal U website.
Financial Aid Contact Information: Finally, if you have any questions regarding your Financial Aid here at Cal U, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (724) 938- 4415, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our office on the first floor of Dixon Hall. In most situations you can speak with our knowledgeable Financial Aid window/phone staff on demand. For more complex Financial Aid situations, we have an on-call counselor available during normal business office hours. Appointments are available but not required. Global Online students should refer to the Global Online Contact Information for Financial Aid assistance.
Best wishes from the Financial Aid Office during your educational endeavors at Cal U!
Jill Fernandes '99, '01
Director of Financial Aid, California University of PA