First-Year PaSSS Students
Can I be considered for financial aid beyond the tuition grant and book stipend provided by Penn State?
Yes. Complete the 2019–20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible, and no later than June 8.
Where can I obtain additional information regarding funding for summer enrollment?
The Financial Aid Office at Penn State York is located in the Main Classroom Building on campus, and can be reached at 717-771-4169.
Where can I locate information regarding employment in the PaSSS program?
Will I be required to complete a background check for employment in the PaSSS Program?
Yes, the University will complete a background check prior to your employment; separate clearances will also be required prior to starting work.
May associate degree students participate in the PaSSS program?
Yes, both baccalaureate and associate degree students may enroll in the program.
Second-Year PaSSS Students
Are there a minimum number of credits that I must enroll to be a part of the second summer of the PaSSS program?
To receive funding from the PaSSS program you must be enrolled a minimum of six credits. You may enroll for less than six credits, but you will not receive PaSSS funding to assist with the cost of your tuition.
Can I take some of my courses online through the World Campus and participate in the PaSSS second year program?
No. Since the PaSSS program is funded entirely by the PaSSS student tuition, PaSSS students must take classes on the York campus.
May I take courses during either summer session and be a part of the second year PaSSS program?
You may elect to enroll in courses for either summer session, keeping in mind six or more credits is required for financial support from the PaSSS program toward you tuition cost.
Are there required courses that I must enroll in to be a part of the second summer session of PaSSS?
There are not any required courses. However there are suggested courses for you to enroll in if you have not already completed those courses and the suggested courses count toward your degree completion. Please consult your academic adviser to find classes appropriate for your major.
When should I schedule my courses for summer?
PaSSS students can begin summer course registration using the timetable identified by the Registrar’s Office.
Will there be on-campus housing for PaSSS students?
No, there is no on-campus housing available.
Is food service is available?
No, this program is being offered remotely.
Is employment available?
Yes, as long as the student is enrolled for a minimum of six credits for summer 2020 and has a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) or higher.
How much can I earn?
You will begin your employment during the summer and have up to the end of the spring semester to earn a total of $1,000. The pay rate for PaSSS employment is $10 per hour.
Does PaSSS provide funding to second year students in the program?
Yes, $250 per credit up to a total of $3,000 for full time enrollment (12 or more credits) and up to a $400 book stipend for full-time enrollment.
Is other student aid available?
Yes, please consult with staff in the Financial Aid Office, Main Classroom Building on campus. In addition, should other student aid become available to you as a result of your participation in the PaSSS program, you will be notified by way of your Penn State email.