Apply for Financial Aid for the summer semester
You may be eligible for additional financial aid to help cover the costs of the PaSSS Program.
Students participating in the Pathway to Success: Summer Start program at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to access any federal student aid for the summer semester, including Pell grants and Stafford Direct Student Loans that could be applied to any outstanding summer tuition balance. The FAFSA, which most students have already submitted, is applicable only to the Fall and Spring semesters.
The FAFSA must be completed online at https://studentaid.gov no later than May 15. If you have questions about this step, please contact our Student Aid Coordinator at 724-430-4132 or by email at [email protected].
PaSSS Work Study Guidelines
As part of the PaSSS program, you have an opportunity to build your résumé early by getting work experience through your campus-coordinated job. Participating students will be offered an on-campus job, which will start in the fall and continue into spring, at the rate of $10/hour with the potential to earn up to $1,000.
There are job opportunities in the following departments:
- Student Aid
- Fitness Center
- Continuing Education
- Student Success Center
- Registrar’s Office
- Student Affairs
- Bookstore Clerk
Employment for Minors
Under Pennsylvania Child Labor Act, work permits will be required for students under 18 years of age. A high school graduate must obtain a work permit from the school district where the employer is located or at the college or trade school they are attending.
- The minor must have a transferable work permit issued by his/her Pennsylvania school district. Work permits from other states cannot be used therefore out of state minors will need to get a work permit from their respective high school district. If the minor has never had a transferable work permit, he/she must get an application for a permit from the school district.
- The application form for the transferable work permit must be filled out by the parent, a physician, and the hiring work unit.
- The application form for the transferable work permit then must be returned to the school district, which will issue the transferable work permit.
- The minor must take the transferable work permit to HR so that a photocopy can be made for the employee's file. The HR office must note on the work permit the occupation in which the minor is being employed. The original is returned to the minor, who maintains possession.