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Mission Statement

The Office of Student Financial Planning is dedicated to helping students and their families manage the costs of a Juniata education through scholarships, grants, advice and information about other resources and means by which the cost of education can be met.

We assist every family, not only those who need help funding student's dreams; and, our assistance countinues through graduation.

Our goal is to help families plan for the student's entire education at Juniata.

Applying for Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Planning partners with you to keep a Juniata education affordable not only for the current year but also for succeeding years. We help you find the appropriate methods for your family to finance a four-year experience. We provide contact information for lenders and other aid providers to bring together all the resources you may need. Consider the Office of Student Financial Planning your direct resource for all the information you need. On average 88% of a student's demonstrated financial need is met with financial aid resources.

As soon after January 1, 2015, you and your parents should file personal income tax returns.

After January 1, 2015 but before February 15th, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Early filing of the FAFSA guarantees that you will be considered for all types of Juniata aid and that you have financial aid early enough to make a decision by the Common Reply date of May 1, 2015.

Returning students must also complete the FAFSA renewal no later than April 1, 2015.

The Department of Education recently launched a very informative tutorial, "How to Fill Out the FAFSA", on YouTube.  In addition, the Facebook page contains useful information on a variety of topics.

Is this the first time you are going to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?  Would you like an in depth tutorial to the FAFSA broken down into "7 Easy Steps?"  Check out this link to guide you through the entire FAFSA process.

When visiting campus meet with a member of the student financial planning staff, review the process and timeline, discuss any unusual circumstances, multiple siblings in college, where they attend, etc.).

Financial Planning Contacts

Depending on family circumstances some of the following materials may be required:

Juniata's Conditional Guarantee

A student's commitment to attend Juniata is matched by a corresponding commitment from the College. The Conditional Guarantee assures you that College-sponsored aid will remain unchanged for the student's four year of attendance. Because of this you can plan and budget for each year with the expectation that College aid will not be reduced. This means a stable family contribution each year with manageable payments.

The following conditions must be met to maintain the provisions of the Conditional Guarantee: