Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Overview

    At Gannon University, we are committed to offering you the best financial assistance package possible. We want your Gannon education to be exceptional and affordable. More than 90 percent of Gannon students qualify for financial assistance. We offer a variety of scholarships, grants and awards that recognize academic and athletic accomplishments, outstanding talents and demonstrated need. While income is an important part of financial strength, many other factors are examined when determining the amount and type of financial aid you will receive, such as family size, number of siblings in college and assets. We advise all students, no matter their income level, to complete the EVA and the FAFSA forms so they can be considered for every available resource.


  • Financial Aid Process

    Step 1: Complete and Return the Gannon Early Version Award (EVA) Application

    The EVA application is included in your Admissions Application Packet and on our website. We recommend you complete this application at the same time you complete your application for admission. After you’ve been accepted to Gannon and your EVA is filed, you will receive a letter from the financial aid office with your estimated amounts of all financial aid for which you are eligible. Print out a copy of the EVA.

    Step 2: Apply for a Federal Personal Identification Number (PIN)

    The student (and one parent of a dependent student) must secure a federal PIN, which serves as your electronic signature when filing the FAFSA.

    Step 3: File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    The FAFSA is available in mid-December of your senior year in high school and can be submitted after January 1. Gannon’s FAFSA code is 003266. Include this code on your FAFSA to have your information sent directly to us. The recommended filing date for the FAFSA is no later than March 15 of the year you plan to enroll at Gannon. For Pennsylvania residents, the deadline for the Pennsylvania State Grant is May 1 of the year you plan to enroll.

    Step 4: Complete the Federal Direct Student Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)

    While eligibility for a student loan may be indicated on an award letter, securing those funds still requires the completion of a Master Promissory Note. Your federal PIN is your electronic signature for the MPN. We recommend you submit the MPN by May 15 of the year you plan to enroll at Gannon.

    Step 5: Complete Entrance Counseling

    Students obtaining a Federal Student Loan are required to complete entrance counseling.

    Step 6: Review

    Carefully review any communication you receive from our Financial Aid Office, the Federal Student Aid Programs, your state agency, and/or your lender. All requests for information should be returned promptly to the appropriate department or agency, or call the Financial Aid Office for assistance.