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New Room & Board Grants Available For On-Campus Students

Penn State Housing and Food Services is piloting a new “LiveOn Student Success Grant” to help need-based students pay room and board fees for the 2021-22 academic year.

The grant will provide $2.4 million annually to students living on campus at University Park and eight Commonwealth Campuses — Abington, Beaver, Behrend, Berks, Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, and Mont Alto.

Eligible students who reside on campus will receive approximately $3,000 toward their room and board annually for four years as long as they stay in the dorms.

“If you multiply the $3,000 per year for four years, it equates to approximately a free year of room and board for a student,” said Cheryl Fabrizi, assistant vice president for Penn State Housing and Food Services. “While need-based students already receive financial support from federal and/or state sources along with tuition awards, we know students are still challenged, whether in-state or out-of-state, with their total cost of attendance.

Fabrizi also said the grant should help students and families with concerns relating to housing and food security, on-campus learning, and a sense of community.

Students must provide information via the FAFSA and demonstrate the need for federal or state financial aid and tuition aid to be considered for the LiveOn Grant program. For more information on the program, contact your campus admission and financial aid office.

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