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College is one of the most exciting and transformative experiences of one’s life. As you prepare for your college journey, consider the many academic paths available to you at Penn State — and the wealth of resources we offer to help you manage the investment a college education represents.

“Together, with our students and families, we can pave a path to a world-class education for our brightest and most hard-working citizens.”
Dr. Eric J. Barron
President, Penn State
Do you wish to support this vision with a gift? Open Doors Scholarships can amplify the impact of Achieve Penn State programs.

Pathway to Success: Summer Start (PaSSS) is now offered at 16 Penn State Commonwealth Campuses.

Raise Me

Students enrolled at specific Pennsylvania high schools serving low-income areas or those enrolled in the federal free lunch program, regardless of high school, can earn micro-scholarships toward their Penn State education by meeting goals that will lay a strong foundation for their future studies.

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Extending a lifeline to students

“We wanted to create a service that provides students with a financial literacy lifeline they can access quickly and easily. Mentors are just a phone call or email away, and they provide students with the security of knowing they can talk to someone who has experience managing personal finances.”
Daad Rizk, director of the Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center, which administers the Mentoring Program