Complete Your Registration

In order to guarantee the use of student aid for any given semester, you must be in "registered" status. To be in "registered" status and avoid losing your federal loan, you must complete the following steps every semester:

  1. Sign up for courses. This reserves a seat in a class.
  2. Complete your registration before the first day of the semester by accessing your eBill. 
    Under the Bills/Tuition Other menu option on eLion, choose Complete Registration when your aid covers your University charges and you have a "zero" balance, or when your aid covers a portion of your charges choose a payment option for the remaining balance.

For more information, read the step-by-step tuition bill instructions, and

If you need more funds to cover your University charges, request a Loan Increase and when the additional funds show in your loan estimate on your Student Aid Summary, complete your registration. See How to Request a Loan Increase.

If you fail to complete your registration, Penn State may be required to cancel your loan in order to comply with federal mandates, so please remember to complete your registration promptly every semester.

For more information on completing your registration, including consequences of incomplete registrations, see and