Student Care and Advocacy

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About Us

College life can be confusing and overwhelming, and sometimes you just need someone to help you sort things out. The Office of Student Care and Advocacy is here for you. 

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Foster Care to College

The Fostering Lions Program supports students who have experienced time in foster care.

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Housing Options

Lions Gate, Penn State Abington’s student apartment community located in the heart of Abington, is a modern complex open to first-year students. A variety of privately owned apartments and low-income housing options can also be found nearby. 

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Food Assistance

The LionShare food pantry, located on campus in the Lares Building, is open to all Penn State Abington students and provides relief from the pressures of food insecurity. Government assistance is also available through the SNAP program to those who qualify. 

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Health Care and Insurance

Penn State Abington offers a variety of physical and mental services for students. For emergency needs and off-campus referrals, health insurance provides students with additional security during their time at Penn State.  

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Financial Assistance

Many Penn State students are eligible for financial aid and other financial benefits. You may also choose to take advantage of discount programs in the local community and throughout the Philadelphia region. 

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Additional Campus Support

Penn State Abington is committed to our students’ success and offers a variety of on-campus services to support students throughout their time at the Abington campus.