Financial Aid

  • For information on How to Correct or Change Your FAFSA - click on the info sheet below.

     

    Information from PHEAA:

    Check out the upcoming PHEAA webinars below. To register, go to  PHEAA Events

    Webinar #1:  Which Education Loan Should I Pick?

    As families receive their financial offer letters from schools and determine that education loans may be needed, they’ll find that there are many options to consider – including loans from the Department of Education and private loan programs. Doing the research and knowing what to compare and consider will be important to overall education debt, keeping it affordable, and finding the right fit. This one-hour webinar reviews the different options and details associated with education loans to assist in sorting out this information.

    Wednesday, January 13 – Noon (ET) – Lunch & Learn
    Tuesday, January 19 – 6:30 PM (ET)
    Tuesday, January 26 – Noon (ET) – Lunch & Learn

    Webinar #2:  Understanding the Financial Aid Offer and Balances:

    The financial aid offer or financing plan that you receive to provide an idea of the costs associated with attending post secondary education can be confusing as each school formats their information differently. PHEAA is offering a one-hour webinar to assist in understanding and navigating through the types of aid listed, what you are being offered, and identifying the balances and next steps needed. Q&A interaction is encouraged.

    Thursday, January 7 – 6:30 PM (ET)
    Thursday, January 14 – Noon (ET)
    Thursday, January 21 – 6:30 PM (ET)
    Thursday, January 28 – Noon (ET)

     

    Watch the College Financial Aid Program from Thursday, October 1, 2020. Diona Brown from the PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) presented on the types of aid available to pay for college, explained the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and how to complete it, specialized federal and state loans and grants, and financial aid deadlines.  Click on this link:  https://pheaaconf.webex.com/pheaaconf/lsr.php?RCID=bd909aa36eca4ec983ce4a201c1ae849   The password to access the video is:  Xi3AGfFa

    Finding Last-Minute Scholarships
    Please encourage your students to look at these four places to find “Last-Minute Scholarships.”

    1. College's Financial Aid Department - The school’s Financial Aid Office may know about remaining scholarship opportunities.
    2. Student's Employer OR Parent's/Guardian's Employer - If the student or parent is working, even part-time, there may be scholarships available from their employer.
    3. Scholarship Search Engines & Contests - Scholarship search engines and social channels may show late-deadline options and some, like FastWeb.com and the U.S. Department of Labor's CareerOneStop can be filtered by due date. Searches can also be conducted on social channels, using hashtags.
    4. Local Organizations - Organizations in the student's hometown may award scholarships and are usually less competitive than national awards.

     

     

     Financial Aid Resources

     How to Create A FAFSA ID (Federal Dept. of Education) 

           The Department of Education has released a video advising students and parents on how to create a FAFSA ID. 

    SCHOLARSHIPS, LOANS AND FINANCIAL AID
     
    www.fafsa.gov- FAFSA on the web; tips for preparing FAFSA application
     
    www.fastweb.com- Free search of over 600,000 scholarships; College search
     
    www.finaid.org- Scholarship search: loan information; saving for college; military aid
     
    www.studentaid.ed.gov- Easy road to education; preparing, choosing, applying, funding, attending, and repaying
     
    www.educationplanner.org -PHEAA sponsored site on planning and paying for college
     
    www.mysmartborrowing.org- assists students in making smart decisions abour career choices and paying for college
     
     
     
     

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