Planning for a post-secondary education can be overwhelming. The financial part of that process doesn't have to be! Speak to your school counselor and with the financial aid offices of the colleges in which you are interested to find the best way to manage paying for school. Consider joining us for Financial Aid Night each school year. The information may be slightly different from one year to the next -- parents AND students from any grade are welcome to attend.
2018 Financial Aid Night was held on October 17th -- if you missed it ... 2018 Financial Aid Presentation
At our FAFSA program, a PHEAA representative will walk families through the FAFSA form (which is the required form for nearly ALL types of financial aid). This program is especially pertinent to seniors and their parents.
2019 FAFSA Program ...TBD
We find the following links to be most helpful through the financial aid process:
I'd like to do some research about schools -- their costs, graduation rates, average amount borrowed, employment stats for graduates... where can I find that information? College Score Card
I might have a high school student right now but I also have younger children -- how do I start saving or be smart with my money? 529 Savings Program (sponsored by the PA Department of Treasury)
My child is not going to school right away, but considering my finances today, how can I anticipate my costs? FAFSA4caster (estimating tool)
Where can I get information on the entire Financial Aid process? US Department of Education - preparing and funding a college education
I think we will have to borrow some money to make college happen -- where can I find out more about different types of loans? http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand
I'm ready to apply for Financial Aid -- where do I start? Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Where do I get a PIN number so I can sign the FAFSA and loan documents electronically? Federal Student Aid PIN website
What are the different types of aid available and what steps should I follow? 5 Steps to Financial Aid
What are the state funded grant opportunities and special programs available? PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency)
One of my colleges require the CSS Profile -- what is that and where do I get it? CSS Profile
Last Modified on October 18, 2018