Minersville Area HS hosted a Financial Aid Night presentation with PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) in the Cafeteria on September 19, 2023 at 6:00 pm for MAHS students and parents.
This presentation provided an early understanding of the financial aid process. Participants gained an understanding of the types and sources of aid available to help cover the cost of attendance at post-secondary schools. Participants also learned how to apply for financial aid, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), which is required to determine eligibility for most student aid programs, such as the Pennsylvania State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, institutional awards, and federal student and parent loans.
Please see the attached PowerPoint from the presentation if you missed it or if you need a refresh. The handouts are available in the Career and Counseling Center.
How to Apply for Financial Aid:
Go to FAFSA
Apply for a PIN number and be sure to check email
Find school codes and check deadlines
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on-line on or after December 31 of student’s senior year
Useful Phone Numbers:
General Info about Federal Aid: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) for FAFSA help & to request copies of Student Aid Report (SAR)
Pa Higher Education Assistance Agency Grant and Loan Programs 1-800-692-7392
For specific questions contact financial aid office at student’s college of choice
Financial Aid and Scholarships/Awards Websites:
Selective Service System (Any 18 year old male must register with the selective service in order to be eligible for financial aid.)
Schuylkill Area Community Foundation (Click on Minersville High School Scholarships and Awards available December 15/Deadlines vary)