On Tuesday, October 19th at 6pm, Tiffanie Devan from PHEAA will be presenting virtually to Minersville Area High School Juniors and Seniors and their parents her Financial Aid Presentation. A link and information will be posted here closer to the event date.
PHEAA’s September webinars are targeted to assist with key, timely aspects of higher education planning. There is plenty in these webinars that will be of interest not only to everyone considering higher education, but also to those who are currently enrolled.
Financial Aid Timeline – Know What To Do When
Sept 9, Thursday, 6:30 pm
Sept 16, Thursday, Noon
Sept 23, Thursday, 6:30 pm
Sept 28, Tuesday, Noon
Follow financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of PHEAA’s PA Forward Program as they guide you along the exciting (and sometimes bumpy) road to an affordable higher education. The journey will begin before high school and end in the land of education loan repayment – or maybe even education loan forgiveness. One thing is for certain: it’s never too early to start preparing for a successful higher education experience. This one-hour presentation will provide the starting points – and web resources – for effective research before, during, and after your student makes postsecondary decisions. Knowing what to expect and to plan for it is the key. Failing to plan, is planning to fail!
Searching for Scholarships and Affording the Balance
Sept 14 Tuesday Noon
Sept 21 Tuesday 6:30 pm
Sept 30 Thursday Noon
There are many ways to pay for education, and one important step is to search and apply for Scholarships. More free money equals less borrowing. This presentation will review the types of options available, along with tips on applying. It will also offer samples of fun scholarship options to get you started. We’ll then review what to do about the balances that might be left over in order to make affordable higher education decisions. Join Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray from PHEAA’s PA Forward Program for an hour of detailed information on this topic.
Register at: Webinar Registration
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 before October 1 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:
Schuylkill Area Community Foundation (Click on Minersville High School Scholarships and Awards)
Selective Service System (Any 18 year old male must register with the selective service in order to be eligible for financial aid.)