College Costs and Financial Aid Planning

PHEAA’s higher education access partner Marla Kane explains the different types of scholarships that are available for financial aid, how to apply, how to avoid scholarship scams and offers examples of scholarships that could save you thousands of dollars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXlX0XvQeJY

2018 Financial Aid Night Power Point Presentation

PHEAA 2018-19

PHEAA’s home page
www.pheaa.org

Create FSA ID
www.StudentAid.gov/fsaid

You must create an FSA ID before completing your FAFSA form.

Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA form)
www.fafsa.gov

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible after October 1. There are three ways that a student can complete the FAFSA:

1) Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov

2) Download and complete a PDF version of the FAFSA at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov (Note: PDF FAFSA’s must be mailed for processing).

3) Request a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243 

Sources of Aid and Financial Aid Information

FAFSA 4Caster (Federal Aid Projection Tool) 
www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov

Scholarship Search 
www.fastweb.com

CSS/PROFILE 
profileonline.collegeboard.com

Direct Loans
www.ed.gov/directloan

Resources by State 
www.finaid.org/otheraid/state.phtml

Student Tax Information 
www.irs.gov/individuals/students

FinAid 
www.finaid.org

Project Scholarship Scam 
ftc.gov/scholarshipscams 

Student Guide to Federal Aid 
studentaid.ed.gov/guide/

More ways to save for College:

www.Upromise.com/pa

www.TuitionRewards.com

www.PA529.com

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