College Costs and Financial Aid Planning

Financial Aid Information (for 2017-2018 college students)

click-her-to-view-the-slide-show-form-our-financial-aid-night-on-nov-15-2016 (PDF Format)

click-her-to-view-the-slide-show-form-our-financial-aid-night-on-nov-15-2016 (MS PowerPoint Format)

Published on Sept 16, 2015
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

PHEAA’s home page
www.pheaa.org

Free application for Federal Student Aid
www.fafsa.gov

Create FSA ID
www.StudentAid.gov/fsaid

Calculate an affordable future
www.mysmartborrowing.org

The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is a financial aid form required by some schools
https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile

The PA 529 Treasury Department and PHEAA are joining forces to present a FAFSA Completion Webinar.

Click here for the presentation. Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov
General Information about Federal Aid – 1-800-433-3243

To receive federal student aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Financial Aid Presentation for Nov 12 2013: PDF version click here. PowerPoint version click here.

PHEAA’s Higher Education Access Partner Marla Kane walks you through the student financial aid application process in this comprehensive presentation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX97ZVrtSQA

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible after January 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 

More ways to save for College:

UPROMISE www.Upromise.com/pa

SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards Program  www.TuitionRewards.com

PA 529 College Savings Program www.PA529.com

Sources of Aid and Financial Aid Information

FAFSA Pin Registration 
www.pin.ed.gov

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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