College Costs and Financial Aid Planning

Financial Aid Information (for 2017-2018 college students)

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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.

PHEAA’s home page

Free application for Federal Student Aid

Create FSA ID

Calculate an affordable future

The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is a financial aid form required by some schools

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
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.

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

2) Download and complete a PDF version of the FAFSA at (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:


SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards Program

PA 529 College Savings Program

Sources of Aid and Financial Aid Information

FAFSA Pin Registration

FAFSA 4Caster (Federal Aid Projection Tool)

Scholarship Search


Direct Loans

Resources by State

Student Tax Information


Project Scholarship Scam 

Student Guide to Federal Aid

More ways to save for College:

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